Submit Your NBA Elite 11 Questions

We've got a copy of NBA Elite 11 in the office and we're looking to answer all the questions you've got about EA's new basketball sim.

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With just over a month to go until the release of EA's rebranded basketball sim NBA Elite 11, a preview build has just arrived on our desk here in the GameSpot office. A lot has changed this year besides just the name. EA is taking a big gamble with a move to dual-stick controls, similar to what we've seen in recent iterations of its NHL series. In fact, those who've played EA's skate series would probably feel some similarities as well.

So if you've got any questions about this new control system, go ahead and post in the comments below. But don't stop there. The build we've got covers pretty much the entire game, so go ahead and ask us anything ranging from create-a-player to how virtual Marv Albert is holding up these days. We're looking to post a follow-up sometime next week with the answers to your questions. So have at it!

Discussion

95 comments
lilflex1
lilflex1

2k said they were focusing on graphics this time but the foreheads on the players are deformed and barely looks like them

jdaniel2
jdaniel2

Also, will the slam dunk, 3- point contest, and the allstar game be back this year?

jdaniel2
jdaniel2

It would be nice to have the option to change the way a team calls plays. For instance, if you are playing say with the Rockets ,which is an in and out team, but you want them to run like the Suns are you going to have an option to change the way your teams plays?

benboz
benboz

Will this game contain world cup mode?

ROANUNITNYCBK23
ROANUNITNYCBK23

WILL THERE BE A ADD-ON FOR PLAYSTATION MOVE DOWN THE ROAD

ROANUNITNYCBK23
ROANUNITNYCBK23

YO DID THEY CHANGE THE COACH'S SUB IN AND SUB OUT SYSTEM FOR THE PLAYERS AND IS THE BACK TO THE BASKET GO TO MOVE BACK IN THE GAME FOR EXAMPLE KG FAKE TURNAROUND SHOT WITH HIS BACK TO THE RIM AND HOW IS THE FREESTYLE PASSING IS IT EVEN BETTER THAN NBA LIVE 10 AND DOES THE DEMO HIT THE PSN

BiggEdd32
BiggEdd32

FIRST AND FOREMOST BESIDES THE ROBOTIC PLAYERS AND HORRIBLE COMMENTARY AND GAMEPLAY.....HOW BOUT FIXiNG YOUR GRAPHICS!!! BLAKE GRIFFIN WAS WHITE LAST YEAR, AND IM REALLY ABOUT THE DETAIL...LOOKED AT MY BULLS TEAM FROM LIVE 10 AND EVERY ONE IS COMPLETE GARBAGE LOOKING EVEN ROSE...GAME SUCKS GRAPHICS SUCK......2K IS GONNA KILL THIS YEAR...LIKE EVERY YEAR

silverdoe
silverdoe

Will it have Jordan? Will it allow me to just play NBA Jam & not buy Elite?

cjasko94
cjasko94

Sticking my cash, with 2K.

Jigz0r
Jigz0r

Do different owners have different expectations for their team and will this reflect on actions they take if you don't match their expectations, or exceed them. Can you get the sack or change teams. With NBA 2k11 also planning on updating their movement controls in regards to skill moves what separates your control system in terms of theirs.

Salali
Salali

Sorry EA Fifa only has my attention, other sports for other companies and NBA this year like every year is 2K's

bruthaman81
bruthaman81

Sorry NBA Elite, i'm sticking with 2k11

cavsman2313
cavsman2313

Hows the commentary? Does it have any flow to it? Also, is the become legendary and quick game have replay value, or do you get sick of it quickly? One more thing: is the dribbling and shooting mechanics as good as they are claimed to be?

DWade3Official
DWade3Official

I don't care I just want to play a realistic basketball? I just want to know what game is better and lives up to being as realist the real NBA. I didn't like the foul system they had in NBA live 10. I couldn't draw the fouls and dunking look fake. I want to be able to play like the real me drawing fouls and attacking pant. posterizating other players.

DWade3Official
DWade3Official

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ironmonk36
ironmonk36

Anyone else buying this, then opening it at the store, taking out the code for NBA Jam and then trading Elite towards Castlevania or Enslaved? I am. I want NBA Jam bad.

