Scott O'Gallagher coming back to EA Sports

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Scott O'Gallagher coming back to EA Sports

Postby ThePointForward on Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:40 am

As per his couple hours old tweet: https://twitter.com/scottogallagher/sta ... 97697?s=21

No further info, but interesting nonetheless.
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Re: Scott O'Gallagher coming back to EA Sports

Postby [Q] on Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:11 am

He seemed really enthusiastic about the job (as most people would be) when he got it, but did he really do anything of significance when he was with EA?
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Re: Scott O'Gallagher coming back to EA Sports

Postby Andrew on Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:57 pm

It's difficult to say given the roughness of NBA Live 14 and his short tenure there, but the guy knows basketball - he's a former pro player, after all - and NBA 2K15, his first 2K title, felt like a big jump forward. I think it's a promising hire.

Notably, it seems that former senior producer on NBA 2K Rob Jones has also joined EA. Look, it comes down to EA giving the team the resources to get the job done, and the tech being up to scratch, but them bringing in key figures from the NBA 2K team does suggest a certain level of commitment to NBA Live. I find it promising, at least; the most exciting/optimistic development with NBA Live in some time. I know that's not saying all that much in some respects, but it does suggest they're not giving up on the game, and that's a big deal given the pessimism and shortcomings post-NBA Live 19.
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Re: Scott O'Gallagher coming back to EA Sports

Postby [Q] on Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:42 am

I agree it is a positive step in the right direction, hopefully they come back better than before
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Re: Scott O'Gallagher coming back to EA Sports

Postby Andrew on Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:56 am

If nothing else it suggests they haven't quietly canned the series and do want to make a good go of it. Whether it can succeed is a another matter entirely and yet to be seen, but again, it's the most optimistic development we've had in over a year.
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Re: Scott O'Gallagher coming back to EA Sports

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:33 am

SwaggyPLino and I went in depth talking about Scott O'Gallagher, including his background, and what he could bring to the NBA Live franchise in his return (We also touch on Rob Jones)

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