Announced and detailed today on the EA Play Conference stage alongside the NBA Live 18 reveal trailer was the title's new mode called The One. With a free demo releasing in August 2017 on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, players will be able to get first-hand experience with The One, then let them carry that progress over into the full game when it releases.
The mode itself will allow players to pursue their basketball legacy as they begin their rise through the ranks in The Streets and The League, "in a new and authentic basketball experience. Your choices and skill will define your legacy."
From the official NBA Live 18: The One website:
Your path is defined by the choices you make with the freedom to play how you want, with whom you want, and where the respect you earn in THE STREETS matters just as much as the rings you earn in THE LEAGUE.
With players being able to customize the following items for their player:
- Customize the way you look from the hairstyles to the tattoos to the kicks, express yourself.
SIGNATURE ABILITY AND SKILLS
- Master an ability only you can pull off and make your mark on the game.
- Choose from dozens of game-changing traits to help strategize against components.
- Create how you want to look, and how you want to play, with deep customization. From skills to style, it’s all about you.
NBA Live 18 will be coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with a free demo of The One available in August. No official release date has been announced at this stage.