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NBA 2K20 Screenshot - LeBron James & Anthony Davis

Check out the new NBA 2K20 screenshot, featuring LeBron James and new Los Angeles Laker, Anthony Davis.

NBA 2K20 will be available worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC platforms on September 6. NBA 2K20 will also be available on Google Stadia, when it launches later this year.

Anthony Davis has been named the cover athlete for the NBA 2K20 Standard and Deluxe Editions. Dwyane Wade has been named the cover athlete for the NBA 2K20 Legend Edition.

NBA 2K20 will feature the WNBA. While the trailer, released earlier today, didn’t show anything specific, it’s clear to see the WNBA will be included in the game this year.

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  1. RyanLaFalce
    The graphics are fine, it’s the gameplay that needs work.
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    Agreed. Not saying it’s a bad thing that it looks exactly like 2k19, just an observation. But also agreed that the gameplay needs a lot of work.
    Looks pretty good. Didn't expect much of a graphics overhaul anyway. Also looks like they made AD's hair a bit shorter which is cool to see that they pay attention to little details like that sometimes. One thing I do have a gripe about though is AD's t-shirt sleeve length. Should be shorter, which I think would make his shoulders look more broad since he has such a unique body type.
    Schnoodle321
    If it’s obviously going to be a glorified roster update for graphics, at least get the cover guys under shirt sleeves the correct length

    Nah I lost hope with 2K making cover athletes consistently look spot on. Giannas was the first one that actually looked great but with 2K18, Kyrie just looked weird.
    2K19, LBJ didn't get his new face scan in until mid year. 2K20 they won't change much with AD because his face scan looks really great but his undershirt is just an eyesore.
    AD do us a favor and please stop wearing undershirt IRL so he can actually look more spot on in game
    You won't see a real graphics jump until 2k on next gen. The most that will happen is they fix some face models to look a bit better, update hair, ect. But this is as good as it gets until next gen.
    WarMMA
    You won't see a real graphics jump until 2k on next gen. The most that will happen is they fix some face models to look a bit better, update hair, ect. But this is as good as it gets until next gen.

    Agreed. This generation graphics has peaked. Unless they are going to work on lighting, I wouldn't expect anything "better" 2k20 and 2k21(current gen) in terms of graphics. At most we will see updated face scans and maybe changes to body types.
    My hope for next 2 iterations before next gen is that they continue to work on gameplay. If they can work on making gameplay more responsive and user control, I would be good.
    illwill10
    Agreed. This generation graphics has peaked. Unless they are going to work on lighting, I wouldn't expect anything "better" 2k20 and 2k21(current gen) in terms of graphics. At most we will see updated face scans and maybe changes to body types.
    My hope for next 2 iterations before next gen is that they continue to work on gameplay. If they can work on making gameplay more responsive and user control, I would be good.

    I still think there is room for improvement graphically I just think this is 2k taking the year off to concentrate on next gen next year for 2k21. The thing that annoys me most is they expect you to pre order and will talk it up as though it’s this totally new game which clearly it isn’t.
    Lighting looks like it could be improved but otherwise much of the same..
    And, it just had to be an above the waist shot so we can still debate whether lower bodies have been fixed..!
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    graphic look fine to me.. gameplay need improve more better in 2k20. i don't want to skip 2k20 to play 2k21 on PS5 next year in November 2020. i want play 2k20 for My GM/League mode for more fun while playing. i don't want to keep playing 2k19 but i know there is roster update to add Zion, Barrett and other rookies that doesn't have scanned their face and body too.* 2k19's gameplay need some work but hopefully 2k20 add few new features add to gameplay like off the ball system, Ball tangibility and defense improvements
    Looking at games like Battlefield 5 and Star Wars Battlefront, which both have some of the best graphics i’ve ever seen, I think they could still improve in the graphics department.
    Players still look a little cartoonish in 2k, imo
    Graphics basically been copy and paste for the past 3 years so thats no surprise so hopefully gameplay and the feel and control of the game got an overhaul, but who knows when the next gen consoles are so close to being released but last gens 2k14 was great gameplay wise so hopefully these last couple installments gameplay is on point.
    VAWereWolf65
    Looking at games like Battlefield 5 and Star Wars Battlefront, which both have some of the best graphics i’ve ever seen, I think they could still improve in the graphics department.
    Players still look a little cartoonish in 2k, imo

