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EA Sports has announced that Oklahoma City Thunder small forward, Kevin Durant, will grace the cover of NBA Elite 11 this Fall. In development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at EA Canada, Durant's selection makes him the third player to appear on the cover of both NCAA March Madness and an EA Sports NBA game.
NBA Elite 11 introduces significant gameplay changes that promise to revolutionize the basketball videogame experience. Hands-On Control is an innovative new control scheme that allows for one-to-one responsiveness of a player's movement and actions on the court, as opposed to predetermined animations from the past that require users to wait while a scenario played out before making the next move. Hands-On Control is unique to NBA Elite 11 and it is used to manage everything within a player's offensive and defensive arsenal, including: dribble moves, dunks, drives to the basket, fadeaways, mid-air adjustments, blocks, steals and more.
?I've always been a fan of EA Sports,? said Durant. ?This has been an exciting year for me and the team, and capping it off with being on the cover of NBA Elite 11 is cool.?
?Durant is a game changer,? said Jordan Edelstein, VP Marketing, EA Sports. ?There has never been a player his size with his skill set, and there has never before been a basketball video game like NBA Elite. Just like we see Durant as the future of the NBA, NBA Elite 11 represents the future of basketball video games by providing a gameplay experience you simply won't find anywhere else on the market.?
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