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Some of the New Features Revealed For NBA 2K22

2K has shared some of the new features coming to NBA 2K22, including a few details on gameplay, Seasons, MyTEAM, the all-new City, MyCAREER and more.

ON-THE-COURT GAMEPLAY

Key on-court gameplay improvements are being implemented to give the player not only more control over how they score the ball, but also how they counter those moves on the defensive end. That’s only the beginning. More impactful gameplay changes will be introduced along with the first NBA 2K22 Gameplay Reveal trailer coming out later in August.

  • OFFENSE – Breaking down defenders off the dribble with new signature moves and combos, precision jump shooting, dunking in traffic, and pulling off alley-oops have all become more skill-based. Basketball IQ and stick skills play an even bigger role in separating top offensive players.
  • DEFENSE – A completely revamped shot contest and blocking system highlight an arsenal of new defensive tools at your disposal. Playing suffocating defense on the perimeter and in the paint has never felt more rewarding, giving elite defenders the ability to truly change the outcome of the game.

SEASONS

Across fan-favorite experiences, Seasons allow players to extend and enhance their hoop ambitions long after the game’s launch. Free for all 2K22 gamers in MyTEAM, MyCAREER, and The W [PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X|S] modes, it brings more content, more rewards, and more ways to play. And this year, Seasons will introduce an all-new way to level up your MyPLAYER and earn exciting MyPLAYER prizes in the City [PS5/XBS] and in the Neighborhood [PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch/PC]. More details will be revealed about the expanding Seasons experience later in August.

MyTEAM

MyTEAM for NBA 2K22 evolves as the ultimate experience for building and competing with your own dream team on Day 1, but that’s not all. MyTEAM will continue to expand as each new Season drops.

  • MyTEAM: DRAFT – Making its long-requested return in NBA 2K22, MyTEAM: Draft has you selecting a complete lineup from a constantly-updated pool of players. Compete with your new lineup in online multiplayer games to earn rewards for your MyTEAM Collection.
  • EXPERIENCE THE EVOLUTION OF MyTEAM – Throughout the year in NBA 2K22, new challenges, rewards, and events make every Season fresh and unique in MyTEAM. On top of the many new features debuting in MyTEAM on Day 1, even more additions are coming throughout the year, including an original new game mode this holiday season.
  • CROSS-GEN PROGRESS & COLLECTION – While NBA 2K22 will offer two unique basketball experiences across the two console generations, MyTEAM progress and collections will be transferable between consoles that are within the same platform family [ie. PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 and Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S – and vice versa]. VC wallet, MyTEAM Point, and MyTEAM Token balances will be transferable within the same console families as well.

NEW CITY [PS5/XBS] & NEW NEIGHBORHOOD [PS4/XB1/NSW/PC]

The biggest online basketball community gets two very different makeovers in NBA 2K22. PS5 and Xbox Series X|S 2K22 players will step up and hoop in an all-new version of the City; PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC 2K22 players will compete while setting sail for the high seas. Take your best MyPLAYER builds and express yourself through both your game and your style in each unique online experience.

  • A LIVING, BREATHING CITY [PS5/XBS] – Step into an all-new City teeming with life, activity, and interactivity. NPCs (non-playable characters) populate the fresh City layout, while MyPLAYERs from all over the world compete in the highest level of playground basketball. An all-new Quest system for 2K22 engages MyPLAYERs with creative content while offering new ways to level up and earn rewards in this reenvisioning of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S basketball communities.
  • MATCHMAKING OPTIONS IN THE CITY [PS5/XBS] – The City opens up new and quicker alternatives to get into online hoops. MyPLAYERs can enter select matchmaking buildings to be placed into immediate competition. Matchmaking sessions will be available for a number of game types and will contribute to all MyPLAYER progress.
  • ALL ABOARD THE 2K CRUISE [PS4/XB1/NSW/PC] – On the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC platforms, NBA 2K gamers will show out and compete in an all-new, dedicated basketball community – a Neighborhood built on the spacious decks of a sailing cruise ship. Explore and hoop in nautical luxury, and when the cruise docks in exotic locales throughout the Season, make your way to the Excursion counter to participate in shoreside Events – all taking place completely off the ship!
  • MORE NEWS AHEAD – More new features, more new content await all MyPLAYERs in both the all-new City and the new 2K22 Neighborhood. Stay tuned in early September to discover more.

MyCAREER

In NBA 2K22 for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, MyCAREER and the all-new City become one in a groundbreaking narrative experience for NBA 2K. Embark on your personal journey to the pros – a sprawling MyCAREER life – by exploring the City, seeing new and familiar faces, and hooping your way to exciting new heights. Players on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC will play out the new 2K22 narrative in a dedicated, traditional MyCAREER experience.

  • HIDDEN TALENTS [PS5/XBS] – In NBA 2K22, dreams and ambitions in MyCAREER stretch beyond the hardwood floors; players can now pursue side ventures to build a profile in lucrative and trendy spaces. Brush up against the fashion world, where the art of promotion will drive your success as a mogul. Or get involved in the hip-hop business, where your music talent opens up an intriguing lane in the industry.
  • NO PLACE LIKE HOME [PS5/XBS] – Moving up in the professional world means expanding your home lifestyle. Central to your MyCAREER narrative and progress, your personal hub represents your place in the journey to the NBA. As your profile and ambitions level up, so, too, will your home base in the City.
  • MORE TO THE JOURNEY – MyCAREER in NBA 2K22 will feature fresh faces and engaging storylines, and this year, getting drafted into the NBA is only the start of your basketball narrative. More will be revealed about the new MyCAREER experience in early September.

MyNBA/MyWNBA [PS5/XBS]

In NBA 2K22, team management is about more than just the players on the court; it’s about the personnel that scout them, train them, and coach them. MyNBA/MyWNBA players can build the winningest franchise by making sure the staffing is just as strong as the hooping. More details will be shared in early September for how MyNBA/MyWNBA will improve and expand.

This is just an initial look at what’s to come. More details, including deep dive features are scheduled to arrive in August and September, prior to release.

NBA 2K22 releases on September 10 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms.

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  1. Still nothing about Authentic Audio crowd arena Atmosphere
    We need to really apply pressure why ea can implement this feature in Madden&NBA Live But 2k wont?
    On the online casino that makes them money and will die in two years: "Here's everything new that your kids will drain your wallet for!"
    On MyNBA, which will last forever but doesn't make money now: "More to come in September!"
    Priorities.
    OFFENSE - Breaking down defenders off the dribble with new signature moves and combos, precision jump shooting, dunking in traffic, and pulling off alley-oops have all become more skill-based. Basketball IQ and stick skills play an even bigger role in separating top offensive players.

    Yeah sure...skill based....read that before...
    DEFENSE - A completely revamped shot contest and blocking system highlight an arsenal of new defensive tools at your disposal. Playing suffocating defense on the perimeter and in the paint has never felt more rewarding, giving elite defenders the ability to truly change the outcome of the game.

    lol...again...this game favors heavily on offense since I can remember. Whenever defense gets a boost Twitter cries and 2k just caters to them. pfft...
    As always, a lot of it sounds good in theory, but I have to see it to believe it and even then, there's a good chance some of this basically gets patched out of the game a month or two after release.
    I'm still buying and will play the **** out of it though lol
    MATCHMAKING OPTIONS IN THE CITY - The City opens up new and quicker alternatives to get into online hoops. MyPLAYERs can enter select matchmaking buildings to be placed into immediate competition. Matchmaking sessions will be available for a number of game types and will contribute to all MyPLAYER progress.

