EA Sports has come forward and is finally talking about the cancellation of NBA Elite 11.
“Ultimately, it was just going to be a bad game. I think that the goal of reinventing how people play basketball games and giving the gamer infinitely more control over the outcomes that appear on the screen in front of them, was something that just needed to take longer than we had.”
Andrew Wilson went on to say that the decision to send the series to EA Tiburon was not based on the Elite team doing a bad job on the game. Wilson believes the team did good with the time they were given, taking the risk to re-invent the game.
“In fact, I think they did a tremendous job to get to where they did. I’m very proud of their willingness to jump in and take a risk and try and reinvent the business.”
Whether or not we will see an NBA Elite 12 next year is totally up in the air, as EA Tiburon is currently developing four other sports titles, including Madden, Tiger Woods, NCAA, and the recently released EA Sports MMA series.