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NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby NixazMixaz on Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:20 am

http://www.easports.com/nba-live/news/a ... -13-update

After a lot of consideration, we have made the decision to not launch NBA LIVE 13. I'd like to give you a bit of perspective.

When we started the process of bringing back NBA LIVE, we knew it was going to be a long journey. We started by moving the game to a new studio. We brought in some of the best new technology that has helped fuel innovation in our other games. We launched an even deeper level of engagement with our community to gather more feedback directly from fans. And we built a whole new development team to bring it all to life. We felt like we were on the right path.

We also made a commitment to deliver a high quality experience — this is what our fans expect and what we demand of ourselves at EA SPORTS. But making great games is not easy, and we're just not there yet on NBA LIVE 13. Having continued to look at the game over the past few days, it's clear that we won't be ready in October. And rather than launch midway through the season, we're going to sit out the full year and stay focused on making next year’s game great. This decision puts us on the right track for success well into the future in a rapidly changing industry.

I'm disappointed that we have not yet met our high expectations with NBA LIVE, but I remain motivated about where we're going. We're committed to delivering new innovation in online, and our progress in the visual presentation of the game continues to take big strides. We also know that a great game starts with great gameplay, and this remains a huge priority for us.

This wasn't an easy decision, but it's the right one for our fans. I hope you'll agree when you're able to play the game next year.

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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Uros12 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:36 am

That basically means NBA Live 14 will be in development for 3 years(Im counting in NBA Live 13 development years).It better be good man,that is more than enough time to make a good b-ball game.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby jmoney777 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:39 am

Da******* whyyy whyy whyyy. EA never learns, just release it man. Who cares if its crappy at this point, we just want a game other than 2k to play.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby XPviper on Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:41 am

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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby houston832 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:46 am

Damn, I know I ragged on it but I would've bought a dlc version just to see how it went. I don't know why they'd just up and decide to can it after all the promotion they gave it, I'm sure the Lebron cover angle would have sold well.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby 22cedric on Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:59 am

EA Sports is going to have to blow the henges off with NBA Live 14 after all these letdowns with the NBA Live franchise.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Leftos on Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:42 am

Really disappointed to hear this. Still, let's hope those job positions and the added development time factor in to make Live 14 a good game.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby jenz on Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:44 am

So, I was right in predicting it would be cancelled. :lol: It's funny that people are furious of this. They want the game released, but when they get a half-assed developed game, they go crazy and angry saying they've not been given their money's worth. We just have to be thankful 2k's still developing for pc.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Heat88 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:05 am

Crappy news I think to hear live 13 is cancelled, i was so looking forward to two basketball games this year! I think EA has done the right thing if they feel the game isn't good enough but on xbox live there are a lot of bad games to buy digitally and i was hoping as a last resort we would still get live 13 digitally even if it wasn't the best game we would of got something!

The only benefit to this cancellation is that they get more time with live 14 and the hype for people demanding the game is going to increase and maybe that was EA's plan to have huge sales next year. I hope this isn't the case as that's harsh to tease there fans then just take it away for money reasons.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby volsey on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:09 am

I don't understand where the 3 years went. When your game isn't even good enough to release as a $20 downloadable game, you know it was terrible.

I also don't understand the reason for basing it off of w/e shit they had built for Elite. At this point it probably would have made more sense to say, here new studio, make a completely new game from scratch, rather than figure out what the shit Elite was meant to be. Nobody is expecting it to come out and crush 2k in terms of depth and overall well-roundedness (trademarking that word), so I mean make a solid fundamental basketball game, that is enjoyable (okay easier said than done apparently), and release it for cheap. It will sell because of the NBA LIVE name alone.

And I somewhat understand not wanting to release an unfinished game in order to not tarnish a popular and iconic brand (again NBA Live), but at this point, 3 years sitting out, the value in that name is already nearly depleted.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Pdub on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:18 am

They should just outsource the creation of the game to a capable studio that isn't limited by their poor management structure.

Fuck it, just release Elite 11 and update the rosters.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby havasufalls on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:23 am

Definitely disappointed by this news. I would of purchased the downloadable live online. Might of been good to just send it out and let us give feedback on what we like and what we don't. Hope they make a great game for next year.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby MJALLDAY on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:26 am

This is sad, I was hoping Live would come back strong. What are they doing over there? They can't crank out a game in two years? At least they care about the quality now, they obviously didn't when they released NBA Live 08 for the PC.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby jenz on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:28 am

I would anticipate the same drama for next year. Announce a game, delay, then cancel. It makes me sad because I grew up playing these games from live 2003, they see the franchise fall into this.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Manni on Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:43 am

why dont they just stop making basketball games? its already been cancelled twice and it wasnt like anyone was interested in it anyway
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby RedPhazon8 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:53 am

Sucks that this happened, but it wasn't coming out for the PC so I was not going to get it anyway.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby #thierry on Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:02 pm

Sad. :( Was really looking forward to this, it was a sure buy for me.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Lean on Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:18 pm

This sucks. :(
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby ThaLiveKing on Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:19 pm

At least I got to play it LMAO!!! I'm disappointed as well, hopefully they continue to build on what they've done this year so next year's game can be up to par with their other games. I'm still not allowed to speak on the game itself lol
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby JaoSming on Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:00 pm

ThaLiveKing wrote:At least I got to play it LMAO!!!

