Tag: 2k Sports

  • News NBA 2K22 Drills Down New PS5, PS4 Features

    The City! Seasons! MyTeam Drafts! Hip-hop businesses?

    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...

  • News Tune Squad Joins NBA 2K21 to Celebrate Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Do you believe you can fly?

    Space Jam: A New Legacy may not be the slam dunk 90s kids had been hoping for, but you’ll be able to assemble your own version of the Tune Squad in NBA 2K21 as part of new season, Out of This World. New packs in MyTeam will give you the opportunity to pull special LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, and Klay...

  • News Dallas Mavericks Superstar Luka Dončić Fronts NBA 2K22

    Slam dunk

    Well, it was inevitable really, but Dallas Mavericks’ versatile guard Luka Dončić is the star of NBA 2K22, fronting the Standard Edition and its Cross-Gen Digital Bundle. As that sentence already implies, there are no free PS4 to PS5 upgrades here – just like FIFA 22 and Madden NFL 22 – so you’ll need to purchase a pricier bundle...

  • Review WWE 2K Battlegrounds - Rubbish Wrestling and Microtransactions Galore

    World Wrestling Spendertainment

    Republished on Wednesday 30th June 2021: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of July's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Honestly, there's something sinister about WWE 2K Battlegrounds. And no, we don't mean Bray Wyatt's creepy mask, or the grotesque...

  • News Rep Your Favourite Basketball Teams in PGA Tour 2K21

    In the Knicks of time

    We suppose PGA Tour 2K21 and NBA 2K21 were always destined to crossover at some point, and we suspect this may just be the beginning: you can now represent your favourite basketball team in 2K Sports’ flagship golf simulation, ahead of the playoffs. Whether it’s the New York Knicks (whey) or the Brooklyn Nets (boo),...

  • News NBA 2K21 Goes Full Throttle with MyTeam Season 7

    Pedal to the metal

    As the NBA season stretches towards its conclusion in real-life – let’s go, Knicks! – NBA 2K21 is getting gassed with its Season 7 update in MyTeam: Full Throttle. As has been the case all year long, there are 40 tiers of rewards to complete here, culminating in a Dark Matter Vince Carter. You’ll be able to kick things off...

  • News Those Paul George PS5 Sneakers Are Coming to NBA 2K21 As Well As Real Life

    PG 5 PlayStation 5 colorway available IRL and in-game

    Earlier this week, we caught wind of a new collaboration between PlayStation, Nike, and NBA baller Paul George. A brand new set of basketball shoes will be available to purchase soon, inspired by the design of Sony's PS5 console. They look pretty neat, with a similar colour scheme to the curvy...

  • News WWE 2K22 Hits Different on PlayStation This Year

    Wrestling returns

    After the desperately poor WWE 2K20, publisher 2K Sports made the unprecedented move to take a year away from wrestling. The series will return this year, however, with WWE 2K22 – announced during WrestleMania overnight. Specific details are still, of course, forthcoming – but here’s a first look at Rey Mysterio in action...

  • Soapbox PGA Tour 2K21 Has Quietly Become One of PS4's Best Sports Games

    Hole in one

    2K Sports’ recent acquisition of HB Studios encouraged me to revisit PGA Tour 2K21 this week, a game which I liked a lot when I reviewed it last year but felt was still one iteration away from excellence. To be honest, I’ve been blown away by many of the improvements made, and while there are still obvious weak areas, I think the...

  • News Not Even PGA Tour 2K21 Can Escape Fortnite's Influence

    Sink the putt or get cut

    PGA Tour 2K21 is adding a brand new way to play – and Battle Royale fans will be familiar with the format. Multiplayer mode Divot Derby will see 20 players teeing off at the same time, but you’ll all be trying to beat each other to the cup. “Time is of the essence and the pressure is on, as players fight to the finish...

