NBA Live 14 Dev Lays Out Vision in Open Letter

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NBA Live 14 developer EA Tiburon appears to know that they have a long way to go in order to revive the NBA Live series, that’s been away for pretty much three years now.  In an open letter Wednesday, executive producer Sean O’Brien promised to be “open, honest and transparent” about the development of the game.

The developers have stated that have been all about talk with their last two attempts at rebooting the series, which was really embarrassing for the company, but they are taking a different approach with Live 14 this time around.  “After playing and evaluating the state of NBA Live and talking to as many people as I could, I realized that the overall vision was lacking,” said O’Brien, referring to his first acts upon returning to EA last fall. “The first thing that I wanted to do when I got to Orlando [home of EA Tiburon] was set the direction for the team.”

O’Brien continued, “My commitment to our fans is to be open, honest and transparent about what we’re doing, how we’re doing it as well as why we’re doing it.” He added, “What we’re doing isn’t easy and I’m really excited about the progress we’ve made. I believe that our direction is the right one. The ball is in our court and we need to execute. No more screw-ups and definitely no more excuses.”