It takes anywhere from a couple of day to a couple of years to make a great game. For sports games, however, it only takes about a year to make another installment of the series. It’s easier for sports game developers to remake the game and spruce it up for the next year, because the bare bones of the entire thing is already there. I say this with the utmost respect to those very creators. In the eyes of the fans of these sports games, they want in new installments what the older versions of the games didn’t have. In the case of NBA video games, some people want their Live back. If you can remember, the last authentic simulation basketball game to enter the video game market from EA Sports was NBA Live 2010, featuring Dwight Howard on the cover of the game. Fans were given hopes of a revamp of the series in the console-fail-but-mobile-success NBA Elite 11. The name was a pitch made by EA Sports to show how the game was being completely redone – most notably the change in analog stick dribbling, something EA hoped would change the way the game was played.