One again, EA’s NBA franchise is skipping a season, as the company announced during today’s earnings call that NBA Live 20 has been canceled.
Three months ago the project was just simply delayed with plans for a different approach, but that won’t be enough.
In a prepared statement, CEO Andrew Wilson said that the company was working on something which is timed for release around All-Star Weekend, experience has been designed around new ways for players to engage, connect and also create through basketball.
Andrew Wilson said that he wants to include our plan for NBA LIVE.
With great support from the NBA and NBPA, we had been working on an innovative new direction for our game with the All-Star Weekend – an experience designed around new ways to engage, connect and create through basketball.
Now With the new platforms and what they can do power :
Bringing social connection, accessibility, and creativity to the forefront – we feel we can go so much further with the new design.
So we’ve decided not to ship to the NBA LIVE game in FY20. Instead, we’re expanding our vision for NBA LIVE, and continue to work with our NBA and NBPA partners.
He added: The game has been pushed out beyond this financial year, and Instead, we’re expanding our vision for NBA Live, and continue to work closely with our NBA and NBPA partners.
EA’s NBA franchise has had a shaky run since NBA 2K became the dominant pro basketball video game over a decade ago, with years missed – most recently in 2017 as the company retooled its approach.
But Live 2019 It seems that EA’s push for “live services” that fuels Apex Legends and in-game FIFA Ultimate Team are in the focus, but the fact is it’s a must-have player in the world NBA 2K MyPlayer mode to collect real money from players to buy Virtual Coin.