NBA Live Social Accounts Awaken Days Before Microsoft Event

Posted May 17th, 2013 at 6:30 pm


After lying dormant for eight months since posting the announcement of NBA Live 13’s cancellation EA Sports today sent out a message via multiple NBA Live social platform accounts that NBA Live 14 is “coming to a court near you”.

The timing is notable as the tease emerges just days before the Microsoft next-gen console reveal which could very well feature an EA presence and is rumored to include some element of exclusivity among the announcements. Should nothing with EA materialize at that event game announcements are expected at E3 through the Microsoft press conference and the EA press conference – both of which take place on June 10.

Recent comments suggest NBA Live 14 is headed to the next generation of consoles where it can start fresh and build for the future. It will be an uphill battle after severely deteriorating consumer confidence with the aborted releases of NBA Elite 11 and Live 13. It will also have to face an entrenched competitor that only solidified its place as a cultural force the last three years when it was the only sim basketball game on the market.



  • SJ13_BILLS

    Why even try? EA has pretty much made this series and any legacy it had look like a complete joke, and 2K will forever own the Basketball market.

  • MoneyMayweather

    NBA 2k13 is a shots game the game is start to deteriorate. If and when Live comes it will be a welcome addition to the game market as competition will make NBA 2k be a better game.

  • I’m Interested but you will always have the doubters till the game is good and they will be like “I always had faith” like the 2 dudes above my comment

  • Keith.

    Didn’t I read a couple weeks ago that the guy in charge of NBA Live, Clint Barnes I think his name was, just got laid off? Any word as to who’s now in charge with him gone? I’d love to know how many millions they’ve burned through over the last 3-4 years developing this mess.

  • HV

    If Live comes out and the 2K Insider has to start working five days a week, that’s already worth it to me.

  • SJ13_BILLS

    After the many fails and lackluster final efforts on a retail game, the NBA should just yank the license from EA for a NBA game. Tiburon can’t even get football right, what makes anyone think that they can handle another franchise?

    • mcmax3000

      I could be wrong, because I don’t really care enough to pay too much attention to this series, but I thought I saw that they had given the series back to EA Canada.

      • It’s still at Tiburon. Might you be thinking of the news of the playtest EA was holding at the EA Canada studio for a “new concept” NBA game?

        • mcmax3000

          Possibly, but I thought I had heard Live was moved back to EA Canada prior to that survey, though I’m obviously wrong.

  • Biggity13

    So I am confused. Everyone complains about the lack of competition in the video game market, but now gamers will have 2 choices for an NBA game and everyone is saying that EA shouldn’t release it. What is it exactly that you guys want?

    • mcmax3000

      You’re trying to apply logic to a situation where none exists.

  • Alex

    EA partnership with Microsoft, MVP baseball exclusive NBA Live is back and all other games will receive Season Ticket type exclusive for Microsoft… my prediction.

  • Kmart2180

    Cannot wait!!! NBA Live 10 was so close (a few hundred animations) from being great. They should of stood in that direction.

  • swag

    This will be better than 2k14

  • We don’t know anything for certain yet. But I don’t see why they’d release on current gen unless they were dumping it there and cleaning their hands of the series.

  • None