It’s all on the line in the NBA today, as the Bucks play for a ring and the Suns try to take this series to a decider. Arguably even more exciting is the first Courtside Report on NBA 2K22, which teases the first batch of features. As was the case last year, both the PlayStation 5 and PS4 versions will effectively be different games – but 2K Sports isn’t skimping, regardless of which system you own.
With regards to the on court gameplay, the publisher’s keeping things vague for now. Expect a greater emphasis on stick skills and signature talent, as the developer works to make the top plays truly standout. Defensively, the game’s greatest players will benefit from a revamped shot contest and blocking system, allowing them to dominate both at the perimeter and in the paint.
It’s the window-dressing that’s getting a greater airing for now, though. A completely reinvented City on PS5 will integrate the traditional MyCareer mode into it, meaning you’ll be interacting with NPCs and exploring all of the locations as you continue your NBA journey. There’ll be matchmaking – at last! – across a variety of modes as well.
It sounds like the game will also dig deeper into the culture of basketball, and what it means to be a star player. Therefore, you’ll be able to “get involved in the hip-hop business, where your music talent opens up an intriguing lane in the industry” or even become a fashion mogul. Meanwhile, on the PS4, the Neighborhood has been reinvented as a Cruise Ship, which will make regular stops for special events. Both sound really cool, to be fair.
Over in MyTeam, the Draft mode will return, meaning you’ll be able to pull cards from a constantly-updated pool of players and take them out onto the court. Seasons will also expand to both MyCareer and The W for the first time, allowing you unlock more content and rewards than ever before – it’ll probably end up being a bigger grind, but this makes sense from where we’re sitting.
Meanwhile, in Franchise mode MyNBA, it sounds like 2K Sports is iterating on the existing staff system, so you’ll be able to spend more time managing the coaches and scouts that you use to build your dynasty. A lot to look forward to, then, with the publisher promising that this is just the tip of the iceberg for this year’s game. There goes another 150 hours…
Bucks or Suns tonight?
@get2sammyb Bucks. The Suns put out the Nuggets which is unforgivable in my book.
Suns, this series will go to 7 but i don't know who takes the last game.
Don't care about any NBA 2K features unless Prelude is returning.
Holy... for a second, I thought that was a real person
Bucks. Suns have played to max potential I believe, and it wasn't enough.
Looking forward to the next nba2k. This current season of myteam is phenomenal though.
As an Atlanta fan, I'm not a fan of Coach Bud. So go Suns!
Bucks got it, would've loved to see CP3 get a ring but I don't think its gonna happen.
Looking forward to the improvements in this years game!
@get2sammyb as much as I'd like to see cp3 get a chip, I think the bucks will take it in 6.
I’m going with Bucks tonight. Giannis finally gets a championship.
What if I would rather get into the rock industry?
Go Bucks! Need that win. Its been 50 years.
Those graphics are NASTY
@Snackfood. Atlanta sucks Milwaukee bucks win 👑.2021 nba championship 😊😀.haha.word up son
@playstation1995 Your argument is sound and logical. Congrats? I take it a Milwaukee fan? Giannis is a beast, but Bud can suck it.
@Snackfood. Why u dont like bud.u got a grudge against him .why.word up son
@playstation1995 Just didn't like his coaching in ATL...and he looks like a hobo who got an NBA job.
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