A new installment of the Coach’s Corner feature has been posted over on the official NBA Live website, detailing the Los Angeles Lakers’ face scanning session for NBA Live 15. In addition to showing some behind the scenes photographs of the session, the article also talks about the developers’ meeting with Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni, in which they gained an insight into his offensive strategies with an eye towards improving the depth and realism of NBA Live’s strategy and playcalling AI.
The developers also met with assistant coach Kurt Rambis, who not only provided his basketball insights for the development of NBA Live, but also spent some time reminiscing with lifelong Lakers fan and gameplay designer Scott O’Gallagher about the Showtime era and the rivalry with Larry Bird’s Boston Celtics, as well as the brilliance of Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. More details on the enhancements to NBA Live’s AI will be revealed in the coming months, once the NBA Live 15 preview season has tipped off.
As always, it’s an interesting read on how the producers are picking the brains of NBA coaches to help them develop NBA Live, so check it out here and have your say in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum.