EA Officially Cancels NBA Live 13,
It has been a rough few years for EA Sports in terms of basketball and now it looks like things will remain this way for the foreseeable future. That is because after months of delays, rumors, and outright no comments, EA has made the decision to pull the plug on NBA Live 13. 13 was meant to be the company’s return to hoops glory after the similar cancellation of NBA Elite 11 back in 2010. Now however it seems this is not meant to be as once again the company has struggled to create a basketball game that they feel is strong enough to warrant release.
No doubt this was not an easy decision for EA who, despite continuing to pay big money for the popular NBA license (which they share with 2K Games), has failed to release a NBA Basketball game since the October 2009′s NBA Live 10. This also now leaves the field wide open for 2K Game whose latest NBA related release, NBA 2K13, will arrive on a multitude of platforms next week. The Executive Vice President of EA Sports, Andrew Wilson, released the following statement in regards to the cancellation decision:
While this will no doubt come as as disappointment to some, you have to at least respect EA’s commitment to trying to release the best game they can. Certainly it would have been easy enough to simply crap out a sub-par licensed sports game that would have likely still sold well regardless of quality. Of course this now also raises the bar for the eventual NBA Live 14 (or whatever it ends up being called) but hey, they have got a whole year to work on the game now. Hopefully, that will be enough time. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of EA Sports and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
Source(s): EA Sports.