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EA Sports won't release an NBA Live game this year.

Old 05-10-16, 05:17 PM
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EA Sports won't release an NBA Live game this year.

EA Sports won't release an NBA Live game this year — instead, the next entry in the simulation basketball franchise will arrive in early 2017, publisher Electronic Arts announced today.

EA included a new NBA Live game for consoles in a slide presentation for its 2017 fiscal year, which runs from April 2016 through March 2017. But unlike the other EA Sports titles that are traditionally released in EA's fiscal second quarter, from August through September — namely, Madden NFL, NHL and FIFA Soccer — NBA Live is listed as a fourth-quarter project.

The fourth quarter of EA's 2017 fiscal year runs from January through March 2017. This coincides with the NBA All-Star Game, which is held in early February.

The most recent entry in the franchise was NBA Live 16, which was released in September 2015 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Next year's game is listed with no official title. The NBA Live series is developed by EA Tiburon.

We've reached out to EA for more details, and will update this article with any information we receive.

Update: While the next NBA Live console game won't arrive until early 2017, EA Sports is bringing the series to mobile devices later this year, said executive producer Sean O'Brien in a post on the franchise's website.

"It's important that you know that we are committed to NBA Live in the console space," O'Brien said.

"Our focus this year is to deliver an amazing, high-quality basketball game to a global audience. The best way to do that is through the fastest growing, largest, and most accessible gaming platform…mobile. As a team, we're really excited about taking the franchise to new places with the worldwide release of our mobile game later this year."

http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/10/116...ate-early-2017
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Re: EA Sports won't release an NBA Live game this year.

How many years have they missed? At first I wondered if this was an old thread getting bumped.

Maybe they should give up on the NBA and work on a baseball title. And/or bring their non-FIFA sports back to the PC.
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Re: EA Sports won't release an NBA Live game this year.

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Old 05-10-16, 10:15 PM
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Re: EA Sports won't release an NBA Live game this year.

Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
How many years have they missed? At first I wondered if this was an old thread getting bumped.

Maybe they should give up on the NBA and work on a baseball title. And/or bring their non-FIFA sports back to the PC.
After the release of NBA Live 10, EA attempted to retool the series under a new name with NBA Elite 11. However, the game was met with bad publicity and development problems before release and was cancelled (though a playable demo was released for download, and several copies of the full release found their way to customers).

In November 2010, development of the franchise was moved from EA Canada studio to Florida-based Tiburon studio. It was eventually announced that the series' next installment would be released in Fall 2012 and would return to the NBA Live name as NBA Live 13, but it would later be announced, on September 27, 2012, that they would cancel the release. It wasn't until the fall of 2013, that the next game, NBA Live 14, would be released.

NBA Live 16 was released on September 29, 2015. It is currently the latest of the NBA Live series.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_Li...eo_game_series)

I think you can stick a fork in the console version of this game, it's done. EA seems to be more interested in shifting this series to the mobile market.
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