EA Sports has announced the cancellation of NBA Live 13.
The decision marks the second time in the last few years that EA has canned its NBA sim in the eleventh hour. That said, the studio has plans for the franchise next year.
"Having continued to look at the game over the past few days, it's clear that we won't be ready in October," Andrew Wilson said in a post on NBA Live's official site. "And rather than launch midway through the season, we're going to sit out the full year and stay focused on making next year's game great."
It hasn't been explained why in fact the game had its plug pulled, but Wilson does go a bit into detail on what EA intends to focus on for what we expect to be NBA Live 14.
"I'm disappointed that we have not yet met our high expectations with NBA Live, but I remain motivated about where we're going. We're committed to delivering new innovation in online, and our progress in the visual presentation of the game continues to take big strides. We also know that a great game starts with great gameplay, and this remains a huge priority for us."