After releasing three NBA Live games over the last three years on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, EA has announced that their basketball series won’t be getting a new entry on consoles until early 2017.
Executive Producer Sean O’Brien explained on the EA Sports website that their focus in 2016 is on a mobile basketball game:
I want to share some important updates on what’s next for NBA LIVE and give you an overview of where we’re going with the franchise over the course of this year.
It’s important that you know that we are committed to NBA LIVE in the console space. While we won’t be shipping a product this Fall, we will be back on the courts with something new and exciting for you to experience in early 2017.
Our focus this year is to deliver an amazing, high-quality basketball game to a global audience. The best way to do that is through the fastest growing, largest, and most accessible gaming platform…mobile. As a team, we’re really excited about taking the franchise to new places with the worldwide release of our mobile game later this year.
More details on the future of NBA Live will be revealed in the coming months.
What do you think of EA’s decision to push the next NBA Live to 2017?
[Source: EA Sports]