EA Sports will be taking their upcoming basketball sim NBA Live 15 back to the locker room for some last minute changes to their lineup. What does this mean for the average gamer? Three weeks of waiting with constant updates to the development process.
Last year’s NBA Live was released to less than glowing reviews when paired up against 2K Games’ NBA 2K14. EA brought some new mechanics to last year’s game, including BounceTek and new tweaks to the 5-on-5 gameplay. With another year under their belt, EA is working hard to improve on what fans enjoyed the most from NBA Live 14. To do so, their flagship basketball sim has been pushed back three weeks to October 28th. In the meantime, EA will be running a blog showcasing their updates up through the release of NBA Live 15 next month and possibly beyond.
Considering all the work that’s gone in so far, we will be taking a few extra weeks to polish the game and make sure you get an incredible NBA experience from the moment you first boot up the title. This extra development time means we will be moving our launch date to October 28 to line up to opening night of the 2014-15 NBA season. This was a hard decision, but it’s the right one, as we are totally committed to delivering the highest-quality game we possibly can. You’ll be hearing a lot more from us over the coming weeks, starting with a brand-new gameplay blog that will give you the first details on all the ways we plan to deliver on our promises to build a better experience.
NBA Live 15 will launch exclusively on current-gen platforms PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 28th in North America.