  • News 2K Sports Inks Long-Term Deal with Tiger Woods, Acquires HB Studios

    Golf clap

    2K Sports had indicated that it was very happy with the performance of PGA Tour 2K21, and so it’s unsurprising that it’s decided to double down on its efforts with the series. The publisher has announced today that it’s signed a long-term deal with Tiger Woods and has acquired The Golf Club

  • News PGA Tour 2K21 Swings Much Smoother with 60 Frames-Per-Second

    Clean on the green

    A clean swing is crucial if you’re going to dominate the green, and PGA Tour 2K21 just got a little smoother as part of a post-release update. The game now runs at 60 frames-per-second, and while we haven’t been able to test the performance on a standard PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro, we can confirm that it’s transformative on...

  • News It's the Age of Heroes in NBA 2K21's New Season

    Superhero slamdunks

    NBA 2K21 has laced up a new pair of Dunks for its fifth season of MyTeam content: Age of Heroes. As is always the case for the basketball game, you can look forward to an all-new ladder of content to unlock, as well as brand new challenges and rewards. The biggest addition are the new Hero-themed cards: you’ll start out with a...

  • News NBA 2K21's PS5 Price Hike Hasn't Hurt the Series' Sales

    But the jury's still out

    You may recall NBA 2K21 being the first title to officially announce a next-gen price tax. While other publishers like Sony have since followed suit, 2K Sports was the first publisher to mention the $69.99 price point, which is looking like it’s already established itself. And in the case of the basketball simulation, it...

  • News PGA Tour 2K21 Makes the Fairway with Over 2 Million Sales

    In regulation

    2K Sports has been looking to bolster its output of sports simulations of late, and it’s hinted that PGA Tour 2K21 has paved the pathway for its entry into golf. The game has sold a very respectable two million units to date, and Take-Two bigwig Strauss Zelnick hinted that his company is “just getting started” with the series...

  • News NBA 2K21 Makes Kevin Durant-Esque Comeback with Season 4, The Return

    Brooklyn boys

    Kevin Durant’s comeback from his Achilles injury may be the big story of the NBA so far this season, but for us New York Knicks fans it’s all about Taj Gibson. Unsurprisingly, however, NBA 2K21 has opted to make KD the face of its latest MyTeam season, which all starts with a Free Agency card inspired by the Brooklyn Nets small...

  • News Not Even PGA Tour 2K21 Can Escape the Battle Pass

    Clubhouse Pass launches alongside Detroit Golf Club

    PGA Tour 2K21 is getting a major update this week, with Season 1 of the Clubhouse Pass. Scheduled to run through 3rd March 2021, you’ll be able to work your way through 75 levels of gear, in-game currency, and cosmetic items. Seems like there’s some really wacky stuff on offer here, but...

  • Review NBA 2K21 (PS5) - An Ambitious Effort That Excels on the Court

    Green release

    Sports games go hand-in-hand with console launches like LeBron James and retweets. Except this hasn’t been an ordinary year at all: the basketball season only just concluded after being played in an empty gym in front of virtual crowds and NBA 2K21 is the only sports simulation available on the PlayStation 5 for now. That will change...

  • News NBA 2K21 on PS5 Needs a Minimum 150GB of That Precious SSD

    According to the back of the box

    One of the biggest problems PlayStation 5 faces is an internal SSD with a limited amount of storage space. Sure, it allows for super fast loading, but it won't take long to fill up the 667GB you have access to. If you plan on playing PS5 games like NBA 2K21, for instance, you won't get too far. One such fan has...

  • News NBA 2K21 Steps Out of the Neighborhood and into the City

    Massively multiplayer hoopin'

    Looks like the closest thing you’re going to get to PlayStation Home on the PlayStation 5 is, well, NBA 2K21. For those of you who don’t follow the basketball franchise, its MyPlayer career mode effectively allows you to take your avatar online and shoot hoops with the game’s community. In previous PlayStation 4...

