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NBA 2K20 Demo Releases on August 21 at 8:00 AM PT, Here Are Some Details

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NBA 2K20 Demo Releases on August 21 at 8:00 AM PT, Here Are Some Details

The NBA 2K20 demo is scheduled to release on August 21 at 12:01 AM PT 8:00 AM PT.

UPDATE: (8-17) Starting on August 21st at 8:00 AM PT, you can get an early start on your MyCAREER while testing out the new MyPLAYER builder and hitting the court two weeks ahead of the game’s launch by downloading the NBA 2K20 Demo. In the NBA 2K20 Demo, you can try out multiple MyPLAYER configurations to create the player that best fits your play-style, which will be carried over to NBA 2K20 at launch on September 6th. The NBA 2K20 Demo will be available exclusively on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

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  1. Probably gonna pass on this. I tried SO hard to get into my player last year. Got my player up to an 87 overall, but clothing, shoes, etc. it’s just so.... boring. Nothing about the park or Rec center is fun. The gameplay against the AI is entirely too easy and cheesy.
    First time giving it a real chance and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. More power to you my player guys, though!
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    Gosens6
    Probably gonna pass on this. I tried SO hard to get into my player last year. Got my player up to an 87 overall, but clothing, shoes, etc. it’s just so.... boring. Nothing about the park or Rec center is fun. The gameplay against the AI is entirely too easy and cheesy.
    First time giving it a real chance and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. More power to you my player guys, though!
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    try play all star or hall of fame difficulty if you want good challenge against AI
    I’m assuming same thing as the past few years......
    Scan your face, begin to make your player, play the first hour or so of my career.......and also the practice tutorial......
    Am I missing something ?
    Mintsa
    I’m assuming same thing as the past few years......
    Scan your face, begin to make your player, play the first hour or so of my career.......and also the practice tutorial......
    Am I missing something ?

    i think so but this demo may change little different
    Mintsa
    I’m assuming same thing as the past few years......
    Scan your face, begin to make your player, play the first hour or so of my career.......and also the practice tutorial......
    Am I missing something ?

    Seems like the big difference is you can start over now instead of creating a bunch of different profiles to work around that issue.
    They're also saying the MyPlayer Builder is new so -shrugs- we'll see with that.
    Mintsa
    I’m assuming same thing as the past few years......
    Scan your face, begin to make your player, play the first hour or so of my career.......and also the practice tutorial......
    Am I missing something ?
    Pretty much unless they decide to switch things up and go back to old school finals match up.
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    I'd love if we could ever return to the demos where you can take 2 current nba teams with their players and go head to head 5vs5 like a regular season/playoff game. Have no interest in creating players, playing street ball, or any of that. That would give me a much better idea if a new version is worth purchasing or not.
    would love it if we get to actually play with NBA teams in the demo that is not 2ku and it's horrible pace of narrator interruptions and intrusions, but who am I kidding mein.... gone are the days an NBA game is actually Focused on .....well the NBA teams section
    the MyPlayer and park has taken over a game about NBA basketball, for the first time i tried seriously playing MYplayer in NBA2k19 ....I only got about 2hrs in total and never returned, so am just admitting that those modes are just not for me....
    michaelhawj
    i am still waiting for info on My GM/League on this game

    Ronnie announced on his stream yesterday that we'd be getting the first mode info next week. Said it'd be similar to last year which probably means it's the MyLeague/MyGM blog.
    CaVsFaN2273
    Ronnie announced on his stream yesterday that we'd be getting the first mode info next week. Said it'd be similar to last year which probably means it's the MyLeague/MyGM blog.