    Thank you! Wow cant believe they finally added this outside of The Rec/Events (it seems)
    I still need to see what they mean by "options" and "matchmaking buildings" but good to hear that some form of quickly getting into games.
    I just hope its not still limited to events or limited hours. NBA2K is notorious for monkey paw wishes
    Still not pre-ordering though. Been burned too many times by the hype cycle
    simbayless
    Still nothing about Authentic Audio crowd arena Atmosphere
    We need to really apply pressure why ea can implement this feature in Madden&NBA Live But 2k wont?

    When were they going to record this and put it in in the past year?
    Just cross their fingers and hope NBA teams added in fans by the playoffs? Then only include half the teams?
    Granted, they could have added in in years past, but this was not going to be the year it finally made it in considering how the NBA season went in regards to fans in attendance, thus there being no chance they could have recorded audio. So by expecting it you were just setting yourself up for disappointment.
    The City opens up new and quicker alternatives to get into online hoops. MyPLAYERs can enter select matchmaking buildings to be placed into immediate competition. Matchmaking sessions will be available for a number of game types and will contribute to all MyPLAYER progress.

    This is literally the only thing I am interested in. If this saves me from standing on a spot or standing in a lobby on a fake phone for 10 minutes then I'm all for it.
    Goffs
    Yeah sure...skill based....read that before...
    lol...again...this game favors heavily on offense since I can remember. Whenever defense gets a boost Twitter cries and 2k just caters to them. pfft...

    The Gameplay improvements sound so generic lol
    I like that they're going away from cinematic story in MyCareer. I felt in a full pandemic development cycle, it wouldn't have made much sense anyway. I didn't bother with the City much this past year besides the training center. The big thing is that there is stuff to do offline outside of playing games.
    I really hope they went away from starting at 60 OVR. It's all about trying to get people to buy VC just to be competitive in the online modes. I don't have any desire to buy VC.
    These 2k generalizations are beyond old. They say the same thing every year then patch it out or never add it in the 1st place.
    The rosters have been a copy and paste job since 2k14 with the same mistakes, tendency issues, and incorrect badges. The next gen online experience is by far the highest level of cheese and exploits I've ever seen. Offline it takes forever to get a satisfying MyNBA going because u have to tweak rosters and sliders nonstop to fix all of the inaccuracies. Overall this game has become more of a chore than a fun basketball experience.
    2k22 will be the last ride for me, only because it SHOULD be a true next gen experience unlike 2k21 which felt like a training exercise for the devs. Done waiting for things that will never come as this game goes further down that toxic community hole. Sorry guys...rant over
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    Baebae32
    The Gameplay improvements sound so generic lol
    Seemed like a very short, general breakdown of features with more in-depth information later.
    It was very ho-hum and hopefully they have something more enticing (for folks on the fence or the disenchanted) in a few weeks.
    I'm just looking for improvement/refinements to offensive controls, a more rewarding/deeper post game (what's that?), continued improvement with the physics engine and the defensive AI being competent.
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    Baebae32
    The Gameplay improvements sound so generic lol

    Yes and sounds similar to things we've heard in the past however we all know the gameplay blogs are where we get the real details. Not expecting much information from 2 two sentence overviews.
    Definitely hope that crowd noise/atmosphere get improved. Playing with earphones/headset on with crowd volume at 100, the crowd still feels so flat. With all the hype of 3d/Spatial Audio for the next gen consoles, I would like to see the crowd actually feel like a NBA crowd
    Yeah, this will probably be the year that I do more lurking than commenting. If they're not talking about improving gameplay animations that lead to more realistic outcomes, then I don't really care about what they announce. Key things that I'm going nitpick on...
    Precision jump shooting - We're about to get a different version of the shot aiming. The shot aiming alone will be the reason why I don't buy the game.
    Basketball IQ - I'll believe it when I see if basketball IQ really ever matters.
    A completely revamped shot contest and blocking system highlight an arsenal of new defensive tools at your disposal - As someone already stated, the new defensive stuff will patched out within the month when people start crying about not being able to green releases on 90% of their shots.
    MyTEAM - Attention all PNO players! Your mode will be the same again for NBA 2K22. Let's entice you to play MyTeam by adding drafts.
    A LIVING, BREATHING CITY - Please stop trying to add your RDR2 and GTA5 online world concepts to NBA 2K. It's a freaking basketball game!!! Can we just leave it at that?
    MyCAREER - See my previous statement.
    ksuttonjr76
    Yeah, this will probably be the year that I do more lurking than commenting. If they're not talking about improving gameplay animations that lead to more realistic outcomes, then I don't really care about what they announce. Key things that I'm going nitpick on...
    Precision jump shooting - We're about to get a different version of the shot aiming. The shot aiming alone will be the reason why I don't buy the game.
    Basketball IQ - I'll believe it when I see if basketball IQ really ever matters.
    A completely revamped shot contest and blocking system highlight an arsenal of new defensive tools at your disposal - As someone already stated, the new defensive stuff will patched out within the month when people start crying about not being able to green releases on 90% of their shots.
    MyTEAM - Attention all PNO players! Your mode will be the same again for NBA 2K22. Let's entice you to play MyTeam by adding drafts.
    A LIVING, BREATHING CITY - Please stop trying to add your RDR2 and GTA5 online world concepts to NBA 2K. It's a freaking basketball game!!! Can we just leave it at that?
    MyCAREER - See my previous statement.
    Damn you sound like me . Every comment I agree with.
    Gents. My post was just pointing out the humor that i found in the generic nature of the description gameplay “improvements”. I am looking forward to the gameplay blogs where they go more in depth. Just found it funny that MyCareer stuff was explained in more detail vs the gameplay stuff.
    Felt like 2k21 was a good base to build on going into a new generation given the context of the pandemic. Expecting big things this year
    Cheers
    Baebae32
    Gents. My post was just pointing out the humor that i found in the generic nature of the description gameplay “improvements”. I am looking forward to the gameplay blogs where they go more in depth. Just found it funny that MyCareer stuff was explained in more detail vs the gameplay stuff.
    Felt like 2k21 was a good base to build on going into a new generation given the context of the pandemic. Expecting big things this year
    Cheers
    Oh I think we all agree with you. I feel like it was about 3-4 years ago when they started these kind of updates. Saying really general stuff. I think there is a whole thread on this stuff off early development. It's all BS. They can remove or never release things. But also the biggest is the crowd wiping out our voices. It happens every year.
    ksuttonjr76
    Yeah, this will probably be the year that I do more lurking than commenting. If they're not talking about improving gameplay animations that lead to more realistic outcomes, then I don't really care about what they announce. Key things that I'm going nitpick on...
    Precision jump shooting - We're about to get a different version of the shot aiming. The shot aiming alone will be the reason why I don't buy the game.
    Basketball IQ - I'll believe it when I see if basketball IQ really ever matters.
    A completely revamped shot contest and blocking system highlight an arsenal of new defensive tools at your disposal - As someone already stated, the new defensive stuff will patched out within the month when people start crying about not being able to green releases on 90% of their shots.
    MyTEAM - Attention all PNO players! Your mode will be the same again for NBA 2K22. Let's entice you to play MyTeam by adding drafts.
    A LIVING, BREATHING CITY - Please stop trying to add your RDR2 and GTA5 online world concepts to NBA 2K. It's a freaking basketball game!!! Can we just leave it at that?
    MyCAREER - See my previous statement.

    After not buying last year, I'll probably be drawn in by the pretty words of the blogs and cave this year. The thing is, it seems clear that The City, MyTeam, MyCareer are by far the most important aspects of the game now. It's our fault if any of us don't take that into account when evaluating the game, so if the game isn't for me, I won't rant because I understand that the core NBA gameplay experience has become a lesser priority now.
    jfsolo
    After not buying last year, I'll probably be drawn in by the pretty words of the blogs and cave this year. The thing is, it seems clear that The City, MyTeam, MyCareer are by far the most important aspects of the game now. It's our fault if any of us don't take that into account when evaluating the game, so if the game isn't for me, I won't rant because I understand that the core NBA gameplay experience has become a lesser priority now.

