It was a huge move when EA Sports announced that it was canceling the 2010 release of NBA Elite. What's next for the game? Everything and anything.

At today's Season Opener event, Dean Richards, the EA Sports general manager who oversees basketball (among other sports) said that everything was on the table as far as the game was concerned. How much? It might not even be called NBA Elite when it returns. The game has traveled from EA Canada into the hands of Madden developers EA Tiburon, and although it's not starting from scratch, even the game's signature right analog dribble and shooting controls are up in the air and might not make it when the game is released.

Of course, Richards says that the core focus remains "capturing the magic" of the sport.

Would you like NBA Elite, or whatever it ends up being called, to keep its right analog controls?