The lights are on
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?
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The control scheme was fun to play and seemed more responsive than some of the crossover moves in the 2K series. It isn't as simple to get the correct motion or move I want in 2K despite its great gameplay overall. I'm hoping that EA can get it right and help to make sure the guys over at 2K don't get too complacent after a few years of domination.
This game still exist O_O?
I feel that this game will be taken better if they stick with the controller layout. It is more inventive then the same cookie cutter thing that 2k keeps churning out. Not to take anything away from the people at 2k they have great games but a little change is sometimes welcomed. I'm not sure that they should call it NBA Elite though so many people think that the game was going to be a failure that it may not sell as well.
At this point im no longer interested. Loved "LIVE" in the early 2000era; but as of now?.. 2ksports got the nba frachise on lock; I played the NBA Elite demo before it got canned, good idea to scrap it; you cant go against jordan lol
i don't them to change the game name
2K ALL THE WAY!!!
Wow there letting Tiburon handle it?. There having a hard enough time with Madden.
They should copy 2k 100%, and add in some good online. 2k's online sucks.
Controls were just right.
A name to consider: NBA Pros
I'm pretty sure I'll be too busy playing 2k11 until 2k12 comes out to notice what EA does, one way or the other. I'll keep my eye out for a nigh-unplayable demo again this year though.
As I've gotten older I've come to realize some things about EA and the industry in general, and I'm not nearly so down on EA as I once was (nor as "up" on them as I was in the Genesis era); however, it seems like the one area where all the trash talk still rings true, it's EA Sports and their "phone it in with a new paint-job" work ethic. Particularly in this generation, it seems like they've been caught shoveling the same offal year after year.
Why did you just give Tiburon ANOTHER GAME?!