EA Sports announces 'NBA Elite 11'

June, 10, 2010
By Jon Robinson
Kevin DurantNoah Graham/NBAE/Getty ImagesWho will be on the cover of "NBA Elite 11?" Durant might be a good pick.

"NBA Live" is officially dead.

After years of disappointing basketball products, EA Sports has not only decided to completely gut the "Live" franchise from the inside out, they've changed the name of their once popular game to "NBA Elite 11."

Currently in development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and scheduled to ship in October, "NBA Elite" features new "Hands-On Control" that, according to the press release, will allow "for one-to-one responsiveness of a player's movement and actions on the court, as opposed to traditional predetermined animations that require users to wait while a scenario played out before making the next move. Hands-on Control applies to everything within a player's offensive and defensive arsenal, including: dribble moves, dunks, drives to the basket, fadeaways, mid-air adjustments, blocks, steals and more."

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