2K has just announced NBA 2KVR Experience, the first virtual reality basketball game immersing players in a new, entertaining NBA environment filled with the sights and sounds of fun mini-games and challenges. The new experience is available tomorrow, November 22, on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR. Check out the trailer here and the Trophy List, which was revealed over the weekend.
NBA 2KVR Experience transports players to the Indiana Pacers’ stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where they’ll join NBA 2K17 cover athlete and All-Star Paul George in a series of amusing mini-games like three-point shootout and the buzzer beater countdown. Gamers will earn Gatorade fuel boosts and climb to the top of the leaderboards to show off their dominance on the virtual court.
Read the full press release below.
First virtual reality NBA game lets fans test their hoops skills and drain impossible shots
2K today announced NBA® 2KVR Experience, the first virtual reality basketball game immersing players in a new, entertaining NBA environment filled with the sights and sounds of fun mini-games and challenges. Available beginning on November 22 on PlayStation®VR, HTC Vive™, and Samsung Gear VR, the new experience continues the dominance of the NBA 2K series.
“Our team consistently looks for new ways to deliver unique, fun experiences for the gamer,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “NBA 2KVR will give fans even more access to our franchise and test new skills across entertaining VR challenges.”
In the NBA 2KVR Experience, players will join NBA 2K17 cover athlete and All-Star Paul George, as they step onto the court at the Indiana Pacers’ stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Paul George will also provide commentary and guide the player by offering tips to help improve their skills in mini-games, which include three-point shootout, a speed and accuracy skills challenge and the buzzer beater countdown. Players can earn a variety of Gatorade fuel boosts that will aide their shooting acumen, speed, recovery and more to help reach the top of the leaderboards.
“As a lifelong fan of NBA 2K, it’s exciting to see them take the leap into VR, and even more exciting that it’ll be on my home court,” said Paul George, cover star of NBA 2K17. “I can’t wait for fans to dominate on the virtual court with virtual help from Gatorade.”
NBA 2KVR Experience is rated E-10+* by the ESRB, and launches November 22, 2016 for $14.99 on the HTC Vive™ and PlayStation®VR, Samsung Gear VR, and will be available for Oculus Rift worldwide.