  • News NBA 2K21 Adds Female MyPLAYER on PS5

    Play a full career with your own WNBA superstar

    It’s been rumoured for what feels like an eternity, but NBA 2K21 will finally add a female MyPLAYER mode. As part of a new mode named The W, you’ll be able to create your own WNBA superstar, and take them through a full pro career featuring all 12 real-world teams. You’ll also be able to go...

  • News NBA 2K21 Shows First PS5 Gameplay, Teases More Information

    A true next-gen upgrade

    Here’s your first look at NBA 2K21 gameplay running on the PlayStation 5 ahead of the console’s launch next month. In this footage we get a glimpse at a new camera angle inspired by the 2020 NBA Bubble, which brings you closer to the court than ever before. It takes a couple of seconds to load the game, meaning there’s...

  • News NBA 2K21 Pledges Unskippable Ad Error Won't Reoccur

    A bust

    Update: 2K Sports has responded to the unskippable ads that appeared in NBA 2K21 over the weekend, explaining that they were part of an NBA 2KTV presentation but weren't supposed to show during loading sequences. The publisher's full statement is embedded below: All forgiven? Original Story: If it's not EA, it's publisher 2K causing...

  • News NBA 2K21 Throws Down Season Two in MyTEAM

    The next is now

    If you’re playing MyTEAM in NBA 2K21, then you may be eager to learn that Season 2 has just launched. This is 2K Sports’ non-paid adaptation of Fortnite’s Battle Pass format, where you complete challenges to earn XP in order to unlock new rewards. The grand prize is a Pink Diamond Blake Griffin, although you’ll unlock tons of...

  • News PS5 Controller Will Convey Player Fatigue in NBA 2K21

    All fuelled up and ready to go

    NBA 2K21 is being built from the ground-up for the PlayStation 5, and its next-gen reveal trailer demonstrated as much. That means new mechanics and features, and gameplay director Mike Wang has been talking up the new title on the PlayStation Blog. His post goes into obscene degrees of detail, discussing improvements...

  • News NBA 2K21 on PS4 Is a Great Looking Game, But This PS5 Comparison Is Insane

    A generational jump

    If you’d have asked us yesterday, we’d have told you that NBA 2K21 on the PlayStation 4 is a great looking game. Seriously, it’s one of the better-looking sports games on current-gen consoles, rivalling MLB The Show 20 with realistic player models, broadcast-style presentation flourishes, and reasonably reactive sidelines...

  • News This Is How NBA 2K21 Looks on PS5

    🔥

    2K Sports has released the first footage of NBA 2K21 gameplay, running on the PlayStation 5. While this is a heavily edited trailer showing cinematic camera angles, it’s a clear jump compared to the current-gen version. For starts, the character models are wildly detailed, with Steph Curry in particular looking photo-realistic here. Here's a...

  • News NBA 2K21 Added to PS5 Launch Lineup, First Screenshot

    Slam dunk

    The current NBA season may finally be on the cusp of its conclusion when the LA Lakers take on the Miami Heat later today, but basketball fans still have plenty to look forward to with the release of NBA 2K21 on the PlayStation 5 later this year. While it won’t come as a massive surprise, 2K Sports has confirmed the title will Euro-step...

  • News NBA 2K21 Community Rocked by Modded PS4 Controllers

    Mean green machine

    NBA 2K21’s controversial new shot aiming mechanic was supposed to increase the skill gap of the wildly popular basketball simulation, but wily players appear to have figured out a workaround to ensure they hit coveted green shots every single time: modded DualShock 4 controllers. A round of videos shared online show how some...

  • News NBA 2K21 Patch Tinkers with Fiddly Shot Controls Once More

    Greenin'

    It doesn’t take a genius to understand what developer Visual Concepts is trying to do with NBA 2K21’s new shot meter, but we’re worried the veteran studio has forgotten that millions of casual players enjoy the basketball simulation every year. The company seems so obsessed with creating a skill gap for the professionals on YouTube...

