NBA Elite 11
EA Sports Development Process To Undergo Restructure
Written Wednesday, November 10, 2010 By Richard Walker
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EA has decided to restructure the development process behind its EA Sports titles, placing the onus on one core team to supervise the production of all assets, which are subsequently shared between individual development studios. To date, previous EA Sports titles were developed at several satellite studios, such as EA Tiburon and EA Canada, where the general manager positions have incidentally been dissolved as the new restructuring plans are put into action.

EA Tiburon GM Phillip Holt, will remain at EA while Moira Dang, now former GM of EA Canada, will no longer work at the company. Additionally, EA has confirmed that a small number of staff changes will also be made going forward. "We're making organisational changes to our development team at EA Sports that will be better for the franchises and better for our people," reads a statement issued by EA to 1UP.

"We continue to pro-actively evolve our team to better position ourselves with improved product quality and growth in revenue for our shareholders, to share technology and lower our development costs, and to pioneer new innovation in digital experiences for our consumers," the statement continues. "As part of this transition, we have eliminated the site-based general manager roles at EAC and Tiburon."

This restructuring move comes in the wake of NBA Elite 11's cancellation, which had been in development at EA Canada before being removed from the firm's line up of sports titles. A source also told 1UP that a general manager will now be assigned to each EA Sports franchise, reporting to senior VP Andrew Williams, while Peter Moore will remain in his present role as president of the EA Sports label on the publishing front.



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Comment #2 by Requiem
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 06:31:49 PM
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they should hire the nfl 2k5 team to make madden :n prolly stick with march madness instead of live.

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Comment #3 by Requiem
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 06:34:52 PM
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way to shit on this thread already #1

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Comment #4 by Canadian_Wilson
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 06:38:08 PM
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Clearly #1 has no life if he can't, correctly, spell the word 'first'. Seriously, if you're going to troll threads with that annoying word- learn how to spell it, for all our sakes!

What a waste of time and money since they cancelled it.

I was actually thinking about picking it up. The last basketball game I played was NBA Live 2004 on PS2!

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Comment #5 by Requiem
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 09:45:32 PM
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I was going to pick it up also. I always like to give a new or revamped franchise a try. Guess my library wont see a basketball game this year... its tired of NBA 2k series.

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Comment #6 by Osama Bin Davis
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:06:57 AM
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I was looking forward to grabbing it, EA sports have been producing some great sports games lately, it would have been my first basketball game since NBA 98 lol

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Comment #7 by heas14
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 02:44:13 AM
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what did #1 wrote??? so are they firing people??? also they shouldn't rip us off with the damn online pass because if they fail to make a good game we are going to be the ones to loose money

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Comment #8 by eLefAdEr
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 02:30:27 PM
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@7: I also hate it when my money is loose.

EA's Sports division grew too big, too fast. Considering the economic climate, this is probably a smart move.

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Comment #9 by Requiem
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 10:23:20 PM
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elefader true they need to calm the fuck down and work on a few games at a time. EA MVP baseball was the shit back in the day. Maybe they will make one game every two years and offer the roster update like they did with live 10.

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