NBA Live was once a proud part of Electronic Arts sports game releases, it shined as a major part of the Playstation 1 and Playstation 2’s libraries and was loved by many. In the modern era many have turned to the competitor for their Basketball needs focusing more on the NBA2K series, and why is this, well it can be drawn down to the franchises recent history. Electronic Arts tried to reboot the franchise with NBA Elite 11 back in 2010 which was deemed horrible, this followed with the cancellation of NBA Live 13 in 2012, NBA Live 14 was considered all around disappointing. To follow the terrible track record of the franchise was reflected in the latest game NBA Live 16 which sold a meager 8,000 copies in its first week.
To wonder what the future has in store for the franchise is interesting, especially when we now have more information thanks to EA. They have released their fourth quarter financials for the year and NBA Live was listed for a 2017 release date.
What does this mean for the franchise, have EA simply lost faith given their recent history, or are they trying to take more time to find a way to re-surge this dead franchise? Perhaps they have some other thoughts in mind to bring NBA Live back into the spotlight, really only time will tell now so must remain patient.