NBA Live 07 to be PS3 launch title

EA confirms baller will be on shelf with PS3 day one; Dallas Mavericks win basketball championship in NBA Live simulation.

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In a seemingly innocuous press release from Electronic Arts today, the company announced some great news for b-ballin' PlayStation 3 fans. Touting an NBA Finals simulation on NBA Live, the publisher snuck in the fact that NBA Live 07 will be a launch title for Sony's next-gen system.

"NBA Live 07 will be available this fall on the Xbox 360 and Xbox video game systems, the PlayStation 2, PSP handheld system, and PC. It will also be one of the EA Sports titles available at launch of the PS3 entertainment system," says the statement.

The phrase "one of the EA Sports titles" indicates that the publisher is readying more sports games for the PS3 launch, which isn't surprising, as it helped the Xbox 360 launch with four EA Sports games--Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06, Madden NFL 06, FIFA 06: Road to the FIFA World Cup, and NBA Live 06. There's no word on what other EA games will be ready for the PS3's launch, though a version of Fight Night was demonstrated at Sony's E3 conference in 2005.

NBA Live 07 played a significant role in EA's portion of Sony's pre-E3 conference. A video showed off the game's new procedural awareness, foot planting, and responsiveness mechanics, and a demo showed gameplay being run in real time on simulated PS3 hardware.

EA also released the results of its NBA Live simulation of the NBA Finals, and Shaq-Fu won't be happy with the results. Though the real NBA Finals don't begin tomorrow, EA's basketball game predicts that the Dallas Mavericks will win the franchise's first title in seven games over the Miami Heat.

Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki took home the sim's MVP of the series, averaging more than 25 points and 10 rebounds over the seven games. His greatest contribution came on an offensive rebound and dunk in the final seconds of the deciding game to put his team ahead 90-88.

Facing elimination, Miami stormed back from a three-games-to-one deficit to tie it at three apiece, before losing the final game. Heat center Shaquille O'Neal sparked a valiant game-six effort with 28 points and 11 rebounds, forcing a game seven.

EA did not specify which version of NBA Live was used in the sim, nor did it say what platform it was played on.

Discussion

103 comments
cubanitor02
cubanitor02

I n case you have't noticed, the miami heat already won the championship Go Heat

yugimasa9999
yugimasa9999

Time to footplant. Of course this would look and play GREAT !!!!

rl_41
rl_41

all you guys that talk smack about this game arent ballers... ps3 is gonna own still, this game was expected to be on it

colbyhutcho
colbyhutcho

yo ill be first in line to buy ps3 and this will live 07 will be in my hand right next to it

pip77
pip77

I cant wait!! GO MAVS!! #41

rbarahona
rbarahona

The game looked great in the E3 demo. I'm sure that people at EA are working hard in order to meet the deadline of the PS3 launch. If they can offer great software from day one, then the PS3 will be very succesful.

markbart0305
markbart0305

That's one of 10 EA games planned for launch. Since Sony said it was planning on releasing 15 games at launch, that leaves about 5 games from other developers. Nice going on the variety there Sony.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

lol EA. As Captain Janeway would say, "to hell with 'em". lame launch-game if you ax me...!

faizali86
faizali86

not really the kind of title that would sell more ps3s. waiting for more titles and a price drop.

Pablo620
Pablo620

Too bad for Dallas this will be there only win, the Heat are taking the REAL games

gt3killer
gt3killer

Sometimes its funny how people say "who's going to buys" statement. Some people believe they are the center of the game market place and no one is going to buy the games they hate or systems.

mcsteve61
mcsteve61

NBA Live? Wasn't that a good series back in the late '90s?

luv_mist
luv_mist

The game is NBA Live 06. It doesn't show any of the new "technology" that was shown at E3. Read the last sentence that was put in plain site for every dummy to see. How come nobody spoke on that? Just look at it. It's 06 with a few new animations and a faster fps. It looks like it could be 45 or even 60. I'm definitely going to say that this was alread expected. I don't think they'll show their stuff for another couple of weeks. They seem to be taking the Visual Concepts approach to showing media and stuff. Also, PS3 & XBOX 360 aren't going to be different if the developers have anything to say about it. It's too darn early. Kats need to relax....and hold a dictionary by your computer to look up some of those words......... GO HEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

solsub
solsub

It's amazing how many morons are using this news item to bash the PS3. Just goes to show that it is the Sony haters who are being incredibly near-sighted. Shut up already.

Flan_Man
Flan_Man

This is about the PS3 NBA 2k7 game, not about the 360 or Wii. Just to put this in: why buy NBA games every year with the updated roster? What is going to be so impressive and amazing that warrants a purchase? Just doesn't appeal to me.

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

I'll wait to see what other games are gonna be available for the PS3

sweetmisery
sweetmisery

Wow, EA merely said it will release NBA 07 on Nov. thus making it a launch title for PS3, and people are bashing PS3 for it? Some people dont comprehend things too well... lol.

