NBA Live 16 “guaranteed”, says executive producer

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 20 October 2014 00:56 GMT

NBA Live 15 will get a sequel, no matter what happens when NBA Live 15 arrives later this month.

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NBA Live 15 executive producer Sean O’Brien has promised EA Sports’ basketball series will continue.

“Guaranteed. We’ve already started development on 16. We’re staffing up. We’re actually increasing investment on what 16 — and 17 — look like,” he told Polygon.

The comment game as part of a lengthy feature on O’Brien’s pivotal role in resurrecting the series, which went absolutely pear-shaped a few years ago. The feature addresses persistent rumours that EA Sports will drop the series ASAP, not renewing an expensive licensing agreement.

O’Brien has promised that each successive NBA Live game will be better than the one before until the series hits its stride again, but refuses to say that NBA Live 15 is terrific, as most interview subjects would.

“We’re a work in progress,” he said.

Hit the link above to read the full thing; it’s a refreshingly frank discussion of the EA Sports vs 2K Sports rivalry. NBA Live 15 hits PS4 and Xbox One on October 28 in North America and October 31 in Europe.

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