Basketball Frankenstein: EA to Resurrect “NBA Live” Franchise
A post on Gamasutra from yesterday reveals that Electronic Arts is returning to the world of PROFESSIONAL-STYLE-BASKETBALLING with NBA Live 13, a return to the “Live” label after their previous efforts with NBA Elite went down the tubes.
The post notes that EA was looking to release NBA Elite 11, what would’ve been the second game in that franchise, but decided instead to cancel the game despite having manufactured retail copies because the company didn’t want to “ship a product [it wasn’t] proud of and compete for marginal share.” Apparently the game wasn’t very good.
Now, though, EA wants to return to realistic NBA games, having had some pretty good success with NBA Jam not too long ago. It’s likely that they ditched Elite because of whatever taint that brand had.
Interested in a new Live? Or are you going to stick with the 2K franchise? Personally, I’m still crossing my fingers someone will bring the Mutant League franchise back…