This year, the WNBA is expected to arrive in the video game "NBA Live 18," courtesy of publisher Electronic Arts. According to the latest reports, this new milestone from the game developer and publisher recreates the previous inclusion of women in the FIFA world. In the latest report by Gamespot, this will be the first time players are able to play the WNBA in full squad despite including some of its popular players in EA's NBA Street.

The announcement brought excited not only to fans but also the WNBA players as well. Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm said on Twitter that she grew up playing video games and now, she can't believe she's actually in it.

Meanwhile, the NBA has also expressed their appreciation of the WNBA coming to the "NBA LIve 18." Indiana Pacers player Myles Turner and Evan Turner of the Portland Trailblazer are also hyped up on the new entry to "NBA Live 18."

Development progress for Xbox One and PS4

Senior producer Mike Mahar in an interview with the Polygon said they are currently in the progress of scanning the stars and he hopes to be able to get them all as the development progresses. "We scanned a fairly high percentage. We continue to scan year round, we’ll just continue scanning the players until we get them all”

For the meantime, the team is currently working the scans for 2012 WNBA MVP Tina Charles, 2014 WNBA MVP Maya Moore, WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner, Kelsey Plum, San Antonio Star's No.

1 overall pick and Diana Taurasi. Mahar also expressed his confidence that the game will improve to the next level. Although he avoided making promises; he said, the partnership is opening great options to the product.

The limitations of the WNBA in the 'NBA Live 18'

Similar to the "FIFA 16" wherein the female players can't play against the men, the possibility of a mixed gender game could arrive.

However, it is the same for the WNBA on "NBA LIve 18." The executive producer of the "NBA Live 18," Sean O'Brien said, the WNBA is one of the many sports that have incredible athletes and that's why they are working on including them in the game in the most natural and relevant way. He also added that this is just the beginning of an exciting game that involved women.

The WNBA is expected to arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console this fall. A demo of the is also scheduled to arrive on August 11, unfortunately, it doesn't include yet the WNBA version. Take note that this is only coming to the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, unlike previous reports that it includes the PC platform.