If you know me as a gamer, there’s one thing that I love and that’s a solid basketball installment. With that in mind, NBA 2K14 for the PlayStation 4 has been one of my most played games since the console’s launch back in November. With the addition of a new engine, beautiful graphics and a great revamped MyCareer mode, the people at 2K Games created something pretty damn awesome. Witht that being said, there were some holes in it. Bugs, server issues and other minor things were prevalent in the game in the past six to seven months, but one of NBA 2K14’s biggest problems has just been solved with 2K Game’s announcement.
When user’s boot up NBA 2K15, they’ll now notice that you can play as one of 25 Euroleague teams. What problem does this fix? It’s simple, the game’s marketability. Ask many non-US gamers and they’ll tell you they don’t care about the NBA. They have their own leagues and players that they care about.
This was the problem in 2K14. Although there were a few Euroleague last time around, in NBA 2K15 they’ll be shown MUCH more attention and the number will grow to 25. This shows that the folks over at 2K do in fact care about their non-US customers and that they are willing to go the extra mile to create a game that everyone can enjoy.
Personally, I think this is a great move. Giving people outside of the United States a chance to play such a great team as their favorite team or favorite player is something that makes me smile thinking about. I know how much fun I had when I was able to play as Allen Iverson for the first time on my PS4. It was a great feeling and I can’t wait until some kid or some hardcore fan of one of the teams gets to experience that joy.
This is an overall smart move for the 2K team. Putting in the extra effort to make these other teams gives this games so much more marketability and will extend its reach farther than any previous installment has been able to.
I also think that this may help in the MyCareer mode. Just imagine if they take you through a story line where your guy isn’t ready for the pros, so he has to make his way to the top of the Euroleague and then finally gets signed by a NBA squad. I believe that would be a hell of an experience and would add a depth of reality to the already amazing game mode NBA 2K14 came with.
I want to hear what you have to say on this topic? Does this can your perception of the NBA 2K series? Let me know in the comments section!