    thank man. can't wait to read blog on My League/My GM next week.. Gameplay blog coming out later before Demo drop on August 21 ?
    So you're saying on August 21st we can finally play with our 55 overall high school phenom with 25 speed?
    Dude. I'm going to score 70 points on those high school scrubs, on 200 shots. If my player can make it up the court without getting a 10 seconds called on me or the shot clock expiring.
    I mean, we've got to keep it realistic. Speed isn't an ability we are given. We can increase our speed from 25 to 99 through hard work... Or lots of money. Just look at Tom Brady run the .40. Incredible. I hope my 2k high school phenom is as fast as Tom Brady.
    Only way I'll play 2K20 if I get it for free just like I got 2K19 for free. No way will I pay 2K a cent with their predatory VC system. A 60 ovr starting is laughable.
    zrohman
    So you're saying on August 21st we can finally play with our 55 overall high school phenom with 25 speed?
    Dude. I'm going to score 70 points on those high school scrubs, on 200 shots. If my player can make it up the court without getting a 10 seconds called on me or the shot clock expiring.
    I mean, we've got to keep it realistic. Speed isn't an ability we are given. We can increase our speed from 25 to 99 through hard work... Or lots of money. Just look at Tom Brady run the .40. Incredible. I hope my 2k high school phenom is as fast as Tom Brady.

    FWIW, LD2K seemed to be hinting on Twitter that we'll be able to test players out at high overalls in the prelude. Someone asked him why we can't at least get like an 85 overall player for the prelude to see what the builds really play like and he hinted that you can go even higher than an 85.
    https://twitter.com/LD2K/status/1154454384236888065
    Yeah...THAT Guy
    FWIW, LD2K seemed to be hinting on Twitter that we'll be able to test players out at high overalls in the prelude. Someone asked him why we can't at least get like an 85 overall player for the prelude to see what the builds really play like and he hinted that you can go even higher than an 85.
    https://twitter.com/LD2K/status/1154454384236888065

    That'd be nice. Also, interesting that we're getting two weeks with the demo before release. Wonder what that entails.
    I feel that since the demo will release on 8/21 that can set up a timeline for Info. I think it can be the following
    -MyLeague/GM info next Thursday or Friday(8/2).
    -Gameplay (8/9).
    -MyCareer(8/16)
    -Prelude/Demo(8/21)
    -Park/Pro-Am/Neighborhood trailer (8/30).
    Why do they call it NBA 2k20 demo?
    Is it not a My Career/My Player demo?
    Will I be able to play with NBA teams this time?
    I am tired of this... I am interested in the NBA and not that VC oriented neighbourhood...
    michaelhawj
    i am still waiting for info on My GM/League on this game

    Seems like for the past two years, that Eric Boenicsh guy has released a blog about MyLeague on exactly August 2nd, for some reason. The year before that, looks like it came out July 27. So within the week I would bet we'll get something.
    For me, it's as simple as this: the only thing I care about is MyLeague. If they fix the broken-*** draft classes from last year, I'll buy the game Day 1. If they don't fix the draft classes, and rooks still come in with random years pro / ineligible for the ROTY and all that, I'll pass and just keep rocking 2k19.
    Its interesting that its called demo instead of prelude. I guess they're keeping the story stuff under wraps until the full release.
    I saw Ipodkingcarters video and I hope 2K does what he recommended. I think it would be smart for 2K to let players pick different builds and max them out to like an 85 and play online to get a feel of how they like it. Then, once the full game drops you start back off at a 65 or whatever and grind or pay your way up. At least that way you have an idea of how that build plays online before investing in it.
    Also, 2K could get a quick look and gather feedback on what builds are OP or ineffective.
    I'm not into the online stuff and if theres no story I at least hope they include a finals rematch or something.
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    I have a feeling that when you start a new MyCareer file, you're going to be able to have multiple MyPlayers per file or something to that extent.
    For example I think the demo is still going to be one MyCareer but in that MyCareer save file you can have maybe 4 or 5 different builds. Idk just a thought.
    Junior Moe
    Its interesting that its called demo instead of prelude. I guess they're keeping the story stuff under wraps until the full release.
    I saw Ipodkingcarters video and I hope 2K does what he recommended. I think it would be smart for 2K to let players pick different builds and max them out to like an 85 and play online to get a feel of how they like it. Then, once the full game drops you start back off at a 65 or whatever and grind or pay your way up. At least that way you have an idea of how that build plays online before investing in it.
    Also, 2K could get a quick look and gather feedback on what builds are OP or ineffective.
    I'm not into the online stuff and if theres no story I at least hope they include a finals rematch or something.
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    I agree. It would be wise for them to allow us to play as at a higher overall in the demo. Even if the progress doesn't translate to regular game, I rather know whether I feel it is worth to put time into a Player. I know there were people who spent money on the prelude just to upgrade player to 85.
    I only created 1-2 builds per year. I don't buy VC. So once I put so much time into a build, I get to the point of no return. In 2k18, I tried some thing different and didn't like the build once I got past 85. But once I got to that point, I didn't want to start all over again. I don't have ample time to play games. So I want to be sure of build before I invest time
    I wish that MyCareer started out like a Metroid game where Samus Aran has all of her powers in the intro level and then loses everything a few minutes into the story.
    Just let us play with our maxed out MyPlayer (all badges and ratings unlocked) for like 5 games so we can decide whether or not we like the build then have our character go down with a severe injury that takes away all of our badges and ratings and makes us start over at like a 70 overall.
    jyoung
    I wish that MyCareer started out like a Metroid game where Samus Aran has all of her powers in the intro level and then loses everything a few minutes into the story.
    Just let us play with our maxed out MyPlayer (all badges and ratings unlocked) for like 5 games so we can decide whether or not we like the build then have our character go down with a severe injury that takes away all of our badges and ratings and makes us start over at like a 70 overall.