    While I had good times, I would have skipped 2k21 next gen if I were to go back in time. I skipped 2k20 and 2k21 current gen. I'm somewhat on the fence for this year. Though I am 90% likely to buy just because I don't really have any upcoming games for rest of year.
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    The earliest I will buy is Black Friday. That was always my original purchasing time. I always waited for a sale and I didn't want to buy game until the season was already underway. I want a close to realistic rosters when I start a mode. By Black Friday, it'll be a month into the season and probably would have seen multiple roster updates. Not sure if we'll see a price drop around Black Friday for next gen. I'm certain current gen will get the standard 50% off. But not sure if Next Gen will see a price drop. I would like to see a $20-30 drop
    ksuttonjr76
    Yeah, this will probably be the year that I do more lurking than commenting. If they're not talking about improving gameplay animations that lead to more realistic outcomes, then I don't really care about what they announce. Key things that I'm going nitpick on...
    Precision jump shooting - We're about to get a different version of the shot aiming. The shot aiming alone will be the reason why I don't buy the game.
    Basketball IQ - I'll believe it when I see if basketball IQ really ever matters.
    A completely revamped shot contest and blocking system highlight an arsenal of new defensive tools at your disposal - As someone already stated, the new defensive stuff will patched out within the month when people start crying about not being able to green releases on 90% of their shots.
    MyTEAM - Attention all PNO players! Your mode will be the same again for NBA 2K22. Let's entice you to play MyTeam by adding drafts.
    A LIVING, BREATHING CITY - Please stop trying to add your RDR2 and GTA5 online world concepts to NBA 2K. It's a freaking basketball game!!! Can we just leave it at that?
    MyCAREER - See my previous statement.

    They’ll probably make shot aiming more immersive but I doubt there will be a different version. Glad to hear it’s back.
    BA2929
    When were they going to record this and put it in in the past year?
    Just cross their fingers and hope NBA teams added in fans by the playoffs? Then only include half the teams?
    Granted, they could have added in in years past, but this was not going to be the year it finally made it in considering how the NBA season went in regards to fans in attendance, thus there being no chance they could have recorded audio. So by expecting it you were just setting yourself up for disappointment.

    They had there chance way before the pandemic
    Remember Live 10? Now Madden 22 has it.I hate when fanboys try to give 2k excuses
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    I agree about animations but I feel like every year 2k says the animations are "more fluid and responsive" so it's a wait and see. IMO it's such an inconsistent area of the game. Sometimes you'll get these animations and sequences that look and feel great and then other times (I'm tempted to say most times) things look and feel stiff and robotic. After watching some of the Fifa footage today I think 2K needs to look into implementing a similar system because I thought the Fifa footage looked very organic. Although tbf I don't play Fifa yearly like I do with 2k so it's easier for Fifa footage to look new and fresh to me compared to 2k.
    I'm curious about your complaint about shot aiming since we will most likely have to option to choose the mechanic we want to use, just like last year. I tried shot aiming and it wasn't for me so I just stuck with timing.
    And just one last comment in regards to defenseive improvements, could be wrong but a "completely revamped system" to me signifies something that can't just be removed with a gameplay patch. To me it sounds like a fundamental change to how blocking and stealing works. They can probably patch the effectiveness of stealing and blocking but I don't think they'll completely revert the mechanics back to what they were in previous years, not with a patch at least.
    Pretty much agree with the rest of your comment. I barely touch any of those modes so whatever they do or don't do doesn't really matter to me. What I care about most is the on-court/NBA side of things.
    Also, by the look of things, my long shot hope of some kind of "NBA 75th Anniversary" mode isn't happening. IMO it's a missed opportunity to have classic teams and players but not have some kind of mode that honors the history of the league. I could care less about my team or my city modes but I would play the hell out of a mode that was based around classic games or moments from the leagues history.
    simbayless
    They had there chance way before the pandemic
    Remember Live 10? I hate when fanboys try to give 2k excuses

    You aren't wrong but it's fair to point out that this wasn't the year to expect that implementation. I'd love for 2k to have more authentic crowd and arena sounds as much as the next person but seeing that they haven't done it in the years with no pandemic there was zero chance of it happening during a season where arenas were empty for the majority of the season.
    I do hope, however, that the empty arenas gave them a chance to at least improve the visuals of arenas because I feel like court art/colors and lighting could be improved for a number of courts. Some look good but other look completely different than what you see during a tv broadcast.
    From the looks of things gameplay wise for PC version will be like next gens? I'm actually fine with the that if they have updated gameplay and animations. If they pulled a Madden where the pc version didn't get the next gen gameplay then I would've just ignored the game.
    Unless I'm wrong....
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    Some positives...
    I love shot aiming (offline) so I'm really glad it seems like it'll be back in some form. Also like the idea of making contact dunks and alley oops more stick skill based (pinpoint in The Show has been a revelation and I'm hoping we're looking at that type of innovation)
    I get the hate for the GTA-ification of MyCareer. But honestly I'll take more NPC quest type stuff because even this year they were a fresh, much less time consuming way to grind badges and MyPoints compared to NBA games. Kind of hoping they introduce some co-op elements this time around.
    Similarly intrigued by dropping the narrative part of the MyCareer and making it more about The City. Again, hoping this means some more potential co-op experiences. (My way too optimistic hope is that this means will get some more Career mode features in MyNBA for us Player Lock guys)
    Matchmaking is a godsend if they do it right.
    MyNBA section was worryingly thin. That being said staff revamp has been needed for a while now so I'm happy if we're getting that. Super optimistic take is that adding depth to scouts, trainers, and coaches means a better college/international system and a better player development system. But that kinda feels a bit too hopeful. We'll see.
    scottyp180

    I agree about animations but I feel like every year 2k says the animations are "more fluid and responsive" so it's a wait and see. IMO it's such an inconsistent area of the game. Sometimes you'll get these animations and sequences that look and feel great and then other times (I'm tempted to say most times) things look and feel stiff and robotic. After watching some of the Fifa footage today I think 2K needs to look into implementing a similar system because I thought the Fifa footage looked very organic. Although tbf I don't play Fifa yearly like I do with 2k so it's easier for Fifa footage to look new and fresh to me compared to 2k.
    I'm curious about your complaint about shot aiming since we will most likely have to option to choose the mechanic we want to use, just like last year. I tried shot aiming and it wasn't for me so I just stuck with timing.
    And just one last comment in regards to defenseive improvements, could be wrong but a "completely revamped system" to me signifies something that can't just be removed with a gameplay patch. To me it sounds like a fundamental change to how blocking and stealing works. They can probably patch the effectiveness of stealing and blocking but I don't think they'll completely revert the mechanics back to what they were in previous years, not with a patch at least.
    Pretty much agree with the rest of your comment. I barely touch any of those modes so whatever they do or don't do doesn't really matter to me. What I care about most is the on-court/NBA side of things.
    Also, by the look of things, my long shot hope of some kind of "NBA 75th Anniversary" mode isn't happening. IMO it's a missed opportunity to have classic teams and players but not have some kind of mode that honors the history of the league. I could care less about my team or my city modes but I would play the hell out of a mode that was based around classic games or moments from the leagues history.

