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See how NBA Live 15's overhauled graphics compare to last year's game

NBA Live 15 will bring visual upgrades to the next entry of Electronic Arts' recently returned franchise through its use of lighting and arena atmosphere, according to a post on EA Sports' website.

In a video offering a behind-the-scenes look at NBA Live 15's upgrades, art director Paul Kashuk explains that the facial scanning used to recreate athletes in NBA Live 14 was "the beginning of the process." Player uniforms, gear and more will all include more precise details, while the lighting system has been "overhauled."

"What we're really aiming for is a photorealistic simulation of what you see when you're watching an NBA broadcast," Kashuk said.

NBA Live 14 players who downloaded the title update in February have already gotten the chance to see some of these improvements in action.

"We're continuing down that path in NBA Live 15, using these new lights to better showcase our players and arenas," the post reads. "This look really helps out bring the nuances in each player, and we're very pleased with the improvement it offers over our previous lighting system."

For more on the game, check out the video above. NBA Live 15 launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Oct. 7.

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