    Hmmmmmm....that's a good idea actually. Gives you an additional incentive to invest in a particular MyPlayer. The only thing is that you would have to "cap" it somehow, so people don't abuse the fact they can use a maxed player for x number of games.
    Two things I want........
    1) can we use are existing face scan from 2k19....honestly, it’s time for this option.....
    2) give is one five minute quarter or 4 super short quarters of an actual NBA game (you know, for us old heads who still play that mode....lol). Some raptors/warriors please.....like the good old days).
    ksuttonjr76
    Hmmmmmm....that's a good idea actually. Gives you an additional incentive to invest in a particular MyPlayer. The only thing is that you would have to "cap" it somehow, so people don't abuse the fact they can use a maxed player for x number of games.

    Easy. No park, no ProAm/Rec.
    cthurt
    Silly me to think a 2k demo would include some actual NBA teams to play with lol.

    Pretty sure almost all 2k demos in recent history have been exactly what this years is. So yea, silly you I guess for expecting more than what we've been getting the last half decade.
    Guard-ian
    Why do they call it NBA 2k20 demo?
    Is it not a My Career/My Player demo?
    Will I be able to play with NBA teams this time?
    I am tired of this... I am interested in the NBA and not that VC oriented neighbourhood...

    AMEN. 100 % agreed
    Mintsa
    Two things I want........
    1) can we use are existing face scan from 2k19....honestly, it’s time for this option.....
    2) give is one five minute quarter or 4 super short quarters of an actual NBA game (you know, for us old heads who still play that mode....lol). Some raptors/warriors please.....like the good old days).

    they’ve been had number 1 for a couple of years now.
    Marvlus91
    they’ve been had number 1 for a couple of years now.

    Huh ???
    Since when?
    I’ve never seen that option before. I keep doing my face scan ?
    Mintsa
    Huh ???
    Since when?
    I’ve never seen that option before. I keep doing my face scan ?

    I'm pretty sure it's a new scan every year, because it's a new phone app and technology every year. I know that it's never gave me the option to keep my face scan from the previous year.
    Pass for me. Happy to continue playing NBA 2K19. I just don't see much of an upgrade to the game in NBA 2K20 to fork over $79.99 this year. Save your money people!
    The Gym Reaper
    No news on when the companion app goes live Steve?
    Has to be no later than Monday, right?

