EA Sports Delays NBA Elite 11

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Posted September 27th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

EA Sports has announced they have delayed NBA Elite 11 and will no longer release it as scheduled on October 5th. No word on if they plan to release NBA Elite 11 at all, or will come back with what they perceive as a strong offering a year from now for Elite 12. Tying in with that NBA Jam, which had been planned to be packaged into NBA Elite with a code, will now be out separately for the 360 and PS3 before the end of the year.

EA Sports clearly saw the writing on the wall that the release of NBA Elite 11 would have been severely damaging, possibly putting their basketball series into the ground for good. They may have never been able to recover from such a release. Now they avoid consumers feeling they were duped, but will face an uphill battle when they return going against a further entrenched competitor.

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  • http://twitter.com/bigdaneaymane Dane Sullivan

    Glad to hear this. I’ve only bought 2K basketball titles since 2K6, but I hope to see the competition continue and there was just no way that would happen with the combination of how awful Elite was and how phenomenal 2K looks.

    Don’t care that EA thinks they’re competing with Halo and Final Fantasy; Madden has suffered from not having another company push the limit in football gaming and five years later I wonder how much better football games might have been had the competition still been there.

    Hopefully Elite ’11 will be scrapped and Live ’12 will get a fair shot at competiting with 2K a year from now.

  • http://twitter.com/bigdaneaymane Dane Sullivan

    Glad to hear this. I’ve only bought 2K basketball titles since 2K6, but I hope to see the competition continue and there was just no way that would happen with the combination of how awful Elite was and how phenomenal 2K looks.

    Don’t care that EA thinks they’re competing with Halo and Final Fantasy; Madden has suffered from not having another company push the limit in football gaming and five years later I wonder how much better football games might have been had the competition still been there.

    Hopefully Elite ’11 will be scrapped and Live ’12 will get a fair shot at competiting with 2K a year from now.

  • Hehe

    ea should be sued, for promising us this great elite 11 and especially for the people who pre-order the game from different countries and those who pre-order from game stores and expecting this great game for nothing. 1 week before the release date of this game then they will cancel it? this is not good at all.

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  • Hehe

    ea should be sued, for promising us this great elite 11 and especially for the people who pre-order the game from different countries and those who pre-order from game stores and expecting this great game for nothing. 1 week before the release date of this game then they will cancel it? this is not good at all.

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  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! WHAT DID WE SAY? R.I.P. NBA Live/Elite whatever.. lol this is just too funny.

  • Gamerz

    Why is anyone happy about this?

    People are upset there is only 1 NFL game and wishes there was competition. Now theres a possibility that goes to the NFL and NBA.

    How on earth are people laughing as if this is a good thing?

    • Sportsgamer

      because of how much of an epic fail it is. Thats why its funny to people. No one has the exclusive on NBA and its not going to go that way, its a much much different situation.

    • Sportsgamer

      because of how much of an epic fail it is. Thats why its funny to people. No one has the exclusive on NBA and its not going to go that way, its a much much different situation.

  • Gamerz

    Why is anyone happy about this?

    People are upset there is only 1 NFL game and wishes there was competition. Now theres a possibility that goes to the NFL and NBA.

    How on earth are people laughing as if this is a good thing?

  • Rcavazos78

    i am glad ea had the common sense not to attempt to go up against 2k. they knew it was over before it even started, sorry “elite”fans, maybe next year. i would say you guys still had your hopes and dreams but i think ea just took that from you.

  • Anonymous

    All I gotta say is, where in the fuck is daley now hahaahhaha lmao

  • Anonymous

    All I gotta say is, where in the fuck is daley now hahaahhaha lmao

  • Anonymous

    For everyone saying 2K killed EA, no. EA killed EA.
    If Elite was a solid product both games would’ve gone ahead, if it was NBA Elite 11 and NBA 11: The Life, NBA Elite wouldn’t have gone ahead.
    I think it’s a smart move by EA, and quite a nice gesture with the roster updates to Live 10, though I think the free DLC spell the end of an EA basketball game this season…

  • Mnslyr28

    daley… where are u?

