Oh, BTW, EA Sports Confirms NBA Live’s Name Change

Oh, BTW, EA Sports Confirms NBA Live’s Name Change

EA Sports picked one hell of a day to confirm its NBA title’s name change. Not like anyone will remember today for Michael Jordan returning to video games, Ken Griffey Jr. retiring, or the worst umpiring mistake in baseball history.

Anyway, it’s official: NBA Live is no more, it will be replaced by NBA Elite 11. The publisher confirmed the name change in a news release this morning, promising a new real-time physics system that takes the place of two-man animated interactions “that have long taken the user control out of basketball simulation video games.” A news release went on to describe the game’s new right-analog input for shooting, passing, and other on-court actions. “It is like being on a basketball court with an amazing set of skills,” said David Littman, the series’ creative director.

Yeah, but did you see how that ump totally screwed the Detroit pitcher?! WTF was he thinking!!!


  • Another nail in the coffin. I know that’s from another franchise, but I had to say it. First 2K gets Michael Jordan, then EA announces a really lame name change. They really should have stuck with NBA Live.

    If NBA 2K11 doesn’t sell more than NBA Live (sorry) Elite 11, I’ll be extremely surprised.

  • Well 2K Sports are considered the greater when it comes to the basketball games… don’t they sell better anyway comparing the two?

    Mr. Jordan will only help that even more.

    But seriously people – no one buys a game for the name. It is a bit silly and pointless, but its ONLY a name. It will still be addressed as NBA.

  • So John Riccitiello’s nephew is now the VP of Marketing then? There’s no other explanation for such a ridiculous change.

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