PS3 NBA Live swatted to next season

Once a showcase for EA Sports on PS3, NBA Live 07 is now canceled; PS3 basketball sim expected to start dribbling next season.

One of the highlights of Sony's E3 2006 presentation was a demonstration from EA Sports that showed the differences between the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 versions of NBA Live 07. As many had presumed from the E3 presentation, EA was gearing up to tip off the PS3 launch with the game, and at one point officially confirmed that fact.

Unfortunately for EA hoops fans, the PS3 has been cut from NBA Live 07's team of platforms. EA Sports confirmed to GameSpot today that the PS3 edition of NBA Live 07 has been canceled.

"Our PS3 designs for NBA Live are very ambitious and we did not want to rush the game this year," an EA Sports rep told GameSpot. "We expect that NBA Live will be available on PS3 next season."

All is not lost for future PS3 owners and fans of EA's basketball games, though. The rep also cited development of NBA Street Homecourt, due early next year on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

There will still be two PS3 launch-day options for basketball fans. Day-one titles include Sony's NBA 07 and 2K Sports' NBA 2K7.

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jonzilla_basic
jonzilla_basic

there is always the other concils to play Live 07 on.

Turisman4
Turisman4

You know, I think they exaggerated the PS2's 'weakness' to the PS3, especially in the Responsiveness demo. Come on, no decent PS2 game ever made looks that scratchbooked. And the Footplant demo wasn't showing the full potential of the 'old' system. But I'm glad that they decided to move NBA back a year. Just looked what happened to Madden this year, when they started to rush it's development. If you take more time, you usually get a better game. It's a tested and true formula.

EPaul
EPaul

i thought the ps3 version would improve from other versions too bad

janvib11
janvib11

As a fan of the live series... im sad... so sad..

datniccah187
datniccah187

NBA Live has fallen off over the last few years. Sad story, i think i'm going to have to switch over to 2k sports.

judgenxcutioner
judgenxcutioner

I don't think anyone will miss this POS on the new system...please EA let us just forget this hoops tragedy--hopefully the NBA doesn't think about dealing exclusive rights.

KannonMAK
KannonMAK

This reminds me of something I can't seem to figure it out, wait, I'll get it. THAT'S IT, the N64 cancellation/postponement era. And we all remember how well that system sold compared to PSX.

akuma7703
akuma7703

EA should simply fess up and admit that Live 07 was critically panned across the board on all systems by all reviewers/most gamers and they don't want to lose more dough by publishing a PS3 edition. They're likely going back to the drawing board and hopefully will put out a quality title rather than the drivel they've been peddling for years.

manolobrown2
manolobrown2

EA should stop making this series all together! It's practically dead already!

Gamepro2421
Gamepro2421

ouch, Sony just can't catch a break huh?

Game_Analyst
Game_Analyst

Playstation 3 games get cancelled and delayed very often because Playstation 3 is a major disappointment. Playstation 3 games in the past, present, and future will continue to suffer cancelled games like this.

Autolycus
Autolycus

typical story of future titles for PS3

Dman4Life1217
Dman4Life1217

Words that I thought would never escape my mouth but....GOOD JOB EA! It's about time someone in the EA camp realized how bad NBA Live 2007 really was. No amount of fixing could have put this broken game together in time for a ps3 launch. It should have been canned for the 360 too as bad as it was. But perspective ps3 owners can take pride in the fact that they're getting one very great basketball game in NBA 2k7 on their console, and can enjoy the same basketball greatness that Xbox 360 owners have been for a few months now.

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

They actually withheld a piece of crap? ....Wow...0_o

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

WOW this is good because if you take you time on doing a good game then that will mean that this game will have to be good because of the time spent!

shockg2000
shockg2000

NBA Live stopped was crap after it left PS1. Now tell me I'm lying. NBA 2K needs to be the only basketball franchise out their. It was the sh** ever since it hit the dreamcast. It is one of the most beautiful looking basketball games I ever seen. I'll prove to you how NBA Live is not better than NBA 2K7. Look at Iverson on Live and look at him on 2K. Plus if you are a baller than you know that 2K is more of a simulation style game than arcade. Live smells like a thousand asses. Visual Concepts for Basketball and EA Sports for Madden. Hell maybe they can even team up for the basketball franchise some day but I doubt it.

