NBA Live 13 Cancelled

EA Sports have announced that they're opting not to release NBA Live 13, instead sitting out a year and releasing it in time for the 2014 season.

The announcement, made on EA Sports website is as follows:

NBA LIVE 13 Update

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.

I'm disappointed that we have not yet met our high expectations with NBA LIVE, but I remain motivated about where we're going. We're committed to delivering new innovation in online, and our progress in the visual presentation of the game continues to take big strides. We also know that a great game starts with great gameplay, and this remains a huge priority for us.

This wasn't an easy decision, but it's the right one for our fans. I hope you'll agree when you're able to play the game next year.

Andrew Wilson
Executive Vice President, EA SPORTS

While the game never had a solid release date, it was expected that it would have released in October.


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Comments Comments (5)

Posted by Slide
On Friday 28 Sep 2012 12:25 PM
Nobody cares, NBA 2K13 was always going to outsell it.
Posted by t-wade23
On Friday 28 Sep 2012 12:51 PM
hard out live sucks big time 2k is way better because it is actually simulation basketball not arcady crap ea comes up with. just need 2k to get the nfl and ea will be gone
Posted by Ron
On Friday 28 Sep 2012 1:11 PM
^ They speak the truth, though a bit of competition never hurt and it'll keep the 2K series on their toes. Now only if they (2K) could get the shared rights around the NFL.
Posted by Slide
On Friday 28 Sep 2012 4:01 PM
I'm just satisfied that 2K are constantly challenging THEMSELVES. That's a feat all on its own.
Posted by nguns
On Saturday 29 Sep 2012 5:23 PM
2K are unbeatable right now.. Adding things like the dream team, Jay Z.. All just icing on an already pretty amazing cake.. Looks to be sports GOTY this year.. Again.. I just hope EA pick it up soon.. Competition brings out the best and right now.. 2K are doing all this with None.