“Incredibly beautiful” is how we described the PS3 version of 2K’s premier basketball sim in our NBA 2K14 review and we even went on to call it “the Mona Lisa” of iterations when pitted against NBA 2K13 but oh how wrong we were. For the real star of the show is NBA 2K14 on PS4, the glorious next generation version of a game that was already exceptional. When games are launch titles on a console, they make big promises, with NBA 2K14 on PS4 being no exception, but in a new gameplay trailer, it looks set to deliver.
In the new trailer, titled ‘OMG’, you’re informed that all of the gameplay included is “PS4 in-game footage taken from various camera angles” a statement which in itself is 2K daring to be bold and take a gamble with NBA 2K14’s graphical fidelity. They were right to do so too, because this game looks insanely good, like looking through a fresh pair of contacts when you were previously wearing glasses smeared with butter and clay. The King of Hoops, Lebron James himself is of course featured, being the game’s cover star, along with LA Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and Houston Rockets’ James Harden all in tow for a dunk and three-point-a-thon which you can enjoy after the break.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to watch the NBA 2K14 PS4 gameplay trailer.
Comparing NBA 2K13 to NBA 2K14 on a more detailed level, those shirt and short swishes that we were so impressed with on current gen have been ramped up to double, triple hyper realistic level on PS4, with the cloth looking dynamic like a real piece of fabric. Underneath those name and number emblazoned shirts, the character models look nothing shy of phenomenal, with skin glistening with all of the sweaty beauty of a man who has just completed a massive dunk off a fast-break.
We also get a small glimpse of the crowd, who finally look like real, actual people and not soggy, trodden on cardboard cut-outs, which is a huge bonus to the already lifting atmosphere that NBA 2K14 is so good at creating. The bottom line is that NBA 2K14 on PS4 looks great, will likely play great and we are very much looking forward to it.
The NBA 2K14 release date is November 15th on PS4 and November 22nd on Xbox One.