When the "NBA Live 18" video game arrives it won't just feature NBA teams but also teams and players from the WNBA. The major announcement was unveiled on Thursday ahead of the Dream vs. Lynx basketball game in Minnesota. A video clip was also released showing off some of the star WNBA players and teams that will be featured in the upcoming video game from EA Sports.

WNBA video game debut

According to Sports Illustrated, the Electronic Arts game company announced on Thursday that there will be a full roster of the WNBA teams and players in this year's title for the first time ever.

WNBA president Lisa Borders shared the "tremendous news" on her Twitter account with a 43-second video clip.

The promotional video features some of the WNBA's biggest stars in the game today. Among those on display are the Seattle Storm's Sue Bird, Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore, and the Phoenix Mercury stars Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner. Of those players, Griner is shown with a two-handed dunk to finish off the clip.

Comments on the various tweets to announce the new addition to the game have been mixed.

There have been those fans making jokes about including a "layup contest" but also those who seem excited by the concept and want to try out the game. Others have mentioned that the game has been lacking compared to its superior rival in sports games.

Release date & free demo

The new "NBA Live 18" video game from Electronic Arts is scheduled for official release to the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One video game systems in September.

However, there will be a free demo for gamers to download on Friday, August 11th.

The addition of WNBA players and teams to this franchise is certainly a step in the right direction and provides a way for even more fans to enjoy this title. However, the "NBA Live" title for sports games has been hurting in terms of trying to compete with a title many gamers find to be better - "NBA 2K18."

The "NBA Live" series of Video Games started in 1994 and ran through 2009.

After a hiatus of several years, the games began to get published again in 2013 through present day. One of the most recent editions, "NBA Live 16," scored a 59 on the Metacritic aggregate site for media.

Will you be checking out the new "NBA Live 18" video game when it arrives? Do you plan on trying out the free demo of the game next week when it is available for download? How do you feel about WNBA players and teams being added to the new game?