    No official word yet, but usually a couple of days before the demo.
    I know last year the MyNBA2k app was released on 8/30. I didn't care for MyNBA2k19 because it was the same as previous year and I didn't care for that one either. Mainly because they severely reduced the amount of VC you can get after My NBA2k17. You went from getting up to 2100 VC to just 600. I miss the companion app they had on Facebook one year. Where you were in a neighborhood and could choose different mini games like a dunk contest for VC or in game bonuses.
    But I don't plan on buying 2k at release. I usually wait until the Black Friday sales. Mainly for the deal and because I rather wait until the season is already underway. So I like to farm VC with the app, so when I start playing I have VC saved up. By just spending 10 minutes a day from when app released to Black Friday sales started, I had 45K VC to start without having to spend a cent on VC.
    Peter_OS
    Pass for me. Happy to continue playing NBA 2K19. I just don't see much of an upgrade to the game in NBA 2K20 to fork over $79.99 this year. Save your money people!

    Save YOUR money my g.. some ppl appreciate the new work that has been put in just off the previews.
    NBA 2K20 release Party ppl!!
    Ronoko
    I'd love if we could ever return to the demos where you can take 2 current nba teams with their players and go head to head 5vs5 like a regular season/playoff game. Have no interest in creating players, playing street ball, or any of that. That would give me a much better idea if a new version is worth purchasing or not.

    Man I miss those days. Now it's all about my players smh.
    I like MyCareer and creating my MyPlayer and I definitely think it should be part of the demo, but to not let us test full NBA gameplay STILL, is kind of ridiculous imo...
    So no word on if we will be able to test the NBA (yes this is still NBA 2k, right?) 5 vs 5 gameplay in a NBA atmosphere and not that training facility plagued with those banners which stops the action all the time.... :-(
    Peter_OS
    Pass for me. Happy to continue playing NBA 2K19. I just don't see much of an upgrade to the game in NBA 2K20 to fork over $79.99 this year. Save your money people!

    I see enough of an upgrade to fork over $59.99
    Second time I’m saying this......
    I really hope when I get the demo and turn it on it says......
    “We found a facescan from last year, would you like to use it again ?”
    I then click yes and avoid the whole face scan process, which was cool
    And fun like 3 years ago but now is just a chore.......
    Idk why 2k wanna do the most with this MyPlayer thing. I've been playing 2k since 2k7 & never wanted or had interest to play MyPlayer. The demo is for previous gamers & newcomers to test out the product, so given that, it's not a guaranteed purchase when it releases. At least give us the opportunity to play with the current teams.
    I dont get why they will not include 1 quarter of the last season NBA Finals like in the old days, or at least 2KU without the stoppage to "give tips"
    Mintsa
    Second time I’m saying this......
    I really hope when I get the demo and turn it on it says......
    “We found a facescan from last year, would you like to use it again ?”
    I then click yes and avoid the whole face scan process, which was cool
    And fun like 3 years ago but now is just a chore.......

    I wish the facescan app would let you see your actual scan (rather than pictures) too before you agree to upload.
    hesko
    I wish the facescan app would let you see your actual scan (rather than pictures) too before you agree to upload.

    Definitely agree on that. So many times I wasted a decent scan because I wanted to see if I could get a better one.
    But yeah I rather use last year's version if no changes were made to scans
    youngfaze01
    Idk why 2k wanna do the most with this MyPlayer thing. I've been playing 2k since 2k7 & never wanted or had interest to play MyPlayer. The demo is for previous gamers & newcomers to test out the product, so given that, it's not a guaranteed purchase when it releases. At least give us the opportunity to play with the current teams.

    That's the most popular mode and the mode where they suck the most VC out of everyone
    Myplayer sucks. The real basketball only in myleague absolutely. The *****player who play myplayer mode loves to have Marjanovic who made crossover like Kyrie Irving
    teknofilo
    Myplayer sucks. The real basketball only in myleague absolutely. The *****player who play myplayer mode loves to have Marjanovic who made crossover like Kyrie Irving

    Looks like it's that time of year for me to bow out of OS for a few months if this is what's going to be allowed on the forums.
    Everyone have fun at launch! MyCareer looks like it has another great story! See you in the sliders threads in October!
    teknofilo
    Myplayer sucks. The real basketball only in myleague absolutely. The *****player who play myplayer mode loves to have Marjanovic who made crossover like Kyrie Irving

