EA Cancels NBA Live 13 to Focus on Next Year’s Game
Unfortunately for EA Sports and NBA fans, EA Games canceled NBA Live 13 to focus on next year’s version. According to EA Sports’ Executive Vice President Andrew Wilson, the company made a commitment to deliver a high-quality experience that fans expect; however, development is “not there yet” on NBA Live 13.
Find out more about NBA Live 13′s cancellation after the break.
According to Wilson, EA Sports has decided to sit this year out to focus on making next year’s version a great game. It wasn’t an easy decision, but that they believe that it was the best one to make for the fans.
“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.”
If you remember, EA rebranded Live as NBA Elite back in 2010. NBA Elite 11 was delayed due to the company’s concerns over the gameplay and was eventually cancelled later that year. Thankfully, EA decided to give NBA Live 10 players free roster updates to reflect real-life league changes.
EA announced the NBA Live 13 earlier this year and even showed gameplay footage including the brand-new graphics engine at E3. It’s just too bad that the game was cancelled. Hopefully NBA Live 14 meets and surpasses EA’s standards and gets released to offer NBA fans choice between EA’s NBA Live and 2k’s NBA 2k franchises.
(Credit: EA Sports)