When NBA 2K16 launches later this month, Visual Concepts and 2K say that it will be the “most authentic sports game” on the block. The new game will recognise when your player’s toes leave the ground, there’s the new NBA 2K Pro-Am game mode and team relocation is also in NBA 2K for the first time ever.
But as welcome as all of these features are, one of the most talked about features of the game is that award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee will be working on it. Specifically, he’s developing the story of MyCareer and in a brand new NBA 2K16 cinematic we can see exactly what sort of impact Lee’s work has had on the game.
NBA 2K16 MyCareer Story
In the new cinematic we see the character Frequency Vibrations (players can choose their own character name, with many popular names being supported with voