MS Drops Upcoming Xbox Sports TitlesKey titles in its first-party Xbox sports lineup are taking the coming year off, Microsoft announced today. NFL Fever, NBA Inside Drive, and NHL Rivals will miss the 2004-2005 season. Microsoft reportedly made the decision in order to raise the quality of its games. Despite a strong marketing push behind the XSN Sports online feature set, all three titles lagged well behind their competition from Electronic Arts and Sega in both critical and commercial reception. The decision as yet will only directly affect the three above-mentioned games. Rallisport Challenge 2 is still scheduled to ship later this spring. Links and Top Spin, Microsofts golf and tennis titles, are not on a yearly timetable like its other sports offerings, and Microsoft has yet to make a decision regarding whether to follow up with sequels to either game.