  • Review NBA 2K21 - Perfect for Those in the Bubble, Good for Everyone Else

    Ballers only

    NBA 2K21 captures the see-saw flow of real-world basketball so well that you’ll feel at one with thousands of virtual fans when you nail a clutch corner three with seconds left on the clock. Visual Concepts’ simulation has, along with the MLB The Show series, always been a cut above the competition when it comes to broadcast-style...

  • News NBA 2K21 Shooting Difficulty Toned Down with Hotfix

    Available now

    Update: (7th September): The NBA 2K21 shooting hotfix has been released as promised, reducing the difficulty on Rookie, Pro, and All-Star. Gameplay in the Neighborhood and higher difficulties has been left untouched. Have you noticed any improvement to your game? Update (5th September): 2K Sports has been listening to feedback...

  • News NBA 2K21 Patch Steals an Enormous 26GB

    In the bucket

    If you’re buying NBA 2K21 on Blu-ray then be prepared to set aside some time and hard-drive space for the basketball simulation’s day one patch, as it weighs in at an ankle breaking 26.3GB on the PlayStation 4. While you’ll be able to play the game without it installed, you won’t be able to play online or download the latest...

  • News NBA 2K21 Soaks Up the Sun with New Beach Neighborhood

    Baller's beach

    An enormous part of NBA 2K’s longevity for many fans is the PlayStation Home-esque virtual world that you can hang out in named the Neighborhood, and for NBA 2K21 it’ll be getting a fresh, seaside look. The 2K Beach will play host to all of the usual activities you’ve come to expect from the series, albeit in a sunshine setting...

  • News NBA 2K21 Player Ratings Will Not Be Adjusted Until PS5

    Court cold

    NBA 2K21 is scheduled to release on the PlayStation 4 on 4th September, but there’s a dilemma for 2K Sports: the current season has only just reached the playoff stages, with the next season not scheduled to begin until December. The franchise has, historically, released prior to the opening tip of a new season, but coronavirus has...

  • News NBA 2K21 Demo Out on PS4 Now, Features MyPLAYER Builder

    Buzzer beater

    Update: NBA 2K21's demo is out globally now on the PlayStation Store, weighing in at 30GB. It allows you to test out four teams, including the Bucks and Clippers, as well as the All-Time Lakers and Celtics. You'll also be able to try out the MyPLAYER Builder, with "unique customisations that put you in control of your player's NBA...

  • News PS Plus Subscribers to Get Free NBA 2K21 Packs Every Month

    Stock up

    PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive three free NBA 2K21 Promo Packs every month for the next 10 months, as Sony continues to add value to its service with game-specific promotions. GTA Online players will know that the platform holder already issues GTA$1 million every month, and this seems like a similar deal from sister publisher 2K...

  • Review PGA Tour 2K21 - Sim Will Suit Golf Fans to a Tee

    Green screen

    If you’re the type of person who prefers their country parks to have 18 holes, then you’ll no doubt be familiar with The Golf Club series. Canadian developer HB Studios’ efforts over the course of this generation have been fascinating to observe from afar. The first game in its simulation series launched shortly after the...

  • News WWE 2K Battlegrounds Roster Has More Than 70 Wrestlers at Launch

    Post-launch content adds even more

    We're exactly a month away from the launch of WWE 2K Battlegrounds and so you might be wondering which wrestlers, new and old, will be part of the roster at launch. IGN bagged the exclusive on this one, revealing that more than 70 of WWE's finest will do battle in this arcade-style brawler at release on 18th...

  • News Stormzy Is the Star of NBA 2K21's Gameplay Trailer

    Heavy is the head

    NBA 2K21 has debuted some brand new current-gen gameplay, with UK grime superstar Stormzy providing the backing music. The clip mostly focuses on cinematic shots of some of the league’s biggest names, although it is interspersed with real PlayStation 4 gameplay footage, revealing what appears to be a new shot meter. “With...

