The Return of NBA Live
NBA Live was rebranded as NBA Elite for its 2009 edition, which ended disastrously when the title was scrapped with one week left before release. EA Sports had attempted to reinvent its basketball simulation, which had lagged behind 2K Sports’ NBA 2K series, particularly on this console generation, but instead delivered a glitch-filled effort.
EA Sports then chose not to publish in 2011, citing the need to shore up the project.
EA Sports has now confirmed both the name and the game’s release later this fall. “This fall we’ll launch an all-new experience that captures the future of basketball with NBA Live 13,” a spokesman said. “More to come soon.”
Why the Name Change back to NBA LIVE?
The embarrassment associated with 2009′s aborted launch may be why the series is moving away from the NBA Elite label. Also, today “Elite” may also be more associated, in gamers’ minds, with Activision’s Call of Duty service, too.
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