NBA ELITE 11 (cancelled)

Riccitiello's EA not afraid of risks

"It's very easy to sequel a product."

Other companies making sports games wait for new consoles before they take risks - but EA doesn't, not any more, head honcho John Riccitiello has boasted.

EA: Why NBA Elite 11 was canned

"It was just going to be a bad game."

EA pulled the plug on NBA Elite 11 because "ultimately it was just going to be a bad game", EA Sports bigwig Alan Wilson has admitted.

NBA Elite 11 cancelled

NBA Elite 11 cancelled

EA Tiburon taking over next year.

NBA Elite 11's status has changed from 'delayed' to 'cancelled', publisher EA has announced.

EA's John Schappert made the announcement at an EA investor call today. He went on to add that the franchise would be back next year, with the development reins being picked up by Madden/Tiger Woods studio EA Tiburon.

No reason was offered for the cancellation but it's clear that there have been problems at the publisher's EA Canada outpost, where the game was being made. The publisher made 100 redundancies at the developer last month.

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NBA Jam PSN/XBLA possible?

Exclusive to NBA Elite 11 owners for now.

EA has hinted that NBA Jam will not remain exclusive to owners of NBA Elite 11, but be offered as a separate download on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade somewhere down the line.

New NBA game to "evolve" basketball

In a way we haven't seen for "a decade".

Peter Moore believes NBA Elite 11 will "profoundly evolve" the basketball genre in a way that hasn't been seen for "a decade". The game, incidentally, arrives on PS3 and Xbox 360 this October.