  • sheredia

    talk about raising the white flag……..

  • Buc

    Dear Daley,

    I feel for you brother. It’s kinda funny though that you actually said so many positive things about the game. I never understood that, and I honestly still have a hard time believing you really think the issues surrounding the game could be fixed. I think there was a part of all of this that was just for attention.

    It’s kinda karma in a sense, and it’s funny to alot of people, including myself, but at least now you can admit the game is not near as good as 2k. Afterall, postponing the game is EA themselves saying the same thing. It cannot compete, therefore it had to be pulled. To actually pull a game, that’s a big deal. That’s going to equate to ZERO sales.

    And the shit kicker in all of this was I actually came close to predicting ZERO sales. I almost said it last week in a post.

    Bottomline is unless you are retarded or biased you couldn’t have played the DEMO of Live/Elite and came away with anything positive. The game didn’t even hold my interest for one quarter. I gave it a chance, but it was very unwillingly. The game was something my eleven year old wouldn’t even play. He said it sucked shortly after tip-off.

    I’m not surprised in the least this crap was cancelled. Postponed = Cancelled by the way.

  • C71323

    I think this will be the end of the NBA franchise at EA. Any fans that were still around for Elite will now have to purchase 2K11 if they want a basketball game. After playing it for a whole year and witnessing first hand how good it is, I don’t think there is anything EA can do to recover from that. In a year where 2K really stepped up their work, creating a game that has been deemed by many as the Sports Game of the Year by those who have played the retail copy, I think it could be that final nail in the coffin. The power of the Wang is in full effect and boy is that effect huge

  • Mc979007

    EA should have done the same thing with Madden and NCAA football, pushed them back until they got it right instead of all these patched updates. It should be clear to the NCAA and NFL that their exclusive contracts to just one software company does more harm than good, EA can’t do it alone!

  • Saucemoney01

    Wow!!!!!!!!

  • Okafor43

    where is T-daley and Jr Cabrillo when you need them its like as if they are hiding! This is epic!

  • Okafor43

    where is T-daley and Jr Cabrillo when you need them its like as if they are hiding! This is epic!

  • Blak Baki Hanma

    OMG… DALEY AND BMGOFF11 ARE THE BEST BITCHES A PIMP COULD ASK FOR!!
    They take a savage beating and still smile for their pimp just like good hoes should.

    “Now put your sunglasses on before you come to the dinner table cuz I don’t wanna see your black eyes while I’m eatin”

    Man… I wish all bitches were this loyal.

    (It’s called Battered Wife Syndrome)

  • Gameunleashed

    “nba elite is dead” (nas voice)

  • deshawn sims

    LIVE 10 was good…maybe a dlc with some new content (jerseys,court colors,cyberfaces) would be well received.
    Although 2k11 will take most of my basketball gaming time, it would be nice to have an alternative…it fights boredome and makes certain games(2k11) look even better!!!! :)

  • daley is a cock sucking fag

    yes i did call daley a cock sucking fag, deal with it.

  • Hungryandrew

    Alright, I’m worried, someone go open the door to Daley’s basement and check on him.

  • Hungryandrew

    Guys, its confirmed, the new relase date is March 31,2011, from amazon.com and gamestop. do you guys tink lil over 5 months is enough time to make the much needed improvements.

  • Griggie1969

    this game is trash, the demo is horrible, no classic teams hope it neva cums out

  • Anonymous

    I’m worried about Daley I did not see his fanboy comment of the day I hope he’s okay.

  • Anonymous

    I’m worried about Daley I did not see his fanboy comment of the day I hope he’s okay.

  • Anonymous

    I’m worried about Daley I did not see his fanboy comment of the day I hope he’s okay.

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