Tag: 2k Sports

  • News NBA 2K22 Is on a Quest for Greatness in PS5, PS4's Season 4

    Launching on 14th January

    Basketball sim NBA 2K22’s seasonal structure continues, with Season 4’s Quest for Greatness, headlined by superstars Dwayne Wade and Candace Park. Getting underway from 14th January, you’ll find new content across all of the games main modes, including MyCareer and MyTeam. For example, the City will introduce a batch...

  • News NBA 2K22 Is on a Quest for Greatness in PS5, PS4's Season 4

    Launching on 14th January

    Basketball sim NBA 2K22’s seasonal structure continues, with Season 4’s Quest for Greatness, headlined by superstars Dwayne Wade and Candace Park. Getting underway from 14th January, you’ll find new content across all of the games main modes, including MyCareer and MyTeam. For example, the City will introduce a batch...

  • News NBA 2K22's Season 3 Update Adds New Modes, Music, and Festive Spirit

    Blue balls

    While most seasonal updates settle for a handful of new cosmetics, 2K Sports has already proven that it’s going to take things to the extreme with NBA 2K22. Therefore it’s no surprise that the basketball sim’s latest update includes new modes, music, and much, much more. Iced Out is already available now, and is meaty to say the...

  • News WWE 2K22 Looks Like It Could Be a Smackdown on PS5, PS4

    MyGM returns

    More news was promised for January 2022, but as 2K Sports admits, it simply couldn’t keep quiet any longer. Here’s the headline: WWE 2K22 looks like it could actually deliver, after years of dreadful wrestling games. This is definitely a teaser trailer, with more information to follow next year, but it should be enough to have fans...

  • News NBA 2K22 Adds New Quests, Content in Build Your Empire Season Refresh

    We go again

    Unbelievably, it’s been six weeks since NBA 2K22 released, which means it’s time to Build Your Empire. The second season of content for 2K Sports’ basketball sim is out now, and such is the structure of the release, it brings with it an absolute bunch of new stuff. The highlights in MyCareer are a golden trike and skeleton outfit,...

  • Review PGA Tour 2K21 (PS4) - Sim Will Suit Golf Fans to a Tee

    Green screen

    Republished on Wednesday 29th September 2021: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. 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...

  • Review NBA 2K22 (PS5) - Basketball Sim Is At Its Best on the Court

    That's a rap

    For as much as fans complain about annual sports games playing the same, NBA 2K22 genuinely does feel dramatically different. A complete rewrite to the defensive gameplay means no longer can you ghost past 7-foot interior beasts like they’re made of paper, as you’ll have to actually work to engineer open looks and lanes to the...

  • News Like a Good Neighbour, Jake from State Farm Is in NBA 2K22

    Full face scan and everything

    Like a good neighbour, State Farm is there – including in NBA 2K22. The American insurance firm is a huge advertiser during primetime sports events in the United States, including the NFL and NBA, so it’s perhaps no surprise to see 2K Sports sign a partnership with the organisation and inject some ads within the...

  • Site News NBA 2K22 PS5, PS4 Review - Where Is It?

    It's coming, a'ight

    We’ve already published our Tales of Arise PS5 review and Life Is Strange: True Colors PS5 review, so you may be wondering where our NBA 2K22 review is. This one is going to take a little while, we’re afraid: that’s because due to the online nature of the release we only received review code until about an hour before...

  • News NBA 2K22 Is an Ankle Breaking 109GB on PS5, 100GB on PS4

    Larger than life

    Make some space, because NBA 2K22 is enormous on both PlayStation 5 and PS4 – just like its predecessors, we suppose. On the next-gen console, you’re looking at an eye-watering 108.897GB, with the last-gen version not far behind at 99.137GB. That’s a scary file size, so if you have purchased it from the PS Store, you’ll...

  • News NBA 2K22's Franchise Mode Focuses on Staff and Training

    Deeper than ever

    Madden NFL 22 made some pretty big improvements to its Franchise mode this year, but when you see what 2K Sports is doing with MyNBA on the PlayStation 5, it serves as a reminder of just how far behind the American football franchise is. While EA Sports added offensive and defensive coordinators, NBA 2K22 will allow you to assign up...

