Submitted by stickskills 1102d ago | news

EA SPORTS officially cancels 'NBA Live 13'

StickSkills.com writes, "The first two NBA Live titles that EA SPORTS released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 were far from desireable, and ultimately allowed the NBA 2K series to shine. While NBA Live 09 & NBA Live 10 found the magic again and began to make strides, NBA Elite 11 became the company’s first cancelled sports title." (NBA Live 13, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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NYC_Gamer  +   1102d ago
NBA Live 13 looked garbage anyway
Outsider-G  +   1102d ago
True, not surprised.
DaThreats  +   1102d ago
NBA2k series the best ever b-ball games confirmed
MostJadedGamer  +   1102d ago
Have to give EA a ton of respect. This is now the 3rd year in a row they have canceled there NBA game . Instead of putting out a subpar product they just continue cancelling the game, and delaying it to next year.

This is something you never see with sports games. Have to give EA a lot of respect.
aiBreeze  +   1102d ago
Yeah because they done it out of the goodness of their hearts as they wanted people to get value for their money.. LMFAO!

By cancelling the game again, chances are, it means many talented people will lose their jobs while the people most likely responsible for the cancellation, will still most likely be in their nice comfortable middle management/senior marketing positions.
jamesensor  +   1102d ago
True. They spend in the ratio of 5 in development to 15 in advertising, sort of, which shouldn't be. Lots of talent, bla bla, but to make more of the same, then no thanks.
cashrell1171  +   1102d ago
I respect their decision but their taking too long and thats a big mistake...

The last live game was NBALIVE10 and it was amazing..i felt very good about live and thought they would build on it

I personally hate 2k basketball, its clunky and unresponsive...i bought one and will never buy another..im used to the free flow of live

Ea is just afraid of 2k's surge in popularity and their second guessing themselves.....they need to remember their the original since the 90's
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1102d ago
You gotta love competition.

If only, if only 2K could make football games again.
Software_Lover  +   1102d ago
With all the hype they tried to put behind it? The many youtube videos calling it the savior of basketball games, and stating they are not getting paid by E.A.?

Oh well.
Belking  +   1102d ago
This is just more evidence of why they went after the NFL license. They know 2k football games will steal a big chunk of the Madden market.
BlaqMagiq24  +   1102d ago
No surprise. NBA Live is garbage anyway 2K is king and EA knows it.
StrawHatPatriot  +   1102d ago
It's amazing, based on how ahead of it's time NFL 2K5 was, if EA didn't get the exclusive license, Madden would've been like this.
titans9999  +   1102d ago
HA HA...This is why EA sucks, I cant wait until NFL2K takes over Madden!! GAME, SET, MATCH EA!!!!!!!!!!
MostJadedGamer  +   1102d ago
Um you should be praising EA for this. Instead of putting out a subpar game they just continue to cancel there NBA games, and wait for next year. Nobody does that. You have to give EA a ton of credit, and respect here for just not trying to cash in by putting out a subpar product for the last 3 years. Cancelling 3 straight NBA games has cost them a ton of money. They are really putting the customer first.
Funky Town_TX  +   1102d ago
NO respect for EA
I can't respect them for killing NCAA basketball competition, and killing NFL competition, and then not releasing a college or NBA BB game. The last few BB games have been sub-par and so has Madden. They remove features and add others that they took out long ago and call it a new game. EA should be ashamed of themselves for the fact that they cannot make a half decent BB or NFL game.
titans9999  +   1102d ago
They are simply horrible video game makers!!
They need to recognize that gamers KNOW what they want, and EA should make the games accordingly!!! NUFF SAID!!!!
AzaziL  +   1101d ago
That's the reason it'll never happen, EA will fork over as much money as possible to retain their NFL exclusive license because they know their biggest cash cow would get slaughtered by 2K.
mdkgod43  +   1102d ago
this is just sad i was really looking forward to this game
byeldell34  +   1102d ago
well........that's good news for 2k
RivetCityGhoul  +   1102d ago
HAHAHAHA. EA you suck XD

just let it go EA you lost. NBA 2K took a big steamer all over ya'll and took your consumers that you'll never get back.
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Straightupbeastly  +   1102d ago
Yeah but 2k don't have ultimate team
3-4-5  +   1102d ago
uhhh.. go buy trading cards then.
Dovahkiin  +   1101d ago
That's like saying, uhh but battlefield doesn't have golden guns...

Something of such minor importance, should never be a deciding factor when it comes to buying a game.
BigDollarZoe954  +   1102d ago
Sorry NBA LIVE and EA You can't compete with 2K LOL better get the licensing from NFL again cause 2K Make a football game Madden might be something of the Past
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1102d ago
Maybe now EA can focus on a new MLB title since 2K is not longer doing it.
Hicken  +   1102d ago
2K ended their baseball run for the same reason EA is ending their basketball run: not good enough to measure up to the competition.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1101d ago
So Very True.
RivetCityGhoul  +   1102d ago
whats the point? MLB The show will stomp whatever EA makes to the ground.

