The lights are on
In our recent interview with Sean
O'Brien, NBA Live's executive producer, he revealed that EA is contemplating a change to its business model with NBA Live 15. A free trial of the game will be available
on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this year.
"One of the ideas that we're going
to go forward with is hands-on trial. We'll have a free trial for Xbox
One and PlayStation 4 this year."
O'Brien continues to discuss the
potential for lowering the price point of this year's Live entry. "We saw what
2K did back with selling NFL 2K5 for $20, and it's an interesting strategy, but
we feel like whatever we end up doing, the software will speak for itself and
that's what's important."
hoping that this year's entry does indeed speak for itself. Last year's
next-gen exclusive Live reboot also spoke for itself, but not in any redeeming way.
sure to read the rest of the interview with Sean O'Brien to learn more about
NBA Live 15. The title is scheduled for a full release on October 7.
Our TakeAs O'Brien states in the interview, there have yet
to be many free trials on PlayStation 4. The way I see it, the more the
merrier. I would even posit that a free beta would help skew both sales and
quality in a favorable direction even more, though.
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