EA Sports today confirmed the discontinuation of the NCAA Basketball franchise, citing poor sales as the main reason, and making next year the first in 12 years without a college-flavored basketball title.
The news came in an statement to GameInformer today from EA Sports’ David Tinson. He said it was a tough decision to make, but something that had to be done.
“We do not have an NCAA Basketball game in development at this time, and we’re currently reviewing the future of our NCAA Basketball business,” Tinson said to Game Informer. “This was a difficult decision, but we remain a committed partner to the NCAA and its member institutions.”
2K sports pulled its college basketball game in 2008 leaving only EA remaining. But that’s all over now, as this year’s installment will be the very last.