EA celebrates the launch of a revamped NBA Elite 11.
by Sean Brown / @Bruce_Wayne14
The past and future of video game greatness was on display last night when EA Sports celebrated the launch of the new NBA Elite 11 with help from Project 2050.
Legendary 9th Wonder kept the party going on the turntables while a few hundred partygoers took part in a history of EA gaming. With old school games and systems ranging from Atari to Playstation 3 on display and everything in between the event was a nostalgic hoop fan’s dream.
As impressive as EA’s video game hoop history has been, the present is even brighter. NBA Elite 11 has some of the most responsive controls yet, including more unique moves precise to actual NBA players that a gamer has complete control over. Most hoop video games moves may feel merely by chance; these controls are more specific with every player action controlled independently.
A few special guests also came out to celebrate the game last night. Rap phenomenon (and SLAM favorite) J. Cole performed a few tracks. J. Cole also contributed to the soundtrack of the NBA Elite 11 with a track entitled “The Plan” and seemed impressed with the game. Cole, the North Carolina native, was spotted playing the game (against me, photo included) with the Charlotte Bobcats, praising the responsiveness of the moves and game play.
NBA Elite is not simply a new game, it is a complete revamping of how basketball video games are played. NBA Elite 11 hits shelves October 5 so get out and control your favorite players and be a part of the basketball video game revolution.