'NBA 2K15' drafts 3D face mapping for latest game

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new feature that allows players to put their game faces on.

The developers of the interactive basketball game are adding the option for gamers to digitally graft lifelike 3D renditions of their faces onto virtual players in the series' latest installment, set for release on Oct. 7.

The process uses the cameras for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game consoles to amass several angles of gamers' faces. It then renders photorealistic 3D models on screen that can be tweaked and placed onto the bodies of virtual players in the game's career and online modes.

The face mapping marks the latest effort by a game creator to add virtual representations of players in a game.