Sony - Baseball
2K- Basketball
EA - Football.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1102d ago
Actually it's:

Baseball- Sony
Basketball 2K
Football- 2K
Soccer- EA

I think the rest of the sports pretty much go to EA maybe except for tennis. I don't play tennis games so I wouldn't know.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1101d ago
Because EA use to make the best MLB game back in the day until 2K snatched up the license.

Also, since there is a market on the 360 for a baseball game, it would only make sense that EA make an MLB title knowing that not only would it sell on the 360 due to zero competition, but also may get some sales on the PS3 for those who may not like The Show or who are EA supporters.

That would be the point.
MuhammadJA  +   1102d ago
Good riddance. The less sports games, the better.
DaReapa  +   1101d ago
I don't think I've ever seen a more false statement posted on this site. Competition is essential for quality.
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TENTONGUN  +   1102d ago
well ive been diggin 2k for a few years so this doesnt bother me i guess. but was anyone kinda interested in live 13? maybe just a lil? not that i planned on buying it right off the bat, but i was curious about it. atleast a rental
CPTN MITCHELL  +   1102d ago
"Ea sports is not in the game" wow they said The same about elite....jokes on you ea....2ksports is in The game ¦-)
black911  +   1102d ago
expect the same when NFl 2k comes back out!!!!!!
zu4G  +   1102d ago
let go Live it's Over..
Thanks for the Memories..
Sad but true, 2K is now The King
chak_  +   1102d ago
I dream of the day nba live will come out of the shadow just like fifa 08 did on PES.

I mean 2K is great, but they are getting lazy to me.

So yeah, I wish EA team good luck and hope they can come up with something great.
jd666  +   1102d ago
Must have been broken beyond repair and they didn't want to embarrass themselves by releasing it in that state, If only other developers did the same *coughBethesda*
Rainstorm81  +   1101d ago
I agree...

EA is the worst company cause the have some buggy games , yet Bethesda is great in spite of their buggy games.

I hate that backwards logic...
rocky047586  +   1101d ago
@aiBreeze Uh no. The company doesn't fire or lay off employees because of this cancellation. They continue working on the game for the next year over. The only thing that is actually canned is the name "NBA Live '13" because it will now be called "NBA Live '14" instead. Same group of developers and everything, just another year to work on it. Unless, of course, they decided to switch dev teams again then you'd have a point.
KontryBoy706  +   1101d ago
Another FAIL. Man imagine if 2K could make NFL games again. EA would be begging for support lol. The next NFL 2K is gonna blow Madden away
iliimaster  +   1101d ago
i maybe be tilted one way but to me nfl 2k5 is still king on xbox u can freaking edit theme songs to touchdowns/first downs that feature + physics n game play still outdoes madden in my eyes
tweet75  +   1101d ago
after playing this years madden im starting to lose faith in EA. This cancelation may be for the best.
ozzywazzy  +   1101d ago
As long as Fifa is great, I dun care.
Soldierone  +   1101d ago
I think they have been losing ground in the sports market ever since whats his name took it over. Before he stepped in, the NHL series had substantial improvements every year, Madden was actually doing something, and so on. Moore (thats his name?) steps in and the entire focus shifted entirely to Fifa....

Why don't they just release bi-yearly games? Release it, then have roster updates and patches for the next year and a half, then release another one when you have substantial game changes. They can just charge 5 dollars for the "New Season Roster Update" instead of putting out full games.....It also makes their stupid season pass to all sports games worth something.

If anything they should trade out Madden (lmao EA give up Madden) for MVP baseball, that series was awesome!
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KrimsonKody  +   1101d ago
EA is still living in the "yellow tab on the left side of the cartridge" days.
They dominated sport games then & still feel "comfortable" in that notion.
They should've known that some company was eventually gonna come & give them a run for their money & position.
optimus  +   1101d ago
I think EA's strategy is to hope the 2k sales numbers go down to the point that people begin to complain that it's "the same as last year" before attempting to bring nba live back...the advantage being that they still have an nba license. On the flip side, 2k games can create a football game today but they know it wouldn't sell as much with fake generic teams so why bother wasting labor and resources on it.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1101d ago
I don't even bother playing madden or anything from EA sports anymore, they are now absolute garbage games. Down with EA sports! Bring back NFL 2K!
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chukamachine  +   1101d ago
basketball is boring.
iliimaster  +   1101d ago
makes me wonder how madden would of held up against NFL 2k franchise if they would of been able to compete against the giant because i remember quite well nfl 2k5 was 19.99 on release date which made madden lower their prices aswell until they decided why compete when i can just buy exclusive rights and spoon feed us garbage... but when its the ONLY garbage around it makes it viable
CYBERHATER  +   1101d ago
oh well guess I'll pick up 2k.

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