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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