It used to be that we'd see a new NBA Live iteration every year, just like Madden .
But for a number of reasons, the long-running basketball franchise stopped after NBA Live 10 . EA Sports planned to relaunch the series under a new name in 2011, NBA Elite , but that just didn't happen.
However, now it seems the simulator will return in October of this year…but you won't be able to find it on store shelves. According to what an EA Sports representative told IRB Gamer , NBA Live 13 will release this fall as a digital offering; it'll hold an agreeable retail price tag of only $19.99.
They did admit it's a "bit risky" to not provide gamers with a physical product but EA has done well in the digital business, posting a $1.2 billion revenue for their last fiscal year. And let's face it- Sports games aren't what they used to be in this industry in terms of unparalleled sales chart domination. So would you pick up NBA Live 13 off the PSN or XBLA?
Related Game(s): NBA Live 13