Quantcast
NBA Live 13 canceled, new title coming next year - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



NBA Live 13  



NBA Live 13 canceled, new title coming next year


4:30 PM on 09.27.2012
NBA Live 13 canceled, new title coming next year photo



It seemed pretty crazy to me that a high-profile release like NBA Elite 11 would get canceled so close to its launch date. I suppose the decision must have been the right one -- or at least not so disastrous that it could not be repeated -- because another major basketball game from Electronic Arts, NBA Live 13, has just been canned.

"After a lot of consideration, we have made the decision to not launch NBA Live 13," writes EA Sports executive VP Andrew Wilson in a blog post. Despite "moving the game to a new studio" and "[launching] an even deeper level of engagement with our community to gather more feedback directly from fans," it simply wasn't enough given the team's time frame.

"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," he continues. "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."

NBA Live 13 Update [EA Sports]








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
NBA Live 13



7:00 PM on 02.23.2012
EA Sports returning to Live brand: NBA Live 13 this fall

Above is a smartphone photo of Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (right) taken a few hours ago. He was playing an early build of the EA Tiburon-developed return of EA Sports' basketball franchise. EA hadn't officia...more





Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Sports

1:00 AM on 07.24.2014
NHL 15 flaunts its alliteration with the Superstar Skill Stick

Slapshots from the point, cheeky tip-ins, and wristers through traffic are all perfectly fine, but when you play an NHL game, you want to embarrass your opponent. You want them going to get their jock out of the rafters...more



8:00 AM on 07.21.2014
Team USA's Clint Dempsey loses Xbox shirt for PS3/PS4 FIFA 15 cover

Lionel Messi will grace the cover of FIFA for the third year straight year, but FIFA 15's North American release will see team USA's Clint Dempsey creeping behind Messi, wondering why his lighting is so different.  ...more



4:30 PM on 07.18.2014
FIFA 15 puts priority on emotions and giant dogpiles

Last month, I did my best to tell you what EA Sports wanted to put emphasis on for its three big sports titles this year. Then, it went and undermined me by releasing videos that say exactly what I wrote. In the unfortunate ...more



View all Sports






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more