‘This game will change what fans expect from sports games.’
Following last year’s extremely shiny but ultimately disappointing NBA 2K14, this year’s entry, NBA 2K15, has launched today for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. According to 2K Games, this is a big game, a seminal moment in the history of the genre that will forever change what players expect from sports games.
“NBA 2K15 is one of the most ambitious sports titles in video game history,” 2K Sports executive Greg Thomas said in a statement. “We’ve surpassed our own goals to move this franchise in new directions by pushing the boundaries of both hardware and software technologies to create a game that will change what fans can expect from sports simulations.”
Said ambitions and achievements include over 6,000 on court animations, improved physics, mechanics, AI, and interactions between and among players, the court, and the ball to more realistically translate an authentic basketball experience in a game, and a new MyCareer mode. It’s all very extensive, and sounds like a dramatic overhaul, the kind that EA gave its now massive FIFA series back in 2006 with FIFA 07.
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