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EA Keeps NBA License (Kotaku)

Kotaku has a new article up discussing the NBA’s stance on EA not releasing a simulation NBA game for the third straight year. Thankfully, it appears that the NBA is allowing EA, and Tiburon, to work out whatever issues they’ve been running into with the series for the next version of the game, stating;

We are obviously disappointed that EA will not be releasing NBA LIVE 13 this year, but have been assured by EA that the next release of NBA LIVE will meet our mutual standards of excellence.

Of note, that statement does not confirm that NBA Live 14 will be the next game, so whether or not EA will be taking the rest of this console generation off or not is still open to speculation.

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Considering the long working relationship they’ve had with EA Sports, it’s not really surprising that they’re giving them some rope and letting them take their time. With the Jam brand, they obviously have other ways of making use of the license and the league is probably happy with that.

Here’s hoping they can make that strong comeback next year. Taking the rest of this console generation off is an interesting suggestion but my guess is that they will return next year with NBA Live 14, or at least that’s the goal they have in mind right now.