    I agree.
    When I say peaked for 2k, I say under their current graphics engine that this feels like the most they will commit to graphics.
    Those two are EA games. Besides Live, EAs Frostbite engine has produced great graphics. 2ksports has had cartoonish graphixs for their games. Hopefully next gen, they go for realistic graphics
    VAWereWolf65

    Players still look a little cartoonish in 2k, imo

    It all starts with the Play-Doh skin textures and the goofy facial expressions.
    Two things they actually had nailed in 2k14.
    KobeDropped81
    It all starts with the Play-Doh skin textures and the goofy facial expressions.
    Two things they actually had nailed in 2k14.

    The goofy facial expressions were arguably the worst on 2K14
    I see Puma has an in-game ad. Now with them being partnered with the NBA, it should be available to be used for shoes when player editing. Hopefully, you can choose them for your shoe endorsement too.
    I wouldn't expect anything major this year or next year as far as current gen. With new consoles on the horizon, I expect them to start heavily focusing on next gen starting this year. For me there wasn't a noticeable jump from 18 to 19. So for 20, I can see them adding small new features or bringing back old features just it doesn't feel like small changes last few years. So I expect new My Career story, neighborhood affiliations, and minor changes to MyTeam, MyLeague, MyGm.
    So for graphics, I wouldn't expect any changes next two years because of next gen consoles coming out late next year. Even with Lighting, I don't see them committing to graphics or lighting now when they next gen will most likely see major changes. I'm content with graphics. I'm more concern about gameplay and depth for the last two current gen games. But the one thing I will keep my eye on is body types. 2k hasn't done a good job with muscular body types. The muscle definition is always off. The buff players usually look to lean instead of stocky. Especially when you see the Shaq builds on classic teams. He looks to lean compared to real life. I say all that because of Zion Williamson. Not only are people going to want accurate face scan, they are going to want accurate body type. He looked really heavy and stocky in Summer League. But if knowing how 2k has done it this gen, we are going to see a Lean Muscular build for Zion
    BA2929
    Ahhhh, the yearly screenshot nitpicking on OS has begun. A tradition unlike any other.

    I mean what else are we supposed to do man? Screenshots obviously only show off graphics so what else are we supposed to say about it?
    2K14 graphics are so overrated IMO, only like 20-25 players had good scans, everyone had the same body, and when players opened their mouth it looked like an empty abyss. Shoes looked horrible. Had the worst create a player in 2K history. It’s ridiculously overhyped
    The game modes were so bare compared to now, it’s like they said “let’s just go all out the graphics, screw everything else.”
    MackZillaTV
    2K14 graphics are so overrated IMO, only like 20-25 players had good scans, everyone had the same body, and when players opened their mouth it looked like an empty abyss. Shoes looked horrible. Had the worst create a player in 2K history. It’s ridiculously overhyped
    The game modes were so bare compared to now, it’s like they said “let’s just go all out the graphics, screw everything else.”

    The comparison has more so to do with player skin textures or the way the lighting reflects off of the player models. Pretty much everything else has seen a massive improvement from accurate face scans to more realistic body types.
    Since the launch on current gen systems the game has had more of a cartoonish look and feel to it.. We accept it and most look past it because the game animates beautifully while being driven by an ultra deep basketball AI.
    Hopefully they will have a new movement/physics system ready for launch with the next gen consoles.
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    Hustle Westbrook
    Best part about 2K21 is we won't have to hear about 2K14 graphics anymore.

    There will be a certain percentage of folks who will talk about 2K14 as the pinnacle even during the next gen. Guaranteed.
    jfsolo
    There will be a certain percentage of folks who will talk about 2K14 as the pinnacle even during the next gen. Guaranteed.

