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NBA Elite cover athlete Kevin Durant disappointed with game delay

After EA Sports received a huge amount of bug reports in its NBA Elite 11 game demo, it had to push the final release well into 2011. So how does the guy who will forever be associated with this game feel about that?

Kevin Durant wasn't even notified about the game's delay from EA. He found out about it on Twitter. And like everyone else, he heard all about the glitches, terrible controls, and biting reviews from people who tried out the downloadable demo.

The game series, formerly known as NBA Live, has never suffered a delay that caused an always timely title to be pushed back into the next year. When a game contains the year (20)11 in the title, any delay means a shorter shelf life.

Durant isn't too happy about the news. "They said it wasn’t as up to par as they wanted it to be. That’s kind of unfortunate. It was kind of cool to see myself on a video game. I guess they’ll wait till it gets right. We’ll see," he said.

NewsOK.com, which interviewed the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar, said his demeanor was one of sheer "sullenness" and that "his answers shrunk shorter. His tone grew more tense." It was a very different persona than when he learned he'd be on the cover. Back then he was brimming with excitement.


Above: Hold that slam dunk! NBA Elite 11 won't actually be out until '11. Gasp

Well, you gotta hand it to EA. In 12 months no one will care about this game, but instead of just slipping it out there it is taking a big cut in potential sales to make the game smoother. Now let's just hope that actually happens.

Source: News OK

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4 comments

  • Zeb364 - October 3, 2010 10:50 p.m.

    I was shocked when I heard this. I never thought I'd see the day when a sports game got delayed. Usually they just release it whether it's shit or not because the fans who have bought it annually will buy it again this year and will continue to purchase it in the future. I actually respect EA for not taking a hit to their profits and risking pissing off their shareholders just because a game that would have sold anyway isn't up to standard. It's nice to see that kind of commitment to quality.
  • juicenpancakes - October 1, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    It's great to see that KD actually cares about the product he's associated with.
  • GreatMuerte - October 1, 2010 6:16 p.m.

    just like ea mma full of bugs and shit gameplay sort them both out ladys
  • Embolado - October 1, 2010 6:14 p.m.

    NewsOK, hmmm was that the best name that they could come up with? Looks lime MJ and 2K is gonna have a big head start on NBA ELi..ERROR.

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