NBA Live 09 Patched Today…Apparently Isn’t The Patch

Posted November 20th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

A patch for NBA Live 09 was released this morning for the PS3 and 360. Or was it? According to EA no patch was released, however users of both consoles (including myself) were prompted to download an update. Given the timing it was reasonable to expect that this was the patch that everyone has been waiting on as it was submitted to Microsoft and Sony a couple weeks ago.

I spent a few minutes trying to get a feel for any differences between then and now. As far as I can tell nothing has was changed by this patch. The delay in jumping to block shots as well putting your arms up with the right stick is the same, the high shot percentages seem to be the same, and the menu lag remains. Those are just some of the more noticeable things that I expect will be addressed in the patch…though EA still hasn’t provided any official details on what will be included.

While it has happened before where MS or Sony has released an empty patch by error, it would seem to be quite the coincidence that both did so for the same game at the same time. Also, generally the companies receive at least some advance notice from them as to when patches are going live. In this case no one seems to know what is going on. If there is any more news regarding what this was all about today add an update to this posting.