    You think so? I mean if next gen consoles are as powerful as said to be, next gen 2k should be leaps ahead of 2k14 in terms of graphics. Better lighting, better player models, better everything i'd assume. After all, it was really only 2k14's lighting and textures that put it ahead of the current 2k's. Current 2k's still have better player models.
    I hate to be that guy that every year has to point out how the PC Version always gets it's right!
    And how some people see what I'm seeing with the cartoon look of 2k20, 2k19, 2k18. Action figure skin textures.
    PC fixes this every year with a simple texture pack. And the faces in 2k19 on PC still look 100x better than those 2k20 images.
    Simple roster updates until release of 2k22 on Xbox Scarlett and PS5.
    Here are two images from 2k19 PC in comparison to the 2k20 images!
    I don’t know what people expect as far as a graphics jump at this point. I think it looks pretty good.
    Every year people complain about the game being “copy and paste” and then when the game drops people complain about how they can’t adjust to the new gameplay. Every 2k plays different somehow or another. Obviously I don’t know jack about what 2k20 will have in store but history tells us it should play different anyway and I always look forward to the challenge
    Bruh. No one is expecting a major graphical jump at this point. It's the little things we want to see refined and fixed. I don't see what the big deal is. When gameplay comes out, you guys will do the same exact thing; Point out what you like and don't like and comment on what you want to see fixed before the game comes out. Again, it's a screenshot showing off graphics. What else is there to comment about? And sure, gameplay is what makes the game, but what the hell does it matter that a tiny percentage of us focus on the art side? Keep calling it nitpicking or whatever, but we want the game to be as good and polished as it can be; just like the rest of you. Enough of the back and forth and shade being thrown every year. Let's just come together and work on pushing 2K to be as great as possible.
    MackZillaTV
    2K14 graphics are so overrated IMO, only like 20-25 players had good scans, everyone had the same body, and when players opened their mouth it looked like an empty abyss. Shoes looked horrible. Had the worst create a player in 2K history. It’s ridiculously overhyped
    The game modes were so bare compared to now, it’s like they said “let’s just go all out the graphics, screw everything else.”

    Co-sign this. Skin textures and lighting were certainly it's strong points though.
    Bolt957
    I see Puma has an in-game ad. Now with them being partnered with the NBA, it should be available to be used for shoes when player editing. Hopefully, you can choose them for your shoe endorsement too.
    I caught that, too. I hope they have a lot more of a selection from Puma in 2K20.
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    Mortiis
    2k21......

    It really all depends when both Sony & Microsoft announce release dates for new consoles.
    If it's Christmas 2020 (which makes the most sense) we have a good shot at VC re-releasing 2K21 around that time. Otherwise, we'll be waiting for 2K22.
    I'd rather have them finally give us a true TV style presentation with  real stat screens through your season, and match up comparisons before games of big stars and really hype up big games in the season. That's truly what is missing with 2k the last several years.  /They were really getting close with the music, atmosphere and the retro filters in 2k12, and then it was just abandoned in 2k13.
    I definitely think they are releasing 2k21 for next gen next year. They are both slated to release around holiday 2020. So going off current gen, I'm seeing late November release for consoles. I expect to see the major titles to get a remaster for the consoles release. Like current gen, the consoles are going to need a good collection of games at release. So you usually most major titles within a year of console release see a remaster.
    But with both consoles preaching backwards combatibiloty, you can see developers just allowing there to be a patch for current gen game so that it updates game for next gen hardware
    Schnoodle321
    2k21 will have its own next gen title exactly like 2k14. Which is why this year is more or less an off year for 2k

    It's been a couple off years, honestly.
    It appears that VC maxed out their previous game-engine with 2K16-2K17.
    They made a last ditch effort integrating the game-engine (which have had negative consequences for gameplay) we've had now for the past two years to give 2K a fresh face, but the Nile is already beginning to run dry.
    Simply put, 2K has peaked graphically, but it will compensate with additional features like "The Neighborhood", "MyTeam", etc.
    I wonder if 2k's screenshot is from PC or console? Lighting and skin textures are really the weakest parts of 2k graphically. If they can remedy those things that would go a long way to improving the game graphically. Mods on PC easily fix those things though..
    I'm more curious how the courts lighting has improved. Reflections and what not...kinda like how Live has it. I forget who posted it but they had comparison pics from 2k vs real life courts and the colors for 2k are WAY off.
    NINJAK2
    I wonder if 2k's screenshot is from PC or console? Lighting and skin textures are really the weakest parts of 2k graphically. If they can remedy those things that would go a long way to improving the game graphically. Mods on PC easily fix those things though..

