The worst thing about sports games are the repetitive soundtracks that really being to grate after a couple of months – or hours, in the case of Madden NFL 21. NBA 2K22 will seek to solve this problem by introducing a constantly evolving soundtrack, where new songs will be added on the first Friday of each season.
“NBA 2K has become a global platform for music discovery and that continues with NBA 2K22,” said series marketing bigwig Alfie Brody. “This year, we are creating a dynamic soundtrack, complete with early access to unreleased tracks, new artists, and opportunities for fans to become part of the experience and solidify their place in video game history.”
2K Sports will license a mixture of high-profile artists and up-and-coming stars, and it hopes the latter will help “support music discovery and growth”. Some of the names already on board include Aitch, Freddie Gibbs, Gunna, Megan Thee Stallion, Metro Boomin, Saweetie, Skepta, Smino, Travis Scott, and many more.
The company will also allow budding producers to feature in the game, by releasing beats that the community can record their best verses over. Remember, this year’s MyCareer will include side-activities, such as the ability to work as a record producer. It’s all part of NBA 2K22 trying to tap into the culture of basketball alongside the sport itself.
That’s a much much better idea than the same bloody songs repeating over several months. God some of them get repetitive in these games.
So basically "we'll swap out a set of hip hop artists for another"
@AdamNovice It’s basketball. Plus not all hip-hop sounds alike at all. Megan Thee Stallion isn’t exactly like Nas.
@AdamNovice I really, really liked NBA 2K21's soundtrack to be fair. It does skew towards hip-hop, but there were times I'd just leave the menu running because I liked the songs so much.
They do have good taste, even if you're not really into that genre of music.
One step closer to just making the game a damn evolving platform instead of yearly releases.
Am I old if I don't recognize not one of those singers?
@Link41x I mean, Nas is 47 and has been around since the early 90s so you’re not old, just unfamiliar with hip hop 😂
@nessisonett. Nas is the g.o.a.t 👑.eric b and rakim.wu tang clan.mobb deep.run dmc.the lox.a tribe called quest.2 pac biggie.big l.jeru da damaja.ll cool j.public enemy.biz markie.dmx.epmd.etc real hip hop word up son
@nessisonett I admit Hip Hop isn't my forte.
@playstation1995 2 Pac, Run DMC, Biggie awsome the rest not for me.
@playstation1995 Don’t forget MF DOOM, Gang Starr, Gravediggaz, Mos Def and Raekwon!
After Spotify was available, that’s the route I take if I don’t like a games music.
@nessisonett. Gangstarr is one of my favorite. R.ip. to guru.group home onyx.big daddy kane.vrandmaster flash and the furious 5.etc word up son
Muted since 2K17
Soundtrack needs some Barry Manilow
Stay fresh with those microtransactions also
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