    Oh brother.
    The same “real” myleague with some unrealistic rebuilds, drafts, and signings ?
    Let the people enjoy their MyCareers
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    Yeah... there are many ways to enjoy NBA 2k and all of them are legit... diversity is great...
    I respect all game modes, even MyTeam (lol) even though the only thing I am interested in is real NBA and 5vs5 gameplay... but I only buy 3 games per year (Xone, Ps4 and PC) so only with my money it would not be possible to mantain this amazing team improving the gameplay every year... I guess...
    I am glad that we have this monster of a game even though I am mostly interested in MLO but, you know... if we could only enjoy a little bit of NBA 5vs5 gameplay in the demo (without those continuous coitus interruptus advices... lol) that would be amazing also...
    Please 2k.... think also on those old school simheads who doesnt give a damn about my career... or at least, dont call it NBA2K 20 demo... Prelude was ok..... ;-)
    Leak page is reporting the D'Angelo Russell is cover star for the My NBA2k20 app.
    No release date. But has to come very soon. Might come on next 2 days before Demo
    A few things lead me to believe that MyCareer may be separate from MyPlayer.
    1. The app isn’t out and it’s usually out by now.
    2. The player in career is an actual scan of a real person and not a create a player face. I’ve never seen that in any 2k MyCareer trailers.
    3. There was a leaked screenshot of a menu that showed separate sections(?) for MyPlayer files and MyCareer files. This could have been a fake screenshot though.
    Maybe after you finish the MyCareer story, you can edit your players face?
    So many unanswered questions still. I guess we’ll see tomorrow.
    I have to say, after the last two games, I wasn’t excited about this one. I’m no where near as hype as I have been in previous years. Maybe because I always feel let down after the hype so I’m more cautious.
    All that said, this game, the changes they’ve made to the MyPlayer creation, MyCareer, and gameplay tweaks looks better than any of the ones that I was so hype for in the past. Hopefully, since I’m not as hyped, I can enjoy this game more than I have lately.
    I give 2k and the devs a lot of heat for hyping up things that don’t work like they tell us they will and the many broken things in the game, but they definitely put in work every year.
    I just wish the team was bigger, with all the money they make, so one team could start working on the next one as soon as this one is released and one smaller team can monitor and update/patch this one when needed.
    Everything I’ve seen looks great and this may be the best acting and story in MyCareer yet.
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    awg811
    A few things lead me to believe that MyCareer may be separate from MyPlayer.
    1. The app isn’t out and it’s usually out by now.
    2. The player in career is an actual scan of a real person and not a create a player face. I’ve never seen that in any 2k MyCareer trailers.
    3. There was a leaked screenshot of a menu that showed separate sections(?) for MyPlayer files and MyCareer files. This could have been a fake screenshot though.
    Maybe after you finish the MyCareer story, you can edit your players face?
    So many unanswered questions still. I guess we’ll see tomorrow.
    I have to say, after the last two games, I wasn’t excited about this one. I’m no where near as hype as I have been in previous years. Maybe because I always feel let down after the hype so I’m more cautious.
    All that said, this game, the changes they’ve made to the MyPlayer creation, MyCareer, and gameplay tweaks looks better than any of the ones that I was so hype for in the past. Hopefully, since I’m not as hyped, I can enjoy this game more than I have lately.
    I give 2k and the devs a lot of heat for hyping up things that don’t work like they tell us they will and the many broken things in the game, but they definitely put in work every year.
    I just wish the team was bigger, with all the money they make, so one team could start working on the next one as soon as this one is released and one smaller team can monitor and update/patch this one when needed.
    Everything I’ve seen looks great and this may be the best acting and story in MyCareer yet.
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    The app usually comes out a day or 2 before the demo. This might be slightly later than usual, but unless it's not out tomorrow, I wouldn't read into it.
    NBA 2K16 was a face scan, but you're right, it hasn't been like that the past few years. Not sure if there's any particular reason why.
    I feel like MyCareer and MyPlayer had their own tabs a couple years ago too, maybe the year before the Neighborhood was introduced. You'd edit your player's appearance on the MyPlayer menu and load your career from the MyCareer menu.
    for those of you looking for the 2k20 mobile app, i had to go to mynba2k19's page
    and then click on '2k, inc'.
    Then 'All apps.' and it was there!
    Now, time to cut my hair
    Edit: This is for Google Play store
    jmaj315
    for those of you looking for the 2k20 mobile app, i had to go to mynba2k19's page
    and then click on '2k, inc'.
    Then 'All apps.' and it was there!
    Now, time to cut my hair