REAL_BALLER_69
REAL_BALLER_69

Will there be a way of limiting a person's use of the miami heat online? LOL

Lohesh
Lohesh

NBA 2K6 looks so far like it has better graphics lol.

sanjayhiro
sanjayhiro

Are you spening more money on getting player reactions then gameplay and graphics?

sanjayhiro
sanjayhiro

The Demo looked aweful! will that be the game? Why should i buy Elite vs 2k this year?

sanjayhiro
sanjayhiro

will there be personality animations; for example will Lebron shoot like Lebron or will KG pound his chest like in reality? Or will Duncan have his stooped down like always? Will they run or walk like how they do in Reality?

MykeO2jam
MykeO2jam

When will the demo be release for xbox 360?

tframp420
tframp420

It's amazing how every EA sports game never improves in the graphics department... Madden, Tiger Woods, NBA, NHL Same, Same, Same, Same They must have the laziest art departments on the planet. Lets not even start on gameplay...

gstealer
gstealer

How does the A.I work? NBA Live always had this issue, and maybe that's one of the many reasons it's not as good as it should be. There are many things to focus on, and control is one of them, but let's not forget everything else.

dvs_freak
dvs_freak

nba live 10 sucked ass. im a massive fan of the game but havnt been excited since 2005. changes r needed but loose what you had. bring back allstar weekend. make gameplay smooth and free flowing. improve ai. give us control of the player and not get stuck in preset ai moves. and think of expanding the game, make it global and have fiba 12, give us madison square gardens and drafting. ballers and gamers everywhere deserve it.

nba2KisLife
nba2KisLife

vicecitysaint's comment = pure genius

banuroll
banuroll

vicecitysaint youre a big piece of a big shi t!!!

vicecitysaint
vicecitysaint

this one game that EA should just stop making

RealHarry
RealHarry

We saw them demo the stick control at E3, but that was just controlling one guy. How is the team gameplay? Is there anything to emulate the team nature of the sport? Or is it just solo tricks and simple pass and shoot?

ivanex
ivanex

DEMO release date pls.

YouVandal3
YouVandal3

go into detail and compare Become Legendary mode with 2K's MyPlayer.

masterchief055
masterchief055

are the graphics the same or better than live 10 what game modes are in the game?

nba2KisLife
nba2KisLife

BTW, All three of my questions were serious questions. The Live/Elite franchise has been horrible since Live 99. Real talk. Kobe Bryant in Nba Courtside was the game for 98-99. Then 2k jus took the basketball genre and ran since 2000. Will Live/Elite ever go back to their glory days of NBA Live 95-97?

nba2KisLife
nba2KisLife

Oh one more, does it still look like NBA in the Zone 98 for Playstation 1?

nba2KisLife
nba2KisLife

Oh yeah, and are you guys gonna rate it higher than 2k for some reason like you did last year? And if so, how much is EA paying you to do this?

nba2KisLife
nba2KisLife

Is it still 1000000X sh*ttier than NBA 2k? Seriously tho.

vufor
vufor

What is that legendary mode? Does it affect somehow to carrer mode?

RastaDeanNaka
RastaDeanNaka

Also would like to know how players interact with each other. The running into another player but appearing that you are still running has always bugged me in basketball games. Lets make some contact people.

RastaDeanNaka
RastaDeanNaka

Can multiple human players enter into their franchise mode? The controls should be pretty cool...it should be like how NHL was changed to awesomeness when they introduced the right analog as the stick. Is it comparable to NHL?

wesleyca
wesleyca

did you still keep dynamic dna? cuz i always thought that was kinda cool. :)

newhighscore
newhighscore

why are your graphics so bad? even by last gens standards. ea has always had better gameplay, but 2k stands head and shoulders above you graphically.

testingnorman
testingnorman

rofl if you look at it carefully, the net bounces up before the ball even hits it

Dommymoon
Dommymoon

2k 11 is goin to be better than this crap

vigoureuxEVIL5
vigoureuxEVIL5

Hi again Gs, what are growth for players like? will John Wall become a top player sooner rather than in ten seasons, and can I get a Toney Douglas lets say to improve drastically ala Rajon Rondo, although I always thought he had game :)

vigoureuxEVIL5
vigoureuxEVIL5

Hi Gs, can you tell me the elements of trading and trade scenarios you have come across on association/career mode. Also, what do you make of the draft system?

uwiwami
uwiwami

how well does legendary mode work? How good are the controls?

justin4444
justin4444

The ultimate question is: Is it better than 2k Sports' NBA? -Refers to overall performance, fun, realism and etc..