    That's definitely not PC. Console lighting all the way.
    For me, graphics have never been bad, Aside from the lazy face scans of most of the legends and Jordan still never going back to as good as he looked in 2k11. But it still astounds me how face scans can actually go backwards over "nearly" a decade time frame. In the end, graphics are fine, never really complained much, gameplay is what makes this game tick, not graphics. 16 didn't look as good as some of the others, but I still feel it's the best playing game this gen.
    GisherJohn24
    ...16 didn't look as good as some of the others, but I still feel it's the best playing game this gen.

    To me, 17 is the worst. They had yellow filter on every player, skinny *** body type, and the texture quality is just not on par with current gen. Also, the jump from 17 to 18 is actually really good. They fixed the jerseys and its physics. The bodies is also nice compare to 17 although still not good enough. Players actually have shoulders in 18 rather than slopped shoulders on 16 and 17.
    Jordanxyrho
    To me, 17 is the worst. They had yellow filter on every player, skinny *** body type, and the texture quality is just not on par with current gen. Also, the jump from 17 to 18 is actually really good. They fixed the jerseys and its physics. The bodies is also nice compare to 17 although still not good enough. Players actually have shoulders in 18 rather than slopped shoulders on 16 and 17.

    I hated 2K17. Especially the art.
    Jordanxyrho
    To me, 17 is the worst. They had yellow filter on every player, skinny *** body type, and the texture quality is just not on par with current gen. Also, the jump from 17 to 18 is actually really good. They fixed the jerseys and its physics. The bodies is also nice compare to 17 although still not good enough. Players actually have shoulders in 18 rather than slopped shoulders on 16 and 17.

    What bothers me is the crappy claymation skin-textures they keep using every single year!
    Our PC Community has added real skin-textures each year to show how to make the game look more realistic and 2K doesn't even take the hint.
    Here is the latest improvements to Skin-Textures on PC, that should be default in 2k20 no excuses.
    GisherJohn24
    I'd rather have them finally give us a true TV style presentation with* real stat screens through your season, and match up comparisons before games of big stars and really hype up big games in the season. That's truly what is missing with 2k the last several years.* /They were really getting close with the music, atmosphere and the retro filters in 2k12, and then it was just abandoned in 2k13.

    yeah...lack of stats is really disappointing...
    and ps5 should be out next summer....
    illwill10
    I agree.
    When I say peaked for 2k, I say under their current graphics engine that this feels like the most they will commit to graphics.
    Those two are EA games. Besides Live, EAs Frostbite engine has produced great graphics. 2ksports has had cartoonish graphixs for their games. Hopefully next gen, they go for realistic graphics

    I’ve been saying this for a while about 2k. Like the graphics look good but look a little cartoonish compared to other games that use actual people and their face scans in game. Also, to me I’ve always felt like 2k especially my career is just a parody of the nba in a sense, that’s why as each game that drops I lose interest super fast and end up just sticking with my league. Like even in my league another sign of parody is the NBA injury reports lol.. itll say something stupid like LeBron James (took the wrong flight and ended up in Canada) will not play tonight against the grizzlies. Like it’s not a big deal but things like that kinda takes me away from the game. One of the most likeable things about NBA live that I don’t think that people notice is the realism. There aren’t any jokes or any type of parodies in the game at all. It feels what an actual NBA players career should feel like, unlike my career where they just force unrealistic cutscenes on us. The prelude was dope bc it felt real, but afterwards all the cutscenes were so forced and just had parody written all over them, especially the Ben Simmons one lol omg.
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    Behindshadows
    What bothers me is the crappy claymation skin-textures they keep using every single year!
    Our PC Community has added real skin-textures each year to show how to make the game look more realistic and 2K doesn't even take the hint.
    Here is the latest improvements to Skin-Textures on PC, that should be default in 2k20 no excuses.

    This honestly looks horrible...
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