EA Sports has cancelled basketball. Again. For the second time in three years they have gotten within spitting distance of their release and pulled the plug on their NBA simulation title, first NBA Elite 11 in 2010 and now NBA Live 13 today.
I was a huge NBA Live fan back at the end of the 90s and was interested in seeing what EA could do with a coupe years of preparation. The answer? Not much. It seems that negative feedback from various sources internally and externally doomed the project. Will we see the brand again? Maybe, but if we do it will have some huge hurdles to overcome in public opinion.
You’ll have to pardon me if I sound wistful here; I’m suffering from a bit of déjà vu. I’m playing NCAA Football 13 and I can’t help but feel like I’ve reviewed this one before. You know, like last year or something. Oh, that’s right.