10:59 AM - August 24, 2016 by Steve_OS
Mentioned back in June, it is now official. Fans of NBA 2K17 on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be able to scan their faces into the game with the upcoming mobile companion app, MyNBA2K17. Scheduled to arrive on September 8, the app also includes the collectible NBA 2K themed card game, MyTEAM Mobile, which allows players to collect their favorite NBA player cards and legends to challenge other competitors across the world in quick games, season tournaments, and weekly special events including Rivals Clash and Road to the Championship.
No official word for PC users, but we will update this post if we hear more. You can read the full press release below.
UPDATE: We received confirmation that the face scan app is exclusive to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users, no support for PC users.
NBA 2K Announces 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns as MyNBA2K17 App Icon Cover Athlete
2K today revealed that 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year and Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns will appear as the app icon cover athlete for MyNBA2K17, the new mobile companion application to NBA 2K17 set to launch on September 8, 2016. Available for free in the App Store for iOS and on Google Play for Android, MyNBA2K17 directly connects players to the console version of NBA 2K17, with a variety of features that enhance the game experience including the debut of all-new facial simulation technology, enabling fans to bring their visual appearance to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of NBA 2K17 through their mobile device. MyNBA2K17 also includes the collectible NBA 2K themed card game, MyTEAM Mobile, which allows players to collect their favorite NBA player cards and legends to challenge other competitors across the world in quick games, season tournaments, and weekly special events including Rivals Clash and Road to the Championship.
Additional features include:
• Ability to earn Virtual Currency daily for NBA 2K17
• Pick and win mini-games leveraging live NBA game stats
• Shop for console items while on-the-go from an expanded MyPLAYER Store
• Buy and sell cards on the Auction House
• Watch 2KTV anytime on your mobile device
“I’ve been a dedicated NBA 2K fan since I was young, and being selected as the face of MyNBA2K17 is an incredible milestone this early in my career,” said Karl-Anthony Towns, who was also selected to the All-NBA Rookie First Team, as a result of stellar play during his first year with the Timberwolves. “Playing MyNBA2K and NBA2K is an essential part of my offseason and keeps me grounded during the season with all my travel. I love that I will have the opportunity to connect further with my fans through MyNBA2K17.”
The new app will be available for free in the App Store for iOS and on Google Play for Android with the opportunity for additional in-game purchases on September 8, 2016.