Initially developed as an arcade game that released in 1993, NBA Jam could be coming back this year for the game’s 25th anniversary according to its original announcer (via ESPN).
Speaking with ESPN, Tim Kitzrow revealed that he is working with Microsoft to possibly revive the game.
“I can’t speak anything to the specifics, but I can tell you there is movement in the works to get it done for the 25th year,” Kitzrow said. “So I’m hoping that we get a remake that does justice to the original.”
Mark Turmell, NBA Jam’s creator, also hopes that a remake will come to fruition this year, though he currently doesn’t have a role in any of its plans.
“I helped on the reboot of the franchise (back in 2010),” said Turmell. “They did a pretty good job. But there’s so much more that can be done. It’s really sort of an untapped category, to have that over-the-top NBA action with the official license. It’s a great brand.”
While nothing is set in stone and no official announcement from Microsoft has been made, it appears the ball is rolling to make an NBA Jam revival a reality on Xbox One.