As we now find ourselves in March, I wanted to give everyone an update on the status of the 2012/2013 rosters for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08. Yes, they are still coming out and yes, the release is getting closer. With the amount of work I’ve been able to get done on them recently I’m hoping to have them out within the next couple of weeks, or by the end of March at the latest.
Once again, I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding, as most of you have been very good about not pestering me about the release. The reason they are taking so long is that other things have simply gotten in the way: my day job, personal life and other responsibilities here at the NLSC to name a few. Feeling somewhat burned out on making roster updates having been doing them for close to 15 years now, I’ve also found it difficult at times to get motivated to work on the rosters when I have had the time to spare.
However, progress is being made and everything is starting to come together, so I’m looking forward to getting the rosters out. To be honest, I’m not sure if I will be doing the rosters beyond this season but I do want to release a 2012/2013 update as thanks for all the support over the years and to make use of all the great current season art updates that the community has been producing for the last few PC releases. Whether or not this is the last hurrah, I want to give you a really good update.
To that end, I’ve arranged for a little bonus content. I’ve updated Team USA and thanks to Dc311 and bayag, you’ll be able to settle the 1992 vs 2012 debate with accurate teams with their correct jerseys and retro faces. The 1996 team is also still in the roster and will have correct art as well. These three teams will be appearing in all of the updates, not just the rosters for NBA Live 08. I’ll see if I can include a few other extras before finishing up the rosters for release, just to give you all something extra for your support and patience.
Once again, look out for the release coming by the end of March at the latest (but hopefully within the next couple of weeks), and in the meantime check out some teaser images of the 1992, 1996 and 2012 USA teams below.