Game Overview: NBA 2K
Developer: Visual Concepts & 2K Games
Publisher: 2K Games
Platform: Playstation, Xbox, Switch, PC
Genre: Sports Simulation
Release Date: Annual Fall Releases
NBA 2K 101
- NBA 2K is a 1v1 “Sports Sim”, meaning the game is simulating a real-life sport (professional basketball in this case).
- As this is a simulation game for an in-person sport, there are no “otherworldly” or unrealistic abilities that can be used in the game.
- Officially licensed by the NBA, the game allows players to compete as any professional team/player currently active in the National Basketball Association.
- Competitive matches follow the standard, real-world ruleset established by the NBA. The team with the most points at the end of 4 quarters wins.
- Games are split into 4 quarters. Each quarter is simulated in a faster time than its real-life counterpart (avg. 5 minutes per quarter) to keep games at a reasonable length.
- As a 1v1 competitive game, competitors will control all the players on the basketball court, having autonomy over a single player at any given time.
- Just like a head coach, competitors can call plays (i.e.) pick and roll, isolation, zone defense, etc. in real time during gameplay.
- Competitors will need to utilize real-world strategies on offense and defense. A good knowledge of how basketball works will result in higher rates of success in NBA 2K.