There’s been rumors regarding the release of EA’s new upcoming installment of NBA Live 13 which indicate the project either being cancelled or potentially delayed. Such reports began to circulate the internet media after Electronic Arts mentioned just three console and/or PC releases coming up between October and the end of the year, and NBA Live 13 was not on the list. Such conclusion would be catastrophic for the EA crew after being beatened out of the virtual basketball market by 2k developers for the past 3 years which includes pulling the plug on a pathetic project attempt at renaming the game “NBA Elite” in 2011. However, it is said that EA was contacted by Kotaku.com, and an EA representative for NBA Live said the game still has “a very aggressive launch plan, and the team is focused on bringing NBA Live back in a big way. “The development team at our Tiburon studio is working hard to get the game to beta,” the statement added, “and we’ll have a hands-on experience later this summer.” If all sticks according to plan, NBA Live 13 is scheduled to release October 2nd, going toe to toe with 2k which releases on the same day. We should know more in the coming weeks.