EA宣布放弃Elite系列，取而代之的是大家熟悉的LIVE系列的回归，骑士队的状元秀凯里欧文和EA官方均先后确认NBA Live 13将正式回归，欧文试玩后把Live 13称之为“紧跟未来篮球发展的游戏”，EA也表示13将是一次崭新的篮球体验。本作发售日期为今年秋天，但具体游戏平台尚未公布。
EA曾在Elite 11即将发售前把游戏和名字一同取消，并花费一年多的时间来修正游戏里存在的严重问题，其目的就是为了LIVE 13更好的回归。
The game-makers at Electronic Arts are bringing back the "NBA Live" name, and showing off NBA Live 13.Like all news these days, the word comes by way of Twitter, where Cleveland Cavalier's point guard Kyrie Irving tweeted:
In Orlando for #AllStar checking out the #FutureOfBasketball with @EASPORTSNBA. Get to see the new #NBALIVE13!
EA confirmed the news, saying that the game will be out this fall and described it as an "all-new experience that captures the future of basketball."
The last time EA put out a basketball game was NBA Live 10. EA canceled NBA Elite '11 a week before it was to ship, then seemingly took a year or so to fix what must have been serious problems in order to put out NBA Live 13. Hopefully, when this game ships this fall, it will be amazing.
Who else here is happy that the series is coming back? NBA Live dates back to 1995, and thus is such a long-running franchise, it's probably older than many of the people reading these words.