    Yes, I took advantage of the option to turn it off, but shot aiming is still hard coded into the RS usage. Personally, I notice the millisecond delay when I use the right stick jumpshots and layups/dunks. As a result, I always felt that the shooting animation was executing too late. When I play, my mind is always moving faster than the game, so it's not uncommon for me to think I'm shooting and awaiting results, but realize that shooting animation haven't even started. In NBA 2K20, using the RS was way more fluid and responsive.
    I'm pretty sure they will make changes to the defense like they do every year. In all honesty, they're pretty good with addressing it. The problem that we have EVERY year since the inclusion of green releases is that the crybabies will whine about how hard it is to shoot 15 greens in a row, and 2K Sports eventually nerfs the defense while buffing the offense.
    Also if they are going to continue to use A.I's to fill in the open matchmaking spots, I hope they use real NBA players with some IQ and tendencies.
    They already do this with The W, so the system is in place
    HIDDEN TALENTS - In NBA 2K22, dreams and ambitions in MyCAREER stretch beyond the hardwood floors; players can now pursue side ventures to build a profile in lucrative and trendy spaces. Brush up against the fashion world, where the art of promotion will drive your success as a mogul. Or get involved in the hip-hop business, where your music talent opens up an intriguing lane in the industry.

    Time to start Big Baller Brand :lol: :lol: :lol:
    ksuttonjr76
    Yes, I took advantage of the option to turn it off, but shot aiming is still hard coded into the RS usage. Personally, I notice the millisecond delay when I use the right stick jumpshots and layups/dunks. As a result, I always felt that the shooting animation was executing too late. When I play, my mind is always moving faster than the game, so it's not uncommon for me to think I'm shooting and awaiting results, but realize that shooting animation haven't even started. In NBA 2K20, using the RS was way more fluid and responsive.
    I'm pretty sure they will make changes to the defense like they do every year. In all honesty, they're pretty good with addressing it. The problem that we have EVERY year since the inclusion of green releases is that the crybabies will whine about how hard it is to shoot 15 greens in a row, and 2K Sports eventually nerfs the defense while buffing the offense.

    RS shooting hasn’t been reliable since 2k18 I dun i what you’re on.
    Reading that article felt like that time in the Office when Andy tried wooing Pam with Pig Latin, frisbee-based competitions, and playing the banjo. I'm not sure any of what I read could have been any less appealing.
    Also, as a dude who's read 2K previews for literally 20 years now, the "smoother gameplay than ever" and "defense that actually feels rewarding" lines are getting funnier and funnier every year. Not that there hasn't been improvement over the last two decades, just that copy and pasting those go-to's has been so ingrained for so long.
    I'll be keeping an eye out for some real feature additions come August.
    If the MyCareer story is being scaled back I hope they add those team practices and NBA Draft and Combine from the mode into MyNBA. I'm good with MyNBA. My issue now is bugs, like the GLeague 3pt progression and crashes (God there were a lot of crashes in MyNBA/PS5), and immersion/presentation. I'd like to be able to help improve Ben Simmons jumpshot if I worked at it a lot in practice. Those MyCareer practices offer everything and I want the option to use it in MyNBA.
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    Junior Moe
    If the MyCareer story is being scaled back I hope they add those team practices and NBA Draft and Combine from the mode into MyNBA. I'm good with MyNBA. My issue now is bugs, like the GLeague 3pt progression and crashes (God there were a lot of crashes in MyNBA/PS5), and immersion/presentation. I'd like to be able to help improve Ben Simmons jumpshot if I worked at it a lot in practice. Those MyCareer practices offer everything and I want the option to use it in MyNBA.
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    While I'm glad to see the story being scaled back, I do hope there is depth outside of the City for the mode or I'll fully transition over to Player Lock. If it is primarily going to be about the City and playing games and advancing, I'm better off doing a Player Lock and have more control.
    It would be nice to see some of those MyCareer features into MyNBA. I would be willing to do those individual MyCareer drills in MyNBA if it if it can develop a player more than assigning practice time and relying on the system.
    Junior Moe
    If the MyCareer story is being scaled back I hope they add those team practices and NBA Draft and Combine from the mode into MyNBA. I'm good with MyNBA. My issue now is bugs, like the GLeague 3pt progression and crashes (God there were a lot of crashes in MyNBA/PS5), and immersion/presentation. I'd like to be able to help improve Ben Simmons jumpshot if I worked at it a lot in practice. Those MyCareer practices offer everything and I want the option to use it in MyNBA.
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    Been wishing for those team practices to make their way into MyLeague/MyNBA for years now. Especially b/c badge progression always feels hit or miss. Hoping this is the year.
    Playing suffocating defense on the perimeter and in the paint has never felt more rewarding

    Honestly, this has me intrigued. Watching these bum players in 2K19 get to the paint with no sort of skill because the defense was crap got real boring real fast. Having that aggressive 2K19 defense back for at least this year would be a breath of fresh air.
    Need to get Mike Wang off twitter. Every year he listens to this increasingly toxic community and we end up with a cheesy mess a few months in. I don't care if you add a billion jump shots and dribble moves if you only make a few of them effective. Got all these jumpshot combinations to choose from but we only see a handful used because for some inexplicable reason some have bigger green windows than others. 
    Masai
    We’ll see in the demo if the skill gap is real, even if it is they’ll probably patch it to be arcade friendly by December

    According to Twitter, there’s no demo this year. Hopefully they’re wrong.
    ksuttonjr76
    Yeah, this will probably be the year that I do more lurking than commenting. If they're not talking about improving gameplay animations that lead to more realistic outcomes, then I don't really care about what they announce. Key things that I'm going nitpick on...
    Precision jump shooting - We're about to get a different version of the shot aiming. The shot aiming alone will be the reason why I don't buy the game.
    Basketball IQ - I'll believe it when I see if basketball IQ really ever matters.
    A completely revamped shot contest and blocking system highlight an arsenal of new defensive tools at your disposal - As someone already stated, the new defensive stuff will patched out within the month when people start crying about not being able to green releases on 90% of their shots.
    MyTEAM - Attention all PNO players! Your mode will be the same again for NBA 2K22. Let's entice you to play MyTeam by adding drafts.
    A LIVING, BREATHING CITY - Please stop trying to add your RDR2 and GTA5 online world concepts to NBA 2K. It's a freaking basketball game!!! Can we just leave it at that?
    MyCAREER - See my previous statement.

