New Controls For Basketball Game

Electronic Arts has announced that NBA Elite will be the new moniker of the long running EA Sports NBA video game franchise.
NBA Elite 11 will use an all-new technology base, a new control scheme, and, for the first time ever, it will introduce real physics to a basketball video game.

Electronic Arts has announced that NBA Elite will be the new moniker of the long running EA Sports NBA video game franchise.
NBA Elite 11 will use an all-new technology base, a new control scheme, and, for the first time ever, it will introduce real physics to a basketball video game.

“We have a great opportunity to profoundly evolve the interactive basketball experience in a way that the category has not seen for a decade,” says Peter Moore, President, EA Sports. “In NBA Elite 11, we’ll introduce a game play experience that’s as enjoyable for Sports fans as anything in our lineup.”

Using the design principles from some of EA Sports other franchises, including EA Sports NHL Hockey and FIFA Soccer, NBA Elite 11 introduces several game play changes that centre on user control.

The new ‘hands-on control’ scheme allows 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 their 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.

The new real-time physics system in NBA Elite 11 allows each player on the court to move independently of one another, removing the two man interactions that have long taken the user control out of basketball videogames. In addition, a new skill based shooting system requires accurate user input, based on a players position on the court, to score, versus the randomly generated dice roll that have driven shooting in basketball videogames in the past.

NBA Elite 11 will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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