Publisher Electronic Arts has announced that it is still working on NBA Live 13, the re-introduction of its basketball series, and that gamers would be able to get hands-on time with the game later during the summer.
A statement from EA Sports states that NBA Live 13
has “a very aggressive launch plan, and the team is focused on bringing NBA Live back in a big way.”
It adds, “The development team at our Tiburon studio is working hard to get the game to beta and we'll have a hands-on experience later this summer.”
The fans of the NBA Live concept began to speculate that 13 was in trouble after the company stated that only three major titles would be launched between October and the end of the year and the basketball simulation was not a part of the schedule.
has not announced an official launch date for NBA Live 13 but the company stated that it would be launched only on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.
The NBA series of games from EA Sports has taken a break from launches during the last few years after Electronic Arts canceled the release of NBA Elite 11 in late 2010, just one week before it was set to appear in stores.
The developers cited quality problems with the game and, since then, basketball fans have relied on the NBA 2K13 from Take Two in order to get their simulation fix.
EA Sports promised that NBA Live 13 would reboot the series and would deliver a game experience that is close to the real-life game, while also delivering high stakes and high pressure moments.
is set to launch on October 2 and EA Sports might choose to delay the launch of NBA Live 13 to early next year.