    2K would not let it go! MyTeam / MyCareer are the most heavily modes for this game and the most micro transaction that happens. I totally, agree with you but I just don't see it stopping now. PNO is dead, I BET no improvements since there was no mention of it at all.
    Given the even shorter than normal(and more difficult) dev cycle this year, it would make sense for them not to waste time on a demo this year. Even though people here will be upset, it's a smart move if true.
    No pre release shannanigans for me this year. Gonna let yall have at it, lol
    Just tired of the cycle, man...the optimism, the pessimism, the state of the unions.
    Still playing and enjoying 2K21 actually, so this will probably go by quicker than usual.
    Matchmaking sounds like a great addition....other than that, we'll see if the gameplay improvements are legit. Hopefully with no demo we get some more indepth stuff from Czar and Co.
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    "OFFENSE - Breaking down defenders off the dribble with new signature moves and combos, precision jump shooting, dunking in traffic, and pulling off alley-oops have all become more skill-based. Basketball IQ and stick skills play an even bigger role in separating top offensive players."
    Basically more mini games on the stick to distract you from actually concentrating on hooping.
    I want to be able to play on the sticks without being forced to play a game within a game, or relegated to button use. (I'm aware you can turn this off, but it restricts stick usage to only one direction for shooting)
    Looks like I'll be with 2K20 for another year, or I might even revert back to 2K16, unless something drastic draws me in.
    The 24th Letter
    No pre release shannanigans for me this year. Gonna let yall have at it, lol
    Just tired of the cycle, man...the optimism, the pessimism, the state of the unions.
    Still playing and enjoying 2K21 actually, so this will probably go by quicker than usual.
    Matchmaking sounds like a great addition....other than that, we'll see if the gameplay improvements are legit. Hopefully with no demo we get some more indepth stuff from Czar and Co.
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    Man you said it right. "State of Unions" lol
    I just had to get an account to post this:
    You are telling me that again, for what seems like the third year in a row there's no significant changes to the MyNBA offline experience? And even more so: 75th anniversary with two legends on the cover and no legends mode? No classic mode? No new classic teams? Feels like another misuse of a legend like with Kobe for last year's edition...all about sales and $$$$ I guess.
    I don't know why 2k keeps repeating the same old rehashed terminology for describing "new" features or improvements when 90% of the time it's nothing significant, doesn't live up to the hype / expectations and people who pay attention just cannot help but laugh at it? Gameplay wise there's nothing much they can do to revolutionize the game, but it would help if they addressed issues that have gone back years like fast breaks, outlet passes, CPU AI making ridiculous steals.
    One of my main issues that they keep ignoring is still no control over passing to make it as accurate as possible. There's so many different ways to pass in real life and they keep on trotting out the same old options of overhead, lob, bounce and straight pass. We should by now at least have some control beyond the obvious, to pass it along the side with one hand, to throw a wrap around, a quick lob whereby you quickly whip it etc.
    I do have to say, the cover players look amazing and cannot believe there's negativity or looks the same as last year. No they don't, they are significantly improved. Now is it mind blowing next gen graphics, no, but that likely won't happen until 2k truly spends some time off and works on making everything look authentic.
    Arenas haven't looked accurate in what seems like forever, way too much lighting and brightness to the point of being one big shiny ice floor, some legends still look nothing like they do in real life or even like animals - Joe Dumars comes to min - and we're still forced to have Johnson's and no-names that we cannot edit to fill out classic incomplete teams!
    I hope they fix the contest of players just standing next to the shooter without jumping or putting their hands up. I also hope they address pnr offense. Either change the passing to counter a user being able to see the whole floor or address screens and force maybe a cool down or force a player to roll or pop once a player hit the screen
    Yallasama
    I just had to get an account to post this:
    You are telling me that again, for what seems like the third year in a row there's no significant changes to the MyNBA offline experience? And even more so: 75th anniversary with two legends on the cover and no legends mode? No classic mode? No new classic teams? Feels like another misuse of a legend like with Kobe for last year's edition...all about sales and $$$$ I guess.
    I don't know why 2k keeps repeating the same old rehashed terminology for describing "new" features or improvements when 90% of the time it's nothing significant, doesn't live up to the hype / expectations and people who pay attention just cannot help but laugh at it? Gameplay wise there's nothing much they can do to revolutionize the game, but it would help if they addressed issues that have gone back years like fast breaks, outlet passes, CPU AI making ridiculous steals.
    One of my main issues that they keep ignoring is still no control over passing to make it as accurate as possible. There's so many different ways to pass in real life and they keep on trotting out the same old options of overhead, lob, bounce and straight pass. We should by now at least have some control beyond the obvious, to pass it along the side with one hand, to throw a wrap around, a quick lob whereby you quickly whip it etc.
    I do have to say, the cover players look amazing and cannot believe there's negativity or looks the same as last year. No they don't, they are significantly improved. Now is it mind blowing next gen graphics, no, but that likely won't happen until 2k truly spends some time off and works on making everything look authentic.
    Arenas haven't looked accurate in what seems like forever, way too much lighting and brightness to the point of being one big shiny ice floor, some legends still look nothing like they do in real life or even like animals - Joe Dumars comes to min - and we're still forced to have Johnson's and no-names that we cannot edit to fill out classic incomplete teams!

    Those are pre rendered press pics against actual 2k21 screenshots. The 2K21 press shots looked much better than the actual game too. It’s like that every year. Let’s see how real screen grabs look.
    Yallasama
    I just had to get an account to post this:
    You are telling me that again, for what seems like the third year in a row there's no significant changes to the MyNBA offline experience? And even more so: 75th anniversary with two legends on the cover and no legends mode? No classic mode? No new classic teams? Feels like another misuse of a legend like with Kobe for last year's edition...all about sales and $$$$ I guess.
    Not that I'm holding my breath, but I feel like real deal features aren't announced until a bit closer to release. But with release being earlier than it used to be, maybe I have the timeline wrong. I just saw this release as a, "Don't forget about our new game coming down the pipe" sort of update.
    VDusen04
    Not that I'm holding my breath, but I feel like real deal features aren't announced until a bit closer to release. But with release being earlier than it used to be, maybe I have the timeline wrong. I just saw this release as a, "Don't forget about our new game coming down the pipe" sort of update.

    Usually you try to hype people up from the start, as in look forward to these awesome modes, which we will talk about more soon. They basically didn't add a single thing and just changed and tweaked things here and there. Honestly, who's hyped about nothing significantly new? If you are then kudos to you, but nothing from that description makes me hyped and I am of the firm belief that had EA been around, 2k would've tried harder.
    They have a monopoly on this thing and it shows. They work hard, sure, but they are not like FIFA that tries to do something crazy at least every 2 games. 2k hasn't added anything significant since MyCareer, unless you think MyCity / MyNeighbourhood is worth your time. MyGM was cool, but that was quickly merged with MyLeague into MyNBA.
    2k12 was the last game that had a mode and completely new in the classic teams and mode. The all-time classic teams were great too, but since losing licensing, it's lost some of its allure. Failing to upgrade a lot of classic players' faces is also why, since it doesn't feel like they really care.
    I don't see how they cannot bring back the 2k12 mode in a tweaked way maybe for this 75th anniversary where history is celebrated. Some people have suggested playing certain key games from legends and try to complete a comeback or something along those lines.
    My guess is online fans, influencers, YouTube dick heads have a lot to do with where 2k puts their focus. To me it makes no sense each year to change the way the game plays. This year it's a green circle that's important, the next it's all about the right analog stick. Leave that alone for a change, fundamentally the game is sound. We don't need shot blocking to be revolutionized every (second) game, don't need the focus to be offense one game and defense the next.
    Just focus on fixing issues that have been there for years, add to the core and believe what you make is good. It seems 2k is very insecure and catering to these whiny fans who think it should play exactly like in real life so they keep messing with it. And then the casuals whine and it's back to green releases are 100%
    The focus is also on online too much, but that's a generation problem to me as an offline player. I don't care about walking around in a virtual world full of players from all over the world like it's Grand theft Auto...that's another thing, this focus on these gimmicks and things outside of basketball.
    Okay, sorry for going on a rant there, I just wish I could talk some sense into these developers. Your game is good, we will buy it, just fix or add some options that we've wanted for years now. Also I want them to not forget about us offline players and if you're going to focus on all these legends for a 75th anniversary, could you maybe consider doing something to honour that? Is that too much to ask?
    I haven't bought a new game since 2k19, because quite frankly nothing really attracts me or entices me enough to buy a new one. 2k19 is still fine as it is, people are making rosters all the time, and I've seen many people who still play old games and don't bother buying the newest one. Especially at those prices with the next-gen cross over costs.
    It's still wait and see, but maybe once I get a PS5 next year I'll buy 2k22 on sale just to have updated graphics and play it a few times. And also to hear Anderson and Grant Hill, that was seriously one of the best moves 2k has made over the years. Got so tired of Harlan.
    Yallasama
    Usually you try to hype people up from the start, as in look forward to these awesome modes, which we will talk about more soon. They basically didn't add a single thing and just changed and tweaked things here and there. Honestly, who's hyped about nothing significantly new? If you are then kudos to you, but nothing from that description makes me hyped and I am of the firm belief that had EA been around, 2k would've tried harder.
    I didn't buy 2K21 and I don't have a next-gen system so I wasn't trying to say I was hyped or anything, just that sometimes new features aren't always revealed in mid-July. The 2K12 Greatest Mode news was released August 20, 2011, for instance.
    That said, my timeline's been all screwed up since they moved back the release date. The game used to come out the first week of October, now it's the second week of September so what do I know.
    A 75th anniversary mode would be amazing. And while I'm not exactly keeping my fingers crossed, I wouldn't be surprised if there's at least more concrete announcements forthcoming. Or maybe not, who knows.
    The 24th Letter
    No pre release shannanigans for me this year. Gonna let yall have at it, lol
    Just tired of the cycle, man...the optimism, the pessimism, the state of the unions.
    Still playing and enjoying 2K21 actually, so this will probably go by quicker than usual.
    Matchmaking sounds like a great addition....other than that, we'll see if the gameplay improvements are legit. Hopefully with no demo we get some more indepth stuff from Czar and Co.
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    No MCU Phase 2 (aka next-gen) PNO threads from you this year, lol?
    daveberg
    "OFFENSE - Breaking down defenders off the dribble with new signature moves and combos, precision jump shooting, dunking in traffic, and pulling off alley-oops have all become more skill-based. Basketball IQ and stick skills play an even bigger role in separating top offensive players."
    Basically more mini games on the stick to distract you from actually concentrating on hooping.
    I want to be able to play on the sticks without being forced to play a game within a game, or relegated to button use. (I'm aware you can turn this off, but it restricts stick usage to only one direction for shooting)
    Looks like I'll be with 2K20 for another year, or I might even revert back to 2K16, unless something drastic draws me in.

