Major NBA changes for 2K & EA

Look for more coverage of both new NBA games over the next few months as they near release

2K Sports announced Michael Jordan as NBA 2K11's cover athlete today in an interview with CNBC. The NBA Hall of Famer will be the first player to grace the cover of a game in the yearly series after retirement when the game releases on as-of-yet unspecified consoles on October 5. Jordan's role within the game is also still undefined, with 2K Sports' Marketing Vice President Jason Argent telling CNBC that Jordan's appearance would consist of "some really good surprises." The teaser image for the announcement (shown above) pictures Jordan in Chicago Bulls colors, though he also spent his career's final years on the Washington Wizards and currently serves as the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.

The cover of EA's next basketball game will also see a major change when it sees release this October on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. After 16 years of being known as NBA Live, the basketball franchise have its surname changed to Elite. In addition to the name change, NBA Elite 11 will include a new "Hands-On Control" system that allows for immediate control responses for all offensive and defensive moves. Elite will also include a new physics system that allows for players to move independently from each other as well as an improved shooting system that determines the likelihood of scoring by assessing the player's position on the court instead of using more random methods.

Look for more coverage of both new NBA games over the next few months as they near release. Which of these new developments are you more excited about?

SOURCE: Michael Jordan To Appear On Video Game Cover [CNBC Sports]

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags games

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Dave Rudden

GamePro
Show Comments

Essentials

James Cook University - Master of Data Science Online Course

Learn more >

Mobile

Sansai 6-Outlet Power Board + 4-Port USB Charging Station

Learn more >

Exec

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?