CrazedColombian
CrazedColombian

thye need to give me MGS4 and Devil May Cry and FF as launch titles for me to fork 700 for it... im just getting an apple laptop top for that price

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Maybe you all should wait before you throw in the towel, or wave the victory flag. It's very possible that Live '07 will miss certain features just like games for the 360 did. Or maybe EA will learn that most gamers will take a month or 2 of waiting to get a "full" game. Nawww, that won't happen, then they'd miss the launch window where people will buy anything to play on their new system.

SunnySimantov
SunnySimantov

So they are surely not gonna delay it more... damn

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

I'll stick with NBA 2K7. EA lost me on basketball games back in 2000.

rikz_westside
rikz_westside

07 looks much better than 06 which was no diferent to 05

juanfraino
juanfraino

Zane182- i dont think its close minded, i myself was open minded about the ps3, i even cosidered to get it. but when you get the fact that sony is a bit arrogant in believing there the best -even better than a pc- makes me angry. So its not us Wii60 fans that are close-minded, its sony that is the one that treats the competitors as inferior. Im all against that way of thinking. plus, 600 for 1 console is a bit too much when you can clearly get a Wii and a 360 for the same price. Wii60 F-T-W!!!

Zane182
Zane182

This whole "Wii60" thing is hilarious. I'll be getting a PS3 and a Wii, but that dosen't mean I need to say "PSWii" all the time, geez, don't be so close-minded.

02EclipseGT
02EclipseGT

I wounder what system the 08 version will look best on??? LOL at 34 years of age I can smell that PS3 envy starting to brew, And you all thought it would never be here for real lol!! Months before will soon be months after. I would of thought by now the 360 would "or should have had a huge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plus 1 year start in mega Softwear! I messed up on that guess. Microsoft just is?? Their doing okish at best, their getting sorta on the right track, but their just not quite that appealing yet. PS3 has this thing won if they just show up. But The Next NEXT GEN, down the road, might finally be a new winner. PS3 looks to be "to the surprise again! Of the ""X-perts who said Sega would own Sony twice, both times they were wrong. Give a guy a title and a magazine column to write on, and all of a sudden hes a phychic. I think the X-perts are off again, And it looks like Sony is heading for a 3 peat. "meaning 3 wins in a row." But I have to say, I dont think they will get a 4th. Microsoft, after two sub pars, might finally get the idea pretty well a good 6 to 7 years from now. They Need to learn that Next is Next, not the best of now. And a few more things, but their doing ok.

ali_g_84uk
ali_g_84uk

Lol i don't think anyone including Sony expects you to buy a $600 console guys just for a sports title...but how many people who are fans of sports would be pissed off if they didn't release the obligitary nfl, nhl, nba, pro evo etc. You spend all that money for your triple A title....and you can't even play a game of your favourite sport... :P Maybe this isn't the hook line and sinker title, and it's not intending to be :P

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

:o Why is this a news? Doesn't teh PS-3 have other games?

TVR_Fan
TVR_Fan

This game will look better over time guys, the PS3 is better value then all the next gen consoles. And is a bargin.

d-suhiti
d-suhiti

And some people were saying it will be a PS3 exclusive, just because EA showed off some stuff at the E3 Sony Conference. But as always EA doesnt dissapoint any b-ball fans and will be released on all systems (Of course not on the Nintendos systems)

ewjim
ewjim

Does't SONY have better launch title??? :(

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

I'll most likely never get this game, if anything I'll get a soccer game.

Bahamut50
Bahamut50

considering how many people would get a ps3 just to keep their fav series going, its suprising anyone believes it will end in failure for sony. sure they may not win this time, but they wont suck just cause of high price.

Bahamut50
Bahamut50

Kman, if ffxiii is nothing, then this world has had its head cutoff, because it is obviously full of blind ignorant people.

bluntist
bluntist

The same game will be on the 360 wich I already own.

dalriders
dalriders

GO put the fire OUT............ MAVS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jmizzal
jmizzal

How can they not put there NBA game on a Nintendo console thats just plain dumb, BTW you dont have to use the Wiimote to play Wii games all the time you can use the GameCube controller or the Wii shell. I just hope 2K7 is on the Wii a much better game.

Ericvon71
Ericvon71

Good news..........I don't complain like the majority of these KIDS on here.

Viquist
Viquist

Well, I will get one (PS3) eventually because I must have Final Fantasy and a few other games but never been much into sports games... so this doesn't interest me... just waiting for my Wii and about a year later, a PS3

anthonym45
anthonym45

Y is everyone complianing about the price. The ps3 is like a computer and the hardware you r getting for the price is great and Live 07 looks like its gonna b great, geez

explode
explode

That was a pretty lame trailer. The facial models for T-Mac and D-Wade look NOTHING like the real life counterparts. Try harder EA.

masiisam
masiisam

2K7 alllllllllllllllll the way. Live ****** sucks big **** *****