    And that's exactly how I interpreted that news bit. Man...I just want to use the RS like I've always used it.
    Up - Jumpshot, regular layup/dunk
    Down - Bank shot, fancy dunk, floater
    Left - Left-handed dunk/layup
    Right - Right-handed dunk/layup
    Back and diagonally left/right - Euro step or cradle layup
    VDusen04
    Not that I'm holding my breath, but I feel like real deal features aren't announced until a bit closer to release. But with release being earlier than it used to be, maybe I have the timeline wrong. I just saw this release as a, "Don't forget about our new game coming down the pipe" sort of update.

    I'm with you. Not to beat a dead horse for the OS regulars but the 2K information roll out is always slow and underwhelming intially. As always I advise people to reserve judgement until we at least see the in-depth previews and developer blogs. People might still be underwhelmed and there is always a chance that the game doesn't live up to the hype of the blogs (for example I remember people being let down the year 2K announced authentic arena sounds) but typically by the end of August/early September people are a lot more optimistic about the game than they are in late July/early August.
    ksuttonjr76
    And that's exactly how I interpreted that news bit. Man...I just want to use the RS like I've always used it.
    Up - Jumpshot, regular layup/dunk
    Down - Bank shot, fancy dunk, floater
    Left - Left-handed dunk/layup
    Right - Right-handed dunk/layup
    Back and diagonally left/right - Euro step or cradle layup

    Yep. It was the biggest thing that kept me from pushing forward with 2K21. I understand the nature of it, to help online folk create a skill gap separation, but being an offline only guy, I didn't much care for the change in shooting dynamics.
    I was more than happy with simple real player % and relying on learning players releases, taking what the D gave me for good looks.
    I thought the 'game within a game' was too distracting and took away the multidirectional shooting with the stick. When I hold left on the stick, I expect a Jumper. When I hold right on the stick, I expect a jumper, but they removed that avenue and basically said 'Tough - we'll give the option of only 'up' on the stick to shoot, and if that's not good enough, go use the buttons'
    Things change, but not everyone's gonna be onboard. I'm content with 2K20. I'll most likely stay put unless something ground breaking lures me in (More retro legends teams, *Cough cough*)
    I hope they fix the damn generated draft class mess. Having every player with a Very Slow release and some with WNBA contested jumpers was ridiculous. And they didn’t even bother fixing it. That crew has seriously gone downhill. No such thing as quality control over there.
    49UNCFan
    It's so many complaints for people who haven't seen the game lol. It's becoming sickening at this point listening to the whining smh
    It's like that every year. The most negative pessamist people post more than the folks who actually like the game or 2K. Instead of waiting until release or reviews they're more anxious to tear the thing down before it's even out the door. If it isnt for you then dont buy it and move on. Why dwell on it any longer if you're that sour on the company? I dont get these people. 2K21 isn't the greatest 2K game for me either but its decent and I cant wait to see what they have added.
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    Junior Moe
    It's like that every year. The most negative pessamist people post more than the folks who actually like the game or 2K. Instead of waiting until release or reviews they're more anxious to tear the thing down before it's even out the door. If it isnt for you then dont buy it and move on. Why dwell on it any longer if you're that sour on the company? I dont get these people. 2K21 isn't the greatest 2K game for me either but its decent and I cant wait to see what they have added.
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    This probably the most vocal that I've been in a while before any actual release of information. The more and more I think about, NBA 2K21 next-gen was not that great of a game. I've been killing NBA 2K20, because I really think it was the superior game. NBA 2K20 was the first year where I genuinely enjoyed playing REC, and probably played it more than PNO. However, I was playing both modes pretty religiously.
    I didn't bother with REC this year due to the hassle of walking/jogging ALL the way from the Park to the REC. Little things like that was a STUPID design choice. Period. Yeah, I could have gotten to Superstar Rep and choose my spawn point, but I really don't play it that much to increase rep like that. I want to say that I just reached Superstar in NBA 2K20. PNO was a hot mess overall.
    I'm vocal this year, because I feel like they're already starting with cute "catchphrases" to give us the impression that they did something different this year. For the record, I'm in the camp that gave most gaming companies a mulligan due to the Pandemic last year. Although, I hate NBA 2K21, and I'm not really THAT surprised that it was a subpar game by my personal standards. Having said that...I really believe that mean some poor gameplay decisions, and the shot aiming was the # 1 mistake.
    Forgot to add that I also skipped REC this year due to the use of Zen controllers. Why would I want to play a game where someone can get me for 15 for 15 from 3PT land?
    49UNCFan
    It's so many complaints for people who haven't seen the game lol. It's becoming sickening at this point listening to the whining smh

    And they’ll be the first ones to have the game. These video game activists need to retire.
    ksuttonjr76
    This probably the most vocal that I've been in a while before any actual release of information. The more and more I think about, NBA 2K21 next-gen was not that great of a game. I've been killing NBA 2K20, because I really think it was the superior game. NBA 2K20 was the first year where I genuinely enjoyed playing REC, and probably played it more than PNO. However, I was playing both modes pretty religiously.
    I didn't bother with REC this year due to the hassle of walking/jogging ALL the way from the Park to the REC. Little things like that was a STUPID design choice. Period. Yeah, I could have gotten to Superstar Rep and choose my spawn point, but I really don't play it that much to increase rep like that. I want to say that I just reached Superstar in NBA 2K20. PNO was a hot mess overall.
    I'm vocal this year, because I feel like they're already starting with cute "catchphrases" to give us the impression that they did something different this year. For the record, I'm in the camp that gave most gaming companies a mulligan due to the Pandemic last year. Although, I hate NBA 2K21, and I'm not really THAT surprised that it was a subpar game by my personal standards. Having said that...I really believe that mean some poor gameplay decisions, and the shot aiming was the # 1 mistake.
    Forgot to add that I also skipped REC this year due to the use of Zen controllers. Why would I want to play a game where someone can get me for 15 for 15 from 3PT land?