  • News NBA 2K22's Career Mode Is Now Essentially an Open World RPG on PS5

    Take on quests, become a star

    We reported on the new City in the PlayStation 5 version of NBA 2K22 earlier today, but now we have the full Courtside Report, which digs into all the details. The main takeaway is that the new Career mode is basically an open world RPG, as opposed to a Telltale-style story with a few games of basketball in between...

  • News NBA 2K22 Brings Bicycle Races, Rapping to PS5's City

    There's some basketball, too

    Update: You can find out more about NBA 2K22's updated City in this article, which explains how it's effectively becoming an open world RPG this year. Original Story: The long-awaited trailer for NBA 2K22’s new City has finally

  • News NBA 2K22's MyTeam Iterates on Controversial Card Collecting Mode

    Holographics! Grading! Drafts! More!

    Look, we get that the gacha element is exorbitantly expensive, but 2K Sports is generally quite generous with its card collecting modes. NBA 2K21 allowed you to assemble a pretty deadly squad without spending a cent, and while we can’t say for sure that NBA 2K22 will be the same, the very nature of basketball...

  • News NBA 2K22 Puts the Spotlight on Defense in Full Gameplay Breakdown

    Rejection

    NBA 2K22 will be slightly faster than its predecessor, according to an enormous blog post delving into its headline gameplay improvements. The enormous rundown discusses how you can expect “faster” dribbling with “much tighter control”, but the emphasis is mostly on defense. 2K Sports states that the “shot contest and blocking...

  • News NBA 2K22 PS5 Gameplay Trailer Throws It Down

    Put a dunk on it

    Well, then – here’s your first look at NBA 2K22 “gameplay”. We put that in quotes not necessarily to be snarky, but to note that it’s not technically gameplay at all. Alright, there’s no doubt this is captured using PlayStation 5 footage, but all of the fancy camera angles aren’t really representative of what you’ll...

  • News NBA 2K22 Fleshes Out WNBA Mode, But It's Still Next-Gen Only

    Make connections with the league's biggest stars

    NBA 2K22 will add some meat to the bones of its WNBA mode The W this year, offering more variety during off-days – including the ability to train with some of the league’s biggest stars. You’ll be able to hook up with the likes of Candace Parker, A’ja Wilson, and Nneka Ogwumike in a variety of...

  • News NBA 2K22 Adding Go-Karts for the Most Dedicated Ballers

    A MyCareer reward for reaching Level 40

    Well, well, well. 2K Sports had promised we’d get our first glimpse at NBA 2K22’s Seasons this week, and here’s the information drop. As previously announced, the publisher will be adding Battle Pass-esque content to MyCareer and The W this year, in addition to MyTeam. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem...

  • News 2K Sports Taking NBA 2K22 Marketing to the Buzzer on PS5, PS4

    Buzzer beater

    Aside from player ratings and an initial information drop, 2K Sports is operating on an unprecedentedly short marketing cycle for NBA 2K22. In fact, following the news of WWE 2K22’s delay, many fans felt Visual Concepts’ basketball sim would be next in line. Perhaps in an attempt to allay fears,

  • News WWE 2K22 Stashes the Spandex and Steroids Until March 2022

    Delaying the smackdown

    WWE 2K22 has been delayed until March 2022, as 2K Sports battles to get the wrestling series back on track. The annual series took a year off in 2020 after the disastrous WWE 2K20, and has now been delayed out of its traditional holiday slot. In a press release, the publisher said that the title has been “redefined from the...

  • News NBA 2K22 Screenshots Drive to the Hoop as Ratings Roll Out

    It's over 90

    NBA 2K22 has reached the point in its promotional cycle when social media mangers squeeze every last ounce of interest out of player ratings. Frankly, we’re not all that fussed about these arbitrary scores – we know they affect gameplay, obviously – but fans go gaga over their favourites being ranked, and it’s an opportunity to...

  • News NBA 2K22 to Stay Fresh with Evolving PS5, PS4 Soundtrack

    New songs every season

    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...

  • 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...