EA announced today that they would be delaying the reboot of their NBA game franchise, NBA Elite, indefinitely. According to Peter Moore, President of EA Sports, “Feedback from consumers is a very important part of the process . NBA ELITE had the benefit of play-testing, a demo and a lot of our own research. All that feedback revealed some concerns about gameplay polish, so we’ve listened to your feedback, and made a judgment that the game would benefit from more time in development.”
While the game has been delayed, don’t think that EA has forgotten those who bought their last iteration of the NBA Live franchise. Peter Moore has said that they will give free roster updates for the upcoming NBA season, as well as continuing to support it throughout the season.
The good news for gamers is that NBA Jam for the Wii is still set to ship next week. Additionally, in light of the delay of NBA Elite 11, which was originally announced as the only way to get access to NBA Jam on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, those plans have changed as well.
EA says they plan on shipping NBA Jam as a standalone product on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 before the holidays are over.