Hey LIVE fans:
I want to share some important updates on what’s next for NBA LIVE and give you an overview of where we’re going with the franchise over the course of this year.
It’s important that you know that we are committed to NBA LIVE in the console space. While we won’t be shipping a product this Fall, we will be back on the courts with something new and exciting for you to experience in early 2017.
Our focus this year is to deliver an amazing, high-quality basketball game to a global audience. The best way to do that is through the fastest growing, largest, and most accessible gaming platform…mobile. As a team, we’re really excited about taking the franchise to new places with the worldwide release of our mobile game later this year.
More details to follow in the coming months!
Executive Producer, NBA LIVE
Certainly not the news I was hoping for, but I'd also like to remain optimistic that it's going to benefit the series in the long run. If the game is up to scratch, then the timing may actually be beneficial, with the game coming at a time when people are looking for something new to play, and in some cases, growing weary of NBA 2K17.
If this year's version of NBA Live mobile is anything to go by, I'm probably not going to be able to play it, because my device isn't compatible. That's a shame, but as long as the series isn't going completely mobile, as I said, I remain optimistic. Hey, maybe that extra time could open up the possibility of a PC release, too. Probably not, but that's always going to be something we'll throw out there.