Dolacide
Dolacide

Wow EA doesn't want to rush out a game, are pigs flying, I'm scared.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

who cares. 2k sports does a better job anyways. most people like live better but i prefer espn. sony's basketball is garbage just like microsoft's. still pretty sad that they stopped development. companies better pull their socks up

Poltergeist13
Poltergeist13

I've never heard of EA Sports canceling a game.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Live 07 for the current systems was crap. So future PS3 owners should be very pleased with this move by EA. In fact, EA should go back to lab with the Live series and try to get it back to the pinnacle it was at during the Genesis days.

dragonsama
dragonsama

Well NBA Live has been trash for years ow so it is no big loss. the 2K series of sports games have been quality titles since the Dreamcast so it will be nice to see a good sports game get a chance to dig in and let people see that there is a good alturnative to EA's Garbage.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

It's not a very good game anyway. At least PS3 owners will still have two other basketball choices.

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

It'sEA's lack of support and understanding of how Sony's online will work. Remember how EA moaned and groaned with XBL and wanted their own servers? When EA finally got to use thier own servers guess what...they sucked (and for the most part still do!) This is really good news for Sony...perhpas EA will fix their online before dumping it on PS3 owners instead of what they gave 360 people

xavier14
xavier14

hahahahahahahaha thats great news!! poor sony fans ah well move on.. my next gen nba live 07 and nba 2k7 is just fine on my 360 hahaha.

rikardo10
rikardo10

what!!!!!!, why!!!!!! not nba live, please, not this game, ea i hate u!!!!!!!!!

Lucifer007
Lucifer007

lol and a another one ps3 pushed back

wwonka666
wwonka666

EA IS THE DEVIL AND NEEDS TO BE STOPPED. IT PAINS ME TO NOT BE ABLE TO GET BURNOUT 5 WHEN IT IS RELEASED BUT EA MUST BE STOPPED.

KingofTrolls
KingofTrolls

Like I said Sports Games suck, cheap re-hashed sh*t every year

Zanoh
Zanoh

As much as I agree with Kingoftrolls to a point, this is very stupid of Sony creating a system where developers cannot make for.

d-suhiti
d-suhiti

Hmmm, Oblivion, FEAR, MotorStorm and now NBA 07. PS3 is screwed up or will be screwed.

psgored21
psgored21

if i hear one more thing about nba 07 being pretty good because its running in 1080p....god damn lets get something straight, nba 0x never had any decent character design to the players...period....the biggest high points about the game have been about performance and output numbers (even the psp version was 60 fps *according to sony but if you run a fast break correctly, ull see it drop*) damn the games screen shoots look like konami in the zone for the ps1 with the non fluid movenent characters....just stop this sony fanboy bs and pick up 2k7....im glad ea pulled out instead of the usual horrible display and pathetic attempt to pass of their half assed efforts as a game....heres to next years half assed, six-axis effort.

KingofTrolls
KingofTrolls

ALL SPORTS GAMES SUCK ASS ANYWAYS. CANCEL THEM ALL CAUSE THERE ALL THE SAME RE-HASHED SH*T

wwonka666
wwonka666

Anyone remember that they decided not to release Madden on the original Playstation after seeing the original NFL Gameday, sounds like a case in point after seeing NBA 2K7. EA will only push themselves if they have to compete. That is why football is dead in my opinion with no competition, they will just churn out the same game with a different roster each year so they can pay the NFL that hefty amount of money they got charged to get the exclusive. EA is the devil and they need to be stopped.

J_A_C
J_A_C

Was not even planning to get this game. I am looking foward to NBA 2K7!

Conjuredevil
Conjuredevil

its just 1 n a half months more til next year why worry?

ebonyflame
ebonyflame

For the first time in a very long time (more than a decade), I applaud EA for not releasing a sports game that needs refinement. Anybody think I am wrong, just look at the grandaddy of them all, Madden. Virtually the same game since Madden went CD from the days of the original Playstation/Saturn. Anybody think I am lying, then play the old version and compare the gameplay to the new version. These similarities allow me to still kick ass to this day since its inception.

pheww
pheww

it would be hilarious if they delay the system on thursday.

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

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thekey
thekey

faizali86 "why? first oblivion now nba live" Becuase something is wrong with the PS3. Thats the only logical explaination.

mcmanial122
mcmanial122

ricsuave said: "LOL.You're my nominee for fanboy of the year. Congrats!" ...a sony fanboy, or a ms fanboy refering to Gears?

Formula_50
Formula_50

ULTRAAAAAAA COMBOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PWNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!