Be a Pro mode is evolving into Live the Life for NHL 14. Where EA Sports’ career modes have faltered most in recent years has been failing to represent a player’s dealings away from the ice or field. That will be changing with NHL 14 as now interviews, events, endorsements, and likeability will all factor into a career.
The new Live the Life developer blog goes through all the areas of interest. Interviews will influence draft stock and likeability levels, events will have a positive or negative effect, and endorsements provide cash. Likeability will determine endorsement potential, whether opposing crowds boo the player, event invites, chemistry on the ice, attributes, demotions and promotions.