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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby BIG GREEN on Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:08 pm

Why doesn't EA just skip nba live 14...give it at least a two year cycle so they can compete with 2k? I mean...honestly I don't know what they can do because 2k is as close to real nba ball as we can get on this current generation of consoles and that's without factoring in the jordan stuff, classic teams etc...nba live is fucked. They should just really focus on bringing back nba street or the nba jam franchise.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby beegees on Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:10 pm

I'm shocked. So wanted this game. Already bought for her PS3 ... I'm disappointed. :|
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Nick on Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:13 pm

Man, EA sucks at this. :|
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby beegees on Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:15 pm

I'm shocked. So wanted this game. Already bought for her PS3 ... I'm disappointed. :|
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby ND_Raiden on Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:16 pm

build a new damn engine and let us test it
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby formx on Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:38 pm

BIG GREEN wrote:Why doesn't EA just skip nba live 14...give it at least a two year cycle so they can compete with 2k? I mean...honestly I don't know what they can do because 2k is as close to real nba ball as we can get on this current generation of consoles and that's without factoring in the jordan stuff, classic teams etc...nba live is fucked. They should just really focus on bringing back nba street or the nba jam franchise.

Well they already tried that after NBA Elite 11 was canceled, only to see NBA Live 13 canceled. :| It's unfortunate. NBA Live used to be my favorite series, then they started to do bad, now I don't know what EA would do.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby walkerws on Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:42 pm

That's pretty sad that they can't get this done. I am not hopeful for 14 because of this.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby fjccommish on Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:56 pm

I wish I could see and hear what's going on at the EA offices. This is a major embarrassment for them. They botched Elite, and now they've botched NBA Live 12. What were they doing all this time?
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Qballer on Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:07 pm

man i was really looking forward to buying a $20 nba game this year but i guess i will have to go another year without nba video games. i tihnk they see the next gen consoles on the horizon and are looking to start to develop a game for next gen consoles. i remember playing 2k7 for both ps2 & ps3 and 2k managed to get it right, EA couldn't

and LOL @ "update" being censored out as a "bad word" in the link

with all that said, I still have Live 10 and would play it with updated rosters (and a Jeremy Lin cyberface)
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby benji on Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:17 pm

****** isn't the only word they censor, they also do ******* if Pdub's post is anything to go by.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby manustyle90 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:08 pm

when nba live will become a nice basketball title, it will be at nba 2k7's level. And nba 2k17 will be available in stores
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby eda on Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:33 pm

Nick wrote:Man, EA sucks at this. :|

The're good at canceling.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Pdub on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:08 am

I guess it WAS a disruptive marketing strategy. There focus is completely gone now. The game isn't even offline, let alone online. There is nothing to present, so they have no presentation. And for gameplay, there is no game to play.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Brawn Shadley on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:26 am

Kotaku already has a piece written prepared years in advance...

http://kotaku.com/5704605/how-a-big-vid ... was-killed
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For the record, he wouldn't confirm that EA's got a simulation style basketball game for next year, be it Live, Elite or something new. But, he said, "We're EA Sports, for Christ's sake."

Yes, they are EA Sports and we should know better by now of the things they do and the way they do it instead of being an optimist in whatever they are doing.

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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby eda on Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:02 am

shadowgrin wrote:Different game but for the lulz: http://www.destructoid.com/ea-re-releas ... 5795.phtml


I got used to canceling, and now cheating. It looks like EA is in trouble.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby RedPhazon8 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:16 am

shadowgrin wrote:Different game but for the lulz: http://www.destructoid.com/ea-re-releas ... 5795.phtml


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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Rukawa_11 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:33 am

We all are dissapointed with that news...

I'am waiting the game because i play that since the old generation and i won't adaptated to the style of gameplay of 2K series, but before this, i need to learn and move to the 2K13...
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby kevin02 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:13 am

That sucks... I guess it's time to start the Live 14 Wishlist.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby dfish on Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:58 pm

This just sucks, man. Wanted EA in my life this year.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Murat on Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:57 am

This, does not suck. Thank God, because the gameplay was extremely worse... NBA Live 2003 has much better gameplay. NBA 2K13? Fucks up NBA Live 13, which is horrible.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Emor on Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:00 am

No NBA Live for 3 years now. This is so disappointing :?
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby defmatic on Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:44 am

I can't believe this is happening :cry: no live 13 and no TUP 13 :cry:
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Yo1 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:02 am

damn it, just give us official NBA Live 10 jersey/roster with at least 500mb of new stuff (audio, jerseys, arenas) and let us get over it :mrgreen:
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby BLaZiNgSPEED on Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:54 am

Not surprising is it? :o :P
I mean after all the hype, crappy leaked gameplay video which as I said before with only a few months to go it wasn't gonna get any better than that so called alpha gameplay that EA claimed it was to be.

This alpha gameplay video was acceptable a year or 2 ago in development. But not 2-3 months before the official release! No wonder the game is cancelled. It was a sub-standard video game of basketball.
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby 123rockstar on Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:02 pm

Should we now close this part of the forum now that it is official?
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Like A Boss on Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:15 pm

Shame, I was willing to buy an Xbox 360 just to play this game. I myself has been a Live fan since first playing NBA Live 2003 and I hope the best for it for NBA Live 14.
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Postby BLaZiNgSPEED on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:12 pm

TNBT wrote:Shame, I was willing to buy an Xbox 360 just to play this game. I myself has been a Live fan since first playing NBA Live 2003 and I hope the best for it for NBA Live 14.

Seriously were you?! That would've been a big mistake. :shock: Even if NBA Live 13 was released. In it's current state it would fail. People would much rather prefer playing NBA 2K13. Don't tell us that you were gonna buy a whole 360 game console just to play a sub-standard game of basketball called NBA Live 13.

The leaked gameplay alpha video should've been enough to convince you in the first place not to buy it, let alone buy a 360 console just for that one game and that too for a game that won't even score 6.5 average reviews. :?
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Re: NBA Live 13 will not be released

Postby Like A Boss on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:21 pm

Well I thought of buying the two the 2K13 and Live 13. Well the reason im buying Live 13 so that I can give feedback to improve the game.
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