09:41 AM - June 6, 2013 by Steve_OS
NBA Live 14 is being met with careful skepticism from all who approach it. Gamers and critics alike are looking upon EA's upcoming NBA title with increased caution after several years of what amount to broken promises and unmet expectations.
GamesIndustry recently sat down with with members of the NBA Live 14 team to discuss the upcoming game, which is coming to next-gen consoles exclusively.
Comparing NBA Live to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Executive Producer Sean O'Brien said, "You can look down the road in a couple years and say, 'I could see them as a team that's going to be in contention."
O'Brien worked on EA's NBA Live and March Madness franchises for a decade before he left EA after NBA Live 10. EA Sports President Andrew Wilson approached O'Brien about rejoining the team, O'Brien said he did so only because there appeared to be a serious commitment to making a great basketball game again.
The focus for the NBA Live series going forward will be to establish a foothold on the new generation of consoles using the Ignite Engine rather than try to compete on over-the-hill last gen hardware where the NBA 2K series has obviously won.
You can read the full article on GamesIndustry.biz. We are expecting to hear more about NBA Live 14 next week at E3.
What do you think about the decision to bring O'Brien back to the NBA Live series? Do you have any faith a good product will be delivered at launch on the Xbox One and PS4?