Hello, my name is Anthony Payton and I’m here to talk about NBA Live and its future. NBA Live started in 1994 to add variety in EA Sports. It was received with great reception and continued to sale despite having competition such as NBA Jam and NBA Showtime. Everything going well for NBA Live until 2K Sports came along. It been a steady competition between the companies from 2004-2010. 2010 was the year 2K Sports released NBA 2K11. At the same time, EA Sports decided to renovate the series into NBA Elite and it turned out the worst move for EA Sports. When EA released the demo of NBA Elite 11, fans and critics panned the game for being unplayable and having numerous of glitches. Because of this, NBA Elite 11 was cancelled and NBA 2K11 became the most successful basketball video game for 2K Sports. Since this, NBA 2K series became more popular and successful over the years while NBA Live waited for three years to released a mediocre game.
After the embarrassingly release of NBA Live 16, EA decided to postpone NBA Live 17 in order to make it. Despite 2K having the upper hand, fans are getting more frustrated by the day with glitches, shady microtransactions, and a flop release of “Park After Dark”. Fans are really looking forward to NBA Live 17 and that is shocking. After the disappointing releases, there are people waiting for NBA Live 17. To be honest, I’m with them. Despite the horrendous games, I want NBA Live be successful. In my opinion, I think they can do it. If we can have a good Madden and FIFA game this year, then I can see a decent NBA Live game. There’s an interview with NBA Live Senior Producer so I feeling positive that NBA Live will be good: http://www.thegamingtailgate.com/forums/content.php?1261-Senior-Producer-Mike-Mahar-Talks-NBA-LIVE-17