    Zens been around since 2k17.
    ksuttonjr76
    This probably the most vocal that I've been in a while before any actual release of information. The more and more I think about, NBA 2K21 next-gen was not that great of a game. I've been killing NBA 2K20, because I really think it was the superior game. NBA 2K20 was the first year where I genuinely enjoyed playing REC, and probably played it more than PNO. However, I was playing both modes pretty religiously.
    I didn't bother with REC this year due to the hassle of walking/jogging ALL the way from the Park to the REC. Little things like that was a STUPID design choice. Period. Yeah, I could have gotten to Superstar Rep and choose my spawn point, but I really don't play it that much to increase rep like that. I want to say that I just reached Superstar in NBA 2K20. PNO was a hot mess overall.
    I'm vocal this year, because I feel like they're already starting with cute "catchphrases" to give us the impression that they did something different this year. For the record, I'm in the camp that gave most gaming companies a mulligan due to the Pandemic last year. Although, I hate NBA 2K21, and I'm not really THAT surprised that it was a subpar game by my personal standards. Having said that...I really believe that mean some poor gameplay decisions, and the shot aiming was the # 1 mistake.
    Forgot to add that I also skipped REC this year due to the use of Zen controllers. Why would I want to play a game where someone can get me for 15 for 15 from 3PT land?
    Your issues are legit my man and I understand completely where you coming from. 2K21 wasnt a good experience for you so you're naturally underwhelmed. Its these cats who pop up only around new release who complain and whine and offer nothing constructive.
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    Junior Moe
    Your issues are legit my man and I understand completely where you coming from. 2K21 wasnt a good experience for you so you're naturally underwhelmed. Its these cats who pop up only around new release who complain and whine and offer nothing constructive.
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    Oh no. I'm not one of those, lol. Honestly, I don't think I really complain that much about new information with previous NBA 2K titles where I felt that it was a bad experience. I'll participate in the "What do you hope for in NBA 2Kxx" threads, but I think this the first time that I've been like "I'm not trying to fall for the BS marketing hype". For whatever reason, NBA 2K21 next-gen just really, really, really rubbed me the wrong way this year.
    NBA 2K13 might have been the closest for premature complaining by me due to NBA 2K11. There was some drop off (IMO) between NBA 2K11 and NBA 2K12, but NBA 2K13 was almost a completely different experience when compared to NBA 2K11.
    EDIT: I checked MyCareer stats on NBA 2K20...I played just over 400 games of REC, and I know I just recently earned Superstar I. Yeah, that means 300+ times of me running from the park all the way to the REC to get games in. Unless, I'm wrong, I thought you had to get to Superstar I to earn the right to set your spawn spot.
    loso_34
    Zens been around since 2k17.

    They could have. I can't speak on that, because I didn't jump into REC full time until NBA 2K20. All I know is when it comes to NBA 2K20...NO ONE has lit my 2-way PG on 15 of 15 shooting (all green releases) while I threw everything at them defensively minus the kitchen sink. In NBA 2K21...shooting like that is the norm. It's so normal, that you might be considered a bum at the game if you shoot less than 95% from 3PT land.
    ksuttonjr76
    No MCU Phase 2 (aka next-gen) PNO threads from you this year, lol?
    Oh, of course I'll be making the PNO thread....and I plan on buying and enjoying 2K22.
    Just taking the Lil Duval approach to the pre release train this year.
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    Junior Moe
    It's like that every year. The most negative pessamist people post more than the folks who actually like the game or 2K. Instead of waiting until release or reviews they're more anxious to tear the thing down before it's even out the door. If it isnt for you then dont buy it and move on. Why dwell on it any longer if you're that sour on the company? I dont get these people. 2K21 isn't the greatest 2K game for me either but its decent and I cant wait to see what they have added.
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    This is the same kind of argument as all the political morons who say “if you don’t like the President, leave the country!”. It’s absolutely insane to tell people they shouldn’t criticize a game or company, especially if that game/company has been going downhill for 4+ years straight at this point.
    It’s fine if you like the game and aren’t bothered by the steep and consistent decline in quality year after year. But don’t tell others who are passionate about the game (and don’t have a competitor to take their business to) that they should just sit down and shut up.
    EccentricMeat
    This is the same kind of argument as all the political morons who say “if you don’t like the President, leave the country!”. It’s absolutely insane to tell people they shouldn’t criticize a game or company, especially if that game/company has been going downhill for 4+ years straight at this point.
    It’s fine if you like the game and aren’t bothered by the steep and consistent decline in quality year after year. But don’t tell others who are passionate about the game (and don’t have a competitor to take their business to) that they should just sit down and shut up.
    Not the same at all. If I dont like the President I can, and have, voiced that opinion. Afterwards, I move the hell on and not worry about it. I didn't whine about it for 4 years. Or engage people who do like him. For what? That's a choice. Theres a difference between constructive criticism or just not liking an installment of the game and being one of these jaded perpetually negative folks.
    I complained a lot about 2K21 and the game crashing. I complained about defenders not helping and giving up baskets. I hope those things are fixed in 2K22. If not, I'll complain some more and hope it's fixed in the next game. If MY issues with the game are never fixed I'll let the game go. I won't be on here as "Fixcrashesanddefense2K" offering up negativity. Criticism isn't the problem. At which point do you just move on if you're not feeling the games direction or the company's priorities? 24 said it already so I'll leave it at that. Y'all do your thing.
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    Junior Moe
    Not the same at all. If I dont like the President I can, and have, voiced that opinion. Afterwards, I move the hell on and not worry about it. I didn't whine about it for 4 years. Or engage people who do like him. For what? That's a choice. Theres a difference between constructive criticism or just not liking an installment of the game and being one of these jaded perpetually negative folks.
    I complained a lot about 2K21 and the game crashing. I complained about defenders not helping and giving up baskets. I hope those things are fixed in 2K22. If not, I'll complain some more and hope it's fixed in the next game. If MY issues with the game are never fixed I'll let the game go. I won't be on here as "Fixcrashesanddefense2K" offering up negativity. Criticism isn't the problem. At which point do you just move on if you're not feeling the games direction or the company's priorities? 24 said it already so I'll leave it at that. Y'all do your thing.
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    Just to add and then I'll leave it be, one of my issues is the premature criticisms. It's not just a 2k thing, I see it happen all the time with other games or movies/tv shows too. People are so quick to jump to conclusions and start criticizing before we have all the details and information.
    In 2k22's case all we have is very brief overviews of some of the changes this year with disclaimers such as :
    -"More impactful gameplay changes will be introduced along with the first NBA 2K22 Gameplay Reveal trailer coming out later in August."
    -"More details will be shared in early September for how MyNBA/MyWNBA will improve and expand."
    -"More details will be revealed about the expanding Seasons experience later in August."
    To me it's too early to be negative about the game. If people are still disappointed when all the details are revealed, that's fine. If the game releases and people don't like what they hear about the game, or if they buy it and are let down, completely fine to criticize the game and developers. But I don't understand complaints about what has or hasn't been improved and added to the game when we don't have all the information yet. There's a good chance there is more we don't know about the game than what we do know.
    It's similar to a court case, no reason to jump to a verdict after the opening arguments, let's get all the details and "evidence" first and then we can fairly judge the game.
    Can anybody tell me how 2k21 next gen compared with 2k14 when it came out on the PS4/Xbox One. I didn't get a 4 or a One for a couple of years so I never played it. I do remember what the game was like when it was ported from OG Xbox/PS2 to Xbox 360. It was just a port with zero changes.
    I guess I'm just trying to figure out if the first game that comes out on a new console has ever been up to par or is it a matter of it being the foundation title laying the groundwork for future iterations?
    TarHeelPhenom
    Can anybody tell me how 2k21 next gen compared with 2k14 when it came out on the PS4/Xbox One. I didn't get a 4 or a One for a couple of years so I never played it. I do remember what the game was like when it was ported from OG Xbox/PS2 to Xbox 360. It was just a port with zero changes.
    I guess I'm just trying to figure out if the first game that comes out on a new console has ever been up to par or is it a matter of it being the foundation title laying the groundwork for future iterations?

