The cancellation of NBA Elite 11 left a big gaping hole in EA Sports’ release schedule last year. And now it looks like the simulation series will be skipping 2011 as well. In a statement released yesterday, EA Sports announced that their next NBA simulation title will launch in Fall 2012.
Interestingly enough, the NBA Elite title is never used in the statement, meaning that EA’s basketball series may receive yet another rebranding, even though a game bearing the NBA Elite name was never released.
“As planned, our next NBA simulation title is in development at our Tiburon Studio in Orlando,” said Peter Moore, President, EA Sports. “We have top talent on the game, and we’re giving the new development team time to deliver a superior experience. We’re making great strides and looking forward to launching a new game next year.”