NBA Elite 11 Officially Canceled
Everyone was a bit surprised when EA delayed NBA Elite 11 just a week before it would have launched in late September. At the time, EA said the delay was necessary to allow them to address concerns raised in play testing, and to generally “polish” the gameplay. Well, it looks like they polished it away to nothing, as NBA Elite 11 has now been officially canceled.
On EA’s investor call yesterday, John Schappert announced the cancellation, and added that the franchise would return next year. Instead of EA Canada (the studio where EA laid off 100 ‘redundant’ employees in October), the development for next year’s iteration will be handled by EA Tiburon, the developer behind the Madden and Tiger Woods series.
So, until next year, you’ll have to depend on NBA 2K11 for your pro basketball fix. If you want to hear what we thought about 2K11, you can find our review right here.