NBA Elite 11 Will "Revolutionize" Basketball Simulators
Well, maybe the new name will help to invigorate the old ailing franchise.
EA has announced NBA Elite 11 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and it's set to release in October. The previous title of "NBA Live" has been dropped in favor of the title you see here, and EA claims the new installment "will revolutionize the way basketball simulation games are played." This will be thanks to an "all-new technology base, a new control scheme, and a real-time physics system." EA Sports president Peter Moore adds that they're finally going to give b-ball fans the game they've been "begging for." With features like "Hands-On Control" (one-to-one responsiveness of a player's movement and actions on the court), and that new physics system (every player moves independently of another), this one has a chance to shine. We're most interested in that fresh take on the shooting mechanic, though, because it will reflect a player's position on the court and the skill of the user, rather than simply relying on "randomly generated dice rolls." Said the game's Creative Director, David Littman:
"NBA ELITE 11 will give gamers the same skill set that a pro basketball player has at his disposal. This is the first basketball simulation videogame where you are controlling every movement, dribble move, shot, dunk, lay-up, steal and block in real time with one-to-one control. You're no longer going to push a button and watch the computer generate a long animation sequence. It is like being on a basketball court with an amazing set of skills. This is going to change what people have come to expect from a basketball simulation videogame."
In development at EA Canada, NBA Elite 11 could be the basketball game this new generation deserves.
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6/2/2010 10:43:13 AM Ben Dutka