    Works...now the daunting task of remembering my PSN password....
    Can't login into App until you turn on Demo. Looking forward to facescan. Doubt they allow us to use last year scan.
    But pretty much the same app for past year besides skins. So besides face scan, I might not even touch app besides the 600 VC you can earn
    jmaj315
    for those of you looking for the 2k20 mobile app, i had to go to mynba2k19's page
    and then click on '2k, inc'.
    Then 'All apps.' and it was there!
    Now, time to cut my hair

    damn was excited it would work for me but flopped coz i'm on iPhone and not in the US lol
    Skip.... I tried the face scan thing a few years ago. It worked. I looked like an alien. I haven't looked in the mirror since.
    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
    Okay...Was anyone about to download the demo?
    EDIT: Hmmmmm...today is August 21st....maybe PT didn't mean Pacific Standard time....okay....I thought everyone was excited for the demo, but I guess it was only me. I'm so confused....so quiet on this thread....
    Demo is 8AM Pacific Time/Westcoast US
    We got a couple of more hours to go before then. Everyone else is either alrighty waiting on thier PS4, getting a quick nap in, or otherwise going to work.
    The thread will boom in a couple of hours with impressions.
    Ragnar53
    Demo is 8AM Pacific Time/Westcoast US
    We got a couple of more hours to go before then. Everyone else is either alrighty waiting on thier PS4, getting a quick nap in, or otherwise going to work.
    The thread will boom in a couple of hours with impressions.

    My stupid *ss...I just realized that I counted backwards with the timezones. Demo drops 10:00 AM CST...not 6:00 AM CST.
    ksuttonjr76
    My stupid *ss...I just realized that I counted backwards with the timezones. Demo drops 10:00 AM CST...not 6:00 AM CST.

    I don't get why they don't just use EST?
    XtremeDunkz
    Can I play an actual NBA game in the demo or is it just my player?
    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

    Looking like it's gonna be your player on an NBA team when testing builds. Most likely still player lock, but with being able to test multiple builds at various overalls, you should be able to get a feel for the game's mechanics.
    Still not true 5v5 hoops tho (I would imagine)
    XtremeDunkz
    Can I play an actual NBA game in the demo or is it just my player?
    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

    I saw a livestream of lakers v Clippers but not sure if it’s from the demo.
    Reason I have a lil hope in the possibility is because there was no commentary like the old gen demos. So you might get both. We’ll know in a few min
    Edit: the file is 16+GB and looking at the my career trailer #2 looks like true 5v5 might not be there. Just the nba game you play in to test your build. Which is still good because you get a hard test of mechanics
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    nuckles2k2

    Oh that’s awesome ... I’m definitely liking what I saw about the myplayer builder.
    Badge count based on rating is the biggest thing I liked.
    This year is the year the “best builds” copycats should go out of style
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports
    I can’t make play until later tonight.....
    But let me guess.....in terms that of nba gameplay.....2ku, Lakers, Clippers, annoying tutorial again......
    Downloading...this is why I liked it better released at midnight lol
    I can download and go to bed and the demo would be ready to go.
    Sent from my SM-G960U1 using Tapatalk
    Mintsa
    I can’t make play until later tonight.....
    But let me guess.....in terms that of nba gameplay.....2ku, Lakers, Clippers, annoying tutorial again......

    Based on the second MyCareer trailer, seems like when we test out our builds, it'll be in 5v5

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