Everything you need to know about Next-Gen NBA 2K14 – MyCareer, MyGm, Gameplay & Gamemodes
2K held a press today revealing most of the new features and went in depth about all new features in the game.
NBA 2K14 will be introducing a brand new engine to the game called the Eco Motion. This new engine is built from ground up and not a port.
NBA 2K14 New Features:
NBA2K14 Next Gen will have a new intro and four main pillars: NBA Today, MyTeam, MyCareer, & MyGM. NBA Today is completely different from the current gen version.. NBA Today for next gen will have daily zaps from the NBA and will show game highlights from previous nights games… so now you can see highlights of your favorite team if you missed them. All of your NBA news will be available on your Next Gen console.
NBA 2K14 Gameplay:
The introduction and presentation for 5v5 gameplay is brand new. The movement and animations are much better because of Eco Motion. The gameplay feels completely different than any other NBA game.. the physics are lifelike. Now speaking to ball handling. Eco Motion allows them to track true physics. Ball spinning when dribbling, ball in hands. Tangible object. New animation system has smooth transitional blends between moves, real life wing spans that affect gameplay. The game feels alive. For example, a shooter won’t land the same way two times. Animation will adapt to the situation. Coach will adapt to what is happening in the game. So game plans will dynamically change based on what other teams are doing. Showcasing how A.I adapts to your play. A “Human dynamic change” that coaches will implement. Only on next gen is this possible. There is also a new feature called the Emotion + which will categorize all the players personalities. Each player will have their own personalities like Kobe will be the Alpha Dog.
NBA 2K14 Graphics:
The graphics are stunning even on a default camera, this is all possible because of the new engine Eco Motion. Eco Motion shows brand new animations and new movements to the game. Level of detail showcased in clip with arena angles, behind backboards, cameramen, cords. mics etc. Level of detail is stunning. LEDs in score clock and jumbotron act like how LED is supposed to. Measured in Kelvin and reflected against other surfaces. Each Arena is redone to make it seem like real in each angle. Each player was face scanned personally, Kobe after his face scan “GTFO here”. Each players had different faces from smiling to mad to happy.
MyGm game mode is basically the connected franchise of Madden NFL… in this game mode you will be your MyPlayer and will control a team, if you do good you will be praised but if you do bad you can be fired. Your job will be to have conversation with your team and sell hot dogs and keep the franchise running. It has unique attributes on how you react with owners, players and the world around you. You have to keep the locker room intact. This is the complete evolution of association mode. Decisions and reactions is what this mode is all about.
MyCareer has a brand new look, your MyPlayer this year will look more lifelike from new hairs, tattoos and more details put into how your MyPlayer looks. This year MyCareer will be story driven, it is different from past years. Over 40 hours of gameplay in your first year alone. This year your MyPlayer will have rivals, agents, and friends. There are tons of new conversations added in MyCareer, this year you really interact with the gamemode.
When you’re not balling in MyCAREER, you can hang out with hundreds of MyPlayers in the Park. Open field of courts shown with hundreds of MyPlayers playing. This can be a new gamemode, more details on it soon.
Just recieved news that the offline Association mode is gone from the game, no details on online yet.. but no more association mode, most likely replaced by GM mode.
NBA 2K14 runs at 1080p/60fps on both PS4 and Xbox One