It has been years since the launch of NBA Jam on Xbox 360 and PS3 and with EA Sports has not been doing anything innovative or monumental with its NBA Live franchise, however, it seems that a new NBA Jam re-release might be coming for its 25th anniversary.
Speaking with Shacknews, Tim Kitzrow, who provided commentatory for NBA Jam, hinted towards the possibility of an NBA Jam re-release for the game’s 25th anniversary.
According to Kitzrow, he has “the original Michael Jordan/Gary Payton game, and we’re somehow going to find out if there’s a way we can release it. It’s like the Holy Grail, the Michael Jordan one-off-only NBA Jam game. We just have some legal hurdles to go through, but we’re hoping for the 25th anniversary to get that done.”
The NBA Jam re-release might be coming with the help of Microsoft as noted by Kitzrow while speaking with ESPN.
“I can’t speak anything to the specifics, but I can tell you there is movement in the works to get it done for the 25th year. So I’m hoping that we get a remake that does justice to the original.”
NBA 2K franchise has currently dominated the NBA video game scene, however, it will be interesting to see the re-release of the arcade game which originally launched over two decades ago.
However, NBA 2K18 has seen its fair share of backlash due to its implementations of microtransactions. While the devs did make changes to the microtransactions but the damage has already been done.