    Not sure about the overall consensus of 2k14 on XboxOne/PS4 but I remember enjoying the gameplay and the graphics were stellar at the time but it was fairly barebones in terms of modes and features. Gameplay-wise there were differences and improvements that made it more than a standard port, however it might have been some depth in the gameplay that took a step back (can't completely remember).
    So basically in some areas it was an improvement, in other areas it was a step back. By comparison 2k21 on nextgen was a fuller product.
    scottyp180
    Not sure about the overall consensus of 2k14 on XboxOne/PS4 but I remember enjoying the gameplay and the graphics were stellar at the time but it was fairly barebones in terms of modes and features. Gameplay-wise there were differences and improvements that made it more than a standard port, however it might have been some depth in the gameplay that took a step back (can't completely remember).
    So basically in some areas it was an improvement, in other areas it was a step back. By comparison 2k21 on nextgen was a fuller product.

    And to add in order to be TOTALLY fair (although some people will disagree), NBA 2K21 was developed during a pandemic where people were basically working from home. There's a very good chance that NBA 2K21 next-gen didn't even reach its barebones goals/potential.
    ksuttonjr76
    And to add in order to be TOTALLY fair (although some people will disagree), NBA 2K21 was developed during a pandemic where people were basically working from home. There's a very good chance that NBA 2K21 next-gen didn't even reach its barebones goals/potential.

    Especially when you consider the patches they put out this year. We had 12 patches this year and 2k20 had 14 by this time, so it is about the same. The main difference is most of the patches were Likeness, MyTeam, and small changes. I don't think we really had gameplay patches or MyLeague crashes patches or No replays in MyCareer. So the pandemic had an effect for 2k21 in general pre and post launch.
    Heck, it effected 2k22 as well. I expected for most of these sports games with single player career modes, that they wouldn't go with the cinematic story because of the extra mocapping required. While I'm in full support of less cinematic stories in sports games and felt there were no else to explore, it would have probably been another year of cinematic stories if it was a normal year.
    I'm just hoping as things get somewhat better it leads to better post-launch support and a full development cycle for 2k23. The post launch support was my main issue with 2k21. So many prevalent noticeable issues weren't patched that would have been in normal years.
    illwill10
    Especially when you consider the patches they put out this year. We had 12 patches this year and 2k20 had 14 by this time, so it is about the same. The main difference is most of the patches were Likeness, MyTeam, and small changes. I don't think we really had gameplay patches or MyLeague crashes patches or No replays in MyCareer. So the pandemic had an effect for 2k21 in general pre and post launch.
    Heck, it effected 2k22 as well. I expected for most of these sports games with single player career modes, that they wouldn't go with the cinematic story because of the extra mocapping required. While I'm in full support of less cinematic stories in sports games and felt there were no else to explore, it would have probably been another year of cinematic stories if it was a normal year.
    I'm just hoping as things get somewhat better it leads to better post-launch support and a full development cycle for 2k23. The post launch support was my main issue with 2k21. So many prevalent noticeable issues weren't patched that would have been in normal years.

    Yeah...the post-launch support really did suck this year.
    ksuttonjr76
    Yeah...the post-launch support really did suck this year.

    I just hope the focus was just getting 2k21 out and immediately focusing on 2k22, or at least I hope that it was.
    scottyp180
    Just to add and then I'll leave it be, one of my issues is the premature criticisms. It's not just a 2k thing, I see it happen all the time with other games or movies/tv shows too. People are so quick to jump to conclusions and start criticizing before we have all the details and information.
    In 2k22's case all we have is very brief overviews of some of the changes this year with disclaimers such as :
    -"More impactful gameplay changes will be introduced along with the first NBA 2K22 Gameplay Reveal trailer coming out later in August."
    -"More details will be shared in early September for how MyNBA/MyWNBA will improve and expand."
    -"More details will be revealed about the expanding Seasons experience later in August."
    To me it's too early to be negative about the game. If people are still disappointed when all the details are revealed, that's fine. If the game releases and people don't like what they hear about the game, or if they buy it and are let down, completely fine to criticize the game and developers. But I don't understand complaints about what has or hasn't been improved and added to the game when we don't have all the information yet. There's a good chance there is more we don't know about the game than what we do know.
    It's similar to a court case, no reason to jump to a verdict after the opening arguments, let's get all the details and "evidence" first and then we can fairly judge the game.

    Points taken, though haven't seen those specific disclaimers. MyNBA will be addressed that late though? Game comes out september 10th. That's not a good sign for it being significant..anyway, not expecting much and it would be sad because I'd love to come to a game I really haven't invested in since 2k16.
    Bought 2k18 and 2k19 on sale, both didn't offer that much new, but just wanted my NBA fix. I even bought NBA Live, which did allow me to enjoy face scanning and facing off as myself in street battles, but that was short lived too.
    To people saying just move on, isn't it a sign of respect and fandom that I stay invested to a degree to see if they live up to the potential I know the game has?
    I know they work hard, they give fans - especially me a classic fan - so much, but after so many years of the same issues including plenty that many want to see addressed / fixed, I just wait around each year to see if they actually did something about them.
    So I just they've made enough positive changes for me to purchase it and enjoy it again. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion, though the premature reaction is unwarranted.
    Goffs
    Yeah sure...skill based....read that before...
    lol...again...this game favors heavily on offense since I can remember. Whenever defense gets a boost Twitter cries and 2k just caters to them. pfft...

    unfortunately, this is true. Again 2k has to cater to a larger casual gamer/fan base. By now us hardcore NBA2k gamers should know how to tweak defnsive sliders to have the AI play better defense.
    Junior Moe
    It's like that every year. The most negative pessamist people post more than the folks who actually like the game or 2K. Instead of waiting until release or reviews they're more anxious to tear the thing down before it's even out the door. If it isnt for you then dont buy it and move on. Why dwell on it any longer if you're that sour on the company? I dont get these people. 2K21 isn't the greatest 2K game for me either but its decent and I cant wait to see what they have added.
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    You know...when i was a kid my mom used to give me "pre- *** whoopings". Those were whoopings i got before i went into the store, so that when i was in the store, i wasnt touching things and acting a fool. Guess what...everytime i got those, i was an angel in said store. Criticisms before the game comes out is the "pre-*** whooping" i used to get. These criticisms essentially say 2k, we're watching you and you better not screw this up
    gknjr007
    You know...when i was a kid my mom used to give me "pre- *** whoopings". Those were whoopings i got before i went into the store, so that when i was in the store, i wasnt touching things and acting a fool. Guess what...everytime i got those, i was an angel in said store. Criticisms before the game comes out is the "pre-*** whooping" i used to get. These criticisms essentially say 2k, we're watching you and you better not screw this up

    So you got beat for basically nothing?
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    Yallasama
    Points taken, though haven't seen those specific disclaimers. MyNBA will be addressed that late though? Game comes out september 10th. That's not a good sign for it being significant..anyway, not expecting much and it would be sad because I'd love to come to a game I really haven't invested in since 2k16.
    Bought 2k18 and 2k19 on sale, both didn't offer that much new, but just wanted my NBA fix. I even bought NBA Live, which did allow me to enjoy face scanning and facing off as myself in street battles, but that was short lived too.
    To people saying just move on, isn't it a sign of respect and fandom that I stay invested to a degree to see if they live up to the potential I know the game has?
    I know they work hard, they give fans - especially me a classic fan - so much, but after so many years of the same issues including plenty that many want to see addressed / fixed, I just wait around each year to see if they actually did something about them.
    So I just they've made enough positive changes for me to purchase it and enjoy it again. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion, though the premature reaction is unwarranted.

    I'm not loyal to the brand. I'm loyal to the game of basketball.
    Yallasama
    Why's that significant?

    It means, I play NBA 2K, because it's only basketball game on the market. If another gaming company dropped a superior game, then I'm out, because I like basketball, and I want to play the game that best represents the sport. For the record, I do believe NBA 2K is mostly a solid product, but I owe it nothing when it comes to "loyalty".

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