NBA Live 13 has officially been delayed. While EA Sports may say the game cannot be delayed because, technically, it was never given a release date, the publisher today said today it’s giving the NBA Live development team more time and won’t launch at the beginning of October as expected. EA hasn’t given a new release date for the game yet though, and competitor NBA 2K13 is still set to drop on October 2.
At least we can be pretty sure the game hasn’t been scrapped completely, as they wouldn’t have bothered releasing this trailer in such a case. After NBA Elite 11, the successor to NBA Live 10, was canceled one week before its release in 2010 NBA Live 13 was moved to EA Sports’ Tiburon studio. Much of the first year of development was spent tearing down the last version of the game and salvaging its parts. The current development team didn’t hit full strength until about a year ago.