  • News 2K Sports' New NFL Game to Touchdown on PS5 in 2021

    Will be an arcade alternative to Madden

    2K Sports has signed an agreement with the National Football League Players Association to ensure that the NFL’s biggest stars will appear in “multiple” American football projects it has in the pipeline, the first of which is scheduled to release next year. According to a press release, the...

  • News We Didn't Really Understand This PGA Tour 2K21 Trailer

    Realistic courses, though

    There are occasions when publishers release trailers that fly right over our heads, and this is one example. We understand the principles of what 2K Sports is trying to tell us: PGA Tour 2K21 will feature authentic golf courses based on real-world data. But Terra Imaging boss Karl Engstrom is so enthusiastic about his job...

  • News WWE 2K Battlegrounds Lays the Smackdown from 18th September

    Pin king

    Larger-than-life arcade wrassler WWE 2K Battlegrounds will drop the people’s elbow on the PlayStation 4 from 18th September, publisher 2K Sports has announced. The title, which is developed by NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 maker Saber Interactive, will feature 70 WWE Superstars and Legends at launch – with more to be added post-launch. In...

  • News PS5 Games Could Cost $10 More Than PS4

    NBA 2K21 publisher comments on $69.99 price point

    Update: We asked 2K Sports whether NBA 2K21's increased price point would set a new precedent for the publisher's titles on the PlayStation 5. Here's its response: "2K’s suggested retail prices for its games are meant to represent the value being offered," an NBA 2K spokesperson said. "With nearly...

  • News Zion Williamson Fronts NBA 2K21 on PS5, Damian Lillard on PS4

    Third cover still to be revealed

    Update: As expected, Zion Williamson has been announced as the cover star for NBA 2K21 on PlayStation 5. "His game seems built for the next-generation of NBA superstar; fittingly, a perfect choice to usher in the next-generation of sports gaming with NBA 2K21 on PS5," publisher 2K Sports announced. “Being on the...

  • Review NBA 2K20 - Brilliant Basketball Sim Soured by Businessmen

    Tank for Zion

    Republished on Monday 29th June 2020: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of July's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. There has to be tensions at NBA 2K20 developer Visual Concepts behind-the-scenes. We’re not ones to gossip, but the California-based team must be frustrated...

  • News NBA 2K21 Reveals Just How Much Sweat PS5 Can Render

    It's a lot

    You know damn well this is a next-gen NBA 2K21 trailer, because it’s got Zion Williamson bouncing a ball and sweating more than… No, we could have made a crude joke, but we’re not going to go there. The game’s due out this year on PlayStation 5.

  • News PGA Tour 2K21 Tees Off 21st August on PS4, Features 15 Licensed Courses

    Justin Thomas is inaugural cover star

    As promised, 2K Sports has pulled back the curtain on PGA Tour 2K21, the studio’s upcoming golf simulation game. Due out 21st August on PlayStation 4, the release will build upon HB Studios’ previous effort The Golf Club 2019, bringing back the course creator and online societies that already proved popular...

  • Deal NBA 2K20 Is a Slam Dunk at £3.99 on PS Store

    The last dance

    Looking for a top-notch sports game to keep you occupied during lockdown? NBA 2K20 is a snip at just £3.99 on the European PlayStation Store right now. The series may have its issues with microtransactions, but for less than an Uber ride you’ll get a full-length story campaign, a robust Franchise mode, and the best playin’...

  • News PGA Tour 2K21 Tees Off This Year, Full Reveal on 14th May

    Hole in one

    2K Sports picked up the publishing rights to The Golf Club 2019 last year, and now it’s rebranding HB Studios’ series as PGA Tour 2K21 this year. That puts the golf game’s name in-line with the company’s uber-popular NBA 2K series, with WWE 2K also adopting the branding. A teaser trailer has been released confirming the...