The trend of sports games packing high-budget story modes seems to be slowly fading away, but NBA 2K20 is doubling down. This year’s basketball simulation will feature a full-length cinematic campaign starring Hollywood names like Idris Elba and Rosario Dawson. The mode – entitled When the Lights Are Brightest – is being executive produced by LeBron James’ Springhill Productions, the same company behind the upcoming Space Jam 2.
Judging by the trailer, the plot will once again tell the tale of a down-on-his-luck prospective talent, and depict the hardships that future basketball players take to get to the top. We can also infer from the trailer that MyCareer’s social hub area, the Neighbourhood, will be largely unchanged from previous entries.
Still, the production values are through the roof, and we do enjoy these sports game story modes – even if they can be a trifle cringey at the best of times.
I'd be interested if they let you shoot hoops as either Idris or Rosario.
"When the lights are brightest"
I dunno man, I'd have gone with "It's all in the game, yo"
@BearsEatBeets Spend enough VC and they'll probably let you!
@get2sammyb no thank, i gonna play Franchsie Mode in this game, don't care about My Career mode due to stupid VC microtransaction
Stringer Bell himself. Still the best TV series going, in my opinion.
NBA 2K20 is the first game I am skipping to buy since 2K13. There are just not enough of changes in the game for me to justify another cash grab. At the same time I am hyping up for next years installment for the next gen consoles.
@ApostateMage Did you see this?
"i hate 40 degree days"
@kyleforrester87 F**kin brilliant!
@Bamila NBA 2k20 has new player motion, new dribbling signature styles for players who has in real life
Always enjoy the 2K story modes, looking forward to this one!
A story mode in a sports game is like a tutorial you can't skip.
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