05:19 PM - December 2, 2010 by Steve_OS
In what will probably amount to being the closest we will ever get to deciphering the curious cancellation of NBA Elite 11
, Kotaku's Stephen Totilo recently got a chance to sit down
with EA head honcho John Riccitiello and get the boss' take on what exactly happened with Elite
during its development cycle.
There are a bunch of interesting nuggets to dig through within this fascinating interview, but it's interesting to note that Riccitiello had the final say when it came to ending Elite 11
Clearly Riccitiello's ban hammer is strong, but the most intriguing part of the interview might have to deal with the actual deadline chaos surrounding Elite
. Everyone (including me) has a theory about what what was the final straw for this game, but EA has been adamant that the demo itself was not the final straw, but rather people knew even as the game was being printed that there were issues that might halt the game's release.
Read the entire interview to see everything there is to offer, just try not to snicker while reading this Riccitiello tidbit.
Oh, and you should still bet on NBA *insert name here* by EA Sports releasing in 2011.
Source - How A Big Video Game Was Killed (Kotaku)