The NBA said it will "continue to work together with [EA] as we always have," when recently asked about the cancellation
of NBA Live 13
John Acunto, VP of Marketing Communications for the NBA told Joystiq that the NBA has "had a great relationship with EA for more than 20 years. We are obviously disappointed that EA will not be releasing NBA LIVE 13
this year, but have been assured by EA that the next release of NBA LIVE will meet our mutual standards of excellence."
EA's Executive VP Andrew Wilson said the team plans on "making next year's game great."
Take-Two recently revealed record sales
for the other major NBA licensed game this year, NBA 2K13
, which sold 49 percent more in its first week than past games in the series.