NBA 2k is still a yearly release, which these days is outdated. Sports games need to start taking the GaaS route and just put out one game that's updated every year. Rocket League does it, and that's an indie game. What's EA's excuse? Sports Leagues also need to start lowering their licensing fees in order for smaller companies like the platform holders to actually afford to make their own Sports games again.
And yes, we need more Arcade-like Sports titles damn it!
Yeah, but GaaS can be pretty cancerous in itself. I don't see EA or 2K making an honest GaaS game. They'll just monetize it to no end. At least the outdated method lets people continue to play their copy of Madden 2014 as long as they want, without having to be annoyed by MTX or other schemes.