NCAA Basketball 10 is a basketball video game developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports. It was released November 17, 2009 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Former University of Oklahoma and current Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is featured on the cover.
On February 10, 2010 EA officially announced that all future NCAA Basketball projects would be put on indefinite hold and that there were no plans for releasing a new title in 2010. This year, the game was not released on the PS2.
A demo was released to the Xbox 360 marketplace on November 5, 2009. It features North Carolina and Duke in one five minute half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. On November 19, 2009, a demo was released on the PlayStation Network for the PS3.
- Play in the Spotlight - New authentic broadcasting presentations of ESPN and CBS Sports, featuring announcing crews of Dick Vitale, Brad Nessler, and Erin Andrews for ESPN, and Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery for CBS Sports.
- New Motion Offenses - Users are now able to choose from multiple offenses that include the Dribble Drive, Princeton, Flex and more.
- Home Court Advantage - The game features the 20 Toughest Places to Play as voted by the fans.
- New Dynamic Updates - Real-life RPI ratings and stats from every Division I school are imported into the game every week.
- Gameplay and Visual Enhancements - The game features more than 100 improvements including player movement, rebounding, off-ball collisions, alley-oops, size-ups, and more.
- Deeper In-Game Strategy - Improved Coach Feedback System and Team Tempo Control enables users to execute their gameplan to perfection.
- Dynasty Mode Enhancement, deeper Dynasty
The game includes 325 of the 347 schools in NCAA Division I. Eight Programs that are fully classified as D-I were left out as well as 13 transitional programs. Division II Chaminade is playable in the included Maui Invitational Tournament.
EA intended to release the game with the same 64 historical teams that were included in NCAA Basketball 09, but due to issues brought about by a lawsuit filed by former UCLA player Ed O'Bannon, they were removed from the game prior to release.
The game received mostly positive reviews from game critics and gamers alike.
- ↑ Release Date Info
- ↑ EA officially benches NCAA Basketball. thesportsgamer.com. TheSportsGamer.com (2010-2-10). Retrieved on 2009-2-11
- ↑ NCAA Basketball 10 demo tips-off. thesportsgamer.com. TheSportsGamer.com (2009-11-05). Retrieved on 2009-11-05
- ↑ EA Modifies NCAA Basketball 10 Demo Availability. Retrieved on 2009-11-08
- ↑ NCAA Basketball 10 early impressions. thesportsgamer.com. TheSportsGamer.com (2009-11-19). Retrieved on 2009-11-19
- ↑ Digging deeper into the NCAA Basketball 10 rosters. thesportsgamer.com. TheSportsGamer.com (2009-11-19). Retrieved on 2009-11-19