EA Sports Teasing Another NBA Jam

Posted February 12th, 2014 at 9:30 am


A tweet today from the the EA Sports NBA Jam account suggests that a new game is in development and could release later this year. The account had been dormant for almost two years until it awoke on Sunday. Remember that last year EA was play-testing what was said to be a new concept for an NBA game so this could be it.

While naturally everyone will jump to the conclusion that NBA Jam will be coming to the Xbox One and PS4 it’s no certainty. EA just skipped over the new consoles for 2014 FIFA World Cup. This could even end up being another mobile game given the popularity of their first effort. When it would release – say during the NBA Playoffs or next fall – would probably be a factor in what platforms it would be coming to as well.

The company resurrected NBA Jam in some ways as a stop-gap as they failed to produce NBA Elite and Live from 2010-13. The first attempt in 2010 was not received all that well, but the downloadable On Fire Edition that came out less than a year later was much better.

Another edition of NBA Jam would make for the third unanticipated sports game reveal of 2014 joining The Golf Club and R.B.I. Baseball 14.

  • Adam Lathrom

    Bring on the arcade sports games. They’re fun too.

    • Mike Query

      Arcade Sports is all EA does.

  • Keith.

    NBA Live’s done, so I guess they’re looking at NBA Jam as Plan B. Why anyone would pay more than $1.99 for a 1990s arcade basketball game in this day and age, is beyond me.

    The far better news, since we’re living in 2014, is that early word on PS4 The Show is that it’s absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait until tomorrow when the release date, features list and screenshots drop.

    • CSaint

      Haters gunna hate

    • Bieberkinz

      Because it’s a video game. Because video games are suppose to be fun. Because all sports games don’t need to be sim or have the greatest graphics. Because without games like these, the popularity of the sport wouldn’t rose to the point of THOSE video games you admire now.

  • Nino Marley

    Bring Back my SONICS!!!!!

    • wEEman33

      Sonics players are included with NBA 2K14 and NBA Live 14.

      2K has the full team, while Live just has Payton and Kemp.

  • Jonathan Alvarez

    i loved the on fire edition

  • Jonathan Alvarez

    NBA Street was too dope!

  • Alex P

    I’d rather see a new NBA Street instead of NBA Jam.