As we noted in Episode #218 of the NLSC Podcast a couple of weeks ago, the NBA Live 18 demo has been receiving a few official patches since its release. A new update (1.05) has just come through on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It should come through automatically as long as you have an active Internet connection, but if you encounter any issues, try restarting your console. Xbox One users may also want to try this workaround.
There hasn’t been a lot of information about the updates so far, and the Update History on PS4 simply lists the generic “minor bug fixes” note. However, NBA Live 18 Game Designer ProjectLeet has Tweeted out some comprehensive patch notes for the latest update, which are as follows:
- Live Run unlocked.
- Numerous gameplay changes, which include…
- Big men will no longer be able to perform high tier dribble moves.
- Contested layup percentage has been tuned.
- Big men won’t perform as many athletic reverse layups.
- Increased Game Speed to 80.
- Interception tuning. Fewer interceptions when players aren’t facing the ball.
- Alley-oop frequency tuning.
- Hard screens are less frequent.
- Celebration tuning.
- Box out tuning.
- Reduced the frequency of interior shot blocking based on matchups. Slight reduction overall.
- Various Gameplay bug fixes.
- Improved loose ball reaction times.
The dev team at EA Tiburon certainly seem to be taking feedback on the NBA Live 18 demo quite seriously. As such, if you have any impressions that you’d like to share, feel free to post them in the comments section below, as well as in this topic. Remember, the more detailed our constructive feedback about the NBA Live 18 demo, the more adjustments that can be made to the full version via a day one patch. We’ll do our best to compile feedback and pass it along to the developers accordingly.