NBA 2K16 is marketing itself as the sports sim that has everything. In addition to having the series’ biggest soundtrack to date, the game will also feature the ‘Pro-Am’ game mode which will let you team up and throw down with your friends online, customising everything from your team’s name to the look of your jerseys. And we can’t forget MyCareer either, as developer Visual Concepts has brought Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee on board to help with the story.
Joining these NBA 2K16 features is Team Relocation. No NBA team has relocated since 2008, when the Seattle SuperSonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder, but it’s a welcome addition to the game nonetheless. Read the full details after the break.
NBA 2K16 Team Relocation
Team Relocation will be available in the MyLeague and MyGM game modes. You can pick from around 60 different places, such as Seattle, Honolulu and Vancouver, choosing where in the state/city your team will be located (e.g downtown or the suburbs) and looking at the benefits that each location would offer you (e.g high levels of attendance, low operating costs, and the cost of upgrading your arena). You can also look at things like the population of the city and if any teams are already situated there.
Relocating your team grants you access to a full customisation suite. Your team will need a brand new name, of course, and you’ll be able to change that, along with the logo, the uniforms, and the arenas. In fact, there’s so much customisation that you can even choose the style of the Jumbotron as well as which sound effects are played during key game events (e.g after a slam dunk or a successful three-pointer).
But everything hinges on whether or not your board accepts your Team Relocation application. As the above screenshot shows, the board will vote on whether they agree with the move or not, and so taking all of those benefits (the attendance etc. as mentioned) and even tax breaks into account will be a vital part of the process important.
It might seem like a lot to think about but NBA 2K16‘s more management focused players will appreciate that they are being catered to as much as their on-court focused compadres are.
NBA 2K16 will be released on September 29, 2015 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.