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EA: NBA Elite 11 cancelled because "it was just going to be a bad game"


EA Sports dev boss Andy Wilson has told IGN that NBA Elite 11 was cancelled because it was going to be a "bad game".

The sports title was due to launch in October for PS3 and 360, but was delayed one week before launch in the US in September.

EA CFO Eric Brown confirmed in the publisher's Q2 financials last month the game was outright canned.

"We're proud that we made the choice to not just put something out there that wasn't good," said Wilson.

"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.

"We knew the goal was aggressive. But at the same time, we believed it was an important enough goal for the gamer, who'd been playing basketball games in a very similar way for a very long time."

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