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Sources confirmed with Doug Veney (from GoodGameBro) yesterday that Scott O’Gallagher (AKA OG), Gameplay Designer for the NBA Live series is no longer with the team.

Could he be on his way to 2K Sports and the NBA 2K team?

I've reached out to a few members of the 2K Sports team to confirm. Either way, we wish him the best of luck, wherever he might land.

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# 1 Gotmadskillzson @ 06/25/14 12:58 PM
 
# 2 WTF @ 06/25/14 01:02 PM
Wow, definitely interesting. To be honest, if he worked on team specific defense last year as well as bouncetek, I don't know how much this really hurts. Bouncetek was/is a good idea, but the team specific defense wasn't really a good showing last year.

Regardless, good luck OG, wherever your journey leads you.
 
# 3 tedus @ 06/25/14 01:46 PM
Again ! It let me remind the nba elite!
Hope that thing would not be what I thought !
I can image the similar bouncetek will be in 2k just like the features of live10 in 2k11 !





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# 4 vtcrb @ 06/25/14 01:47 PM
This is very interesting to me, Happening this LATE in the Cycle. It could mean a couple of things.

1. NBA Live decided to go in Different direction.

2. 2k15 NOT turning out like 2k wanted so they Trying to find someone to clean it up.

Either way, Good luck to ALL Involved. Hope it works out for BOTH Companies.
 
# 5 strongarm_playa @ 06/25/14 01:52 PM
Obviously this has yet to be officially confirmed, but who benefits & who loses? Does OG really carry that much hype or are we missing what's really going on? Can't wait to hear what's really going on
 
# 6 JODYE @ 06/25/14 03:04 PM
I was going to say, if the Team Specific defense was his contribution, then we really won't be missing too much.

I really don't think this departure will shift Live's focus this year. They seem to have a pretty sound idea now of where they want to take this franchise. With or without him.

I do wish him the best of luck at 2k if that is indeed where he is going.
 
# 7 King_B_Mack @ 06/25/14 03:17 PM
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Interesting. So do the people who ragged on him and live now like him..?
On the flip side, do the people that swore he could do no wrong and praised his every action now want to not give him credit for anything like what happened with Mike Wang?

Wish him luck in his new gig and look forward to seeing what he brings to the table over there at 2K and how Live moves forward without him.
 
# 8 WTF @ 06/25/14 04:25 PM
You'd think that they would have had a no compete clause in their contract.
 
# 9 RUFFNREADY @ 06/25/14 04:28 PM
This is starting to leave a bad taste in my mouth??? Doesn't sound good from any stand point.
 
# 10 victorkingchamp @ 06/25/14 04:35 PM
I get the impression that NBA Live and Madden development teams haven't had a cohesive team with a shared vision for quite some time and that's why the quality of those products has been inconsistent at best. With 2K games I get the feeling that the developers really work well together and are given a lot more freedom to create.
 
# 11 Rams_3 @ 06/25/14 04:47 PM
How does that old saying go? If ya can't beat em, join em! Anyways I hope both game turn out amazing.
 
# 12 noshun @ 06/25/14 04:50 PM
I for one have nothing against scott whatsoever. game design isn't easy, I should know; its my major. hopefully this leads to scott being more open-minded. seeing viewpoints from others that may or may not differ from yours can help one think, see more and create more outside of ones own comfort zone.
 
# 13 loosey101 @ 06/25/14 05:13 PM
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I for one have nothing against scott whatsoever. game design isn't easy, I should know; its my major. hopefully this leads to scott being more open-minded. seeing viewpoints from others that may or may not differ from yours can help one think, see more and create more outside of ones own comfort zone.

Exactly what I'm feeling.


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# 14 Haval93 @ 06/25/14 05:23 PM
Lots of speculation in this thread. Developers are always shifting around in the game industry and it's no so uncommon for developers to go to a competitors side. I would be very worried if a lead game play or engine programmer left than a designer. Now I wouldn't worry about Live 15 at this stage; features, mechanics, and other things have been locked in(or sure as hell should be by this stage in the development) and are just receiving polish before launch. Regardless, best of luck to Scott!
 
# 15 nick_sr @ 06/25/14 05:30 PM
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This is starting to leave a bad taste in my mouth??? Doesn't sound good from any stand point.
really liked scott even though he's a lakers fans.
 
# 16 JerzeyReign @ 06/25/14 05:47 PM
OG is a good dude but the success/failure of NBA Live didn't rest on his shoulders.

Having played pro ball, his input had some meaning behind it. His team specific defense is exactly what is needed inside of a video game. Just needed to be fleshed out a bit more but I understood his madness. I really felt he was trying to put as much sim minded stuff as he possibly could inside of the game. No one can really get mad at that.

I wish him the best.
 
# 17 iTz GoRiLlAz @ 06/25/14 05:53 PM
Have you guys seen his Twitter Bio it still says he works for EA and lives in Orlando! Interesting..
 
# 18 Shadojoker @ 06/25/14 05:54 PM
s could be good news for EA. As much as he might have been a key cog. He could have been in the way too. Hopefully EA can move on and persevere thru this.
 
# 19 Valdarez @ 06/25/14 06:22 PM
Considering the state of Live and the success of NBA 2K, I can't see why 2K Sports would bring him on in that capacity.
 
# 20 statum71 @ 06/25/14 06:39 PM
I'm not sure I want any parts of EA messing with NBA 2K.

Just look at Live and look at 2K. How can this be good?
 

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