EA have confirmed that a high definition version of the Wii’s NBA Jam will indeed be available on both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Hurrah!
EA have also confirmed that these hi-def versions will only be available through a download code supplied with new copies of NBA Elite 11. Wait… what?
To clarify, EA Sports’ Jordan Edelstein had this to say to ESPN:
… for the PS3 and 360, we want people to try ‘Elite’. We feel like ‘NBA Elite 11’ is a great product and we want people to give it a chance and see all the changes we’re making.
So as a way to say thanks to these people, we are going to let them experience ‘Jam’. It’s not the full product, but it’s a good portion of it.
So EA finally release essentially a demo version of a game that people do want tied in with a game that people don’t want.
Thanks, EA. Thanks a whole bunch.