EA Sport is the developer of many successful franchises in the sports games genre, but NBA basketball seems destined not to be one. It's always sad news when a game is cancelled and today we bring you news that NBA Live 13
, which was supposed to launch this October, will never see the light of day. Here is the official statement, in the words of Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President of EA SPORTS.
After a lot of consideration, we have made the decision to not launch NBA LIVE 13. I'd like to give you a bit of perspective.
When we started the process of bringing back NBA LIVE, we knew it was going to be a long journey. We started by moving the game to a new studio. We brought in some of the best new technology that has helped fuel innovation in our other games. We launched an even deeper level of engagement with our community to gather more feedback directly from fans. And we built a whole new development team to bring it all to life. We felt like we were on the right path.
We also made a commitment to deliver a high quality experience — this is what our fans expect and what we demand of ourselves at EA SPORTS. But making great games is not easy, and we're just not there yet on NBA LIVE 13. Having continued to look at the game over the past few days, it's clear that we won't be ready in October. And rather than launch midway through the season, we're going to sit out the full year and stay focused on making next year’s game great. This decision puts us on the right track for success well into the future in a rapidly changing industry.
Virtual basketball is still alive and kicking however, so those of you who are fans of the sport should check out the latest trailer
for NBA 2K13
, which is sporting some trendy shoes indeed. Thanks to all the community members that sent the basketball and this piece of news rolling our way.