Player’s interest was piqued when NBA Live 17 did not hit the market right about the same time as its predecessors did. As a result, gamers are still wondering when they can get their hands on the EA Sports’ basketball game. Based on previous facts gathered, it seems like EA will release the title sometime in February or March.
Developer EA Sports had been releasing the NBA Live franchise in the last quarter of the year. But in 2016, that was not the case as 2K Sport’s NBA 2K17 game was unopposed last year.
Back in 2014, executive producer Sean O’Brien announced that they have already started developing NBA Live 16. He also shared that the team is increasing its investment in the game as well as on the upcoming NBA Live 17. Now, the question is, where is Live 17?
As earlier revealed in EA’s slides for their fiscal year in 2017, gamers should expect the release date of the title to come in the first quarter of 2017. Should that be the case, then that would be between January and March.
Also included in the list is Mass Effect Andromeda, which still had a vague “early 2017” release at the time. That has now changed as Mass Effect Andromeda has recently been announced to come out on March 21, 2017. All that’s left is for EA to also announced the NBA Live 17 release date.
Rumor has it that the release might launch during the All-Star weekend, which will run from February 17 to 19. But, there is no way to confirm that as it did not come from the developers themselves. It’s also possible we’ll only hear the game’s release date during this event.
Furthermore, another thing that will support an All-Star weekend release is the fact that EA Sports’ basketball games have always given a better experience of the event than 2K Sports’ basketball sim. The upcoming installment of NBA Live is again expected to bring a masterful experience of the star-studded weekend, so EA could actually release it on or before the All-Star weekend.
Meanwhile, players should also expect a better visual experience in the upcoming title. EA has been recently using their Frostbite Engine on almost all of their games recently. This game engine has powered the likes of Battlefield 1, Star Wars Battlefront, and FIFA 17. So, gamers should expect highly-detailed characters and courts in the next NBA Live game.
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