NBA Street, Ballers No More

Posted October 22nd, 2008 at 10:58 am

While the NBA once considered giving out an exclusive license they decided against it, instead choosing to keep the competition and have multiple games available. In addition they gave EA and Midway the right to put out arcade style basketball games in alternate years.

For the arcade games that is about to change. Midway is struggling as a company and is now attempting to buy itself out of the licensing deal. That isn’t as surprising as the news that EA Sports is putting the Street series on hiatus.

Jon Robinson at ESPN broke the news on this story and got the official confirmation from Peter Moore. Check out the full details and statement from Moore there near the bottom of the page.

It’s hard to believe that the NBA will be void of arcade offerings so it’ll be interesting to see where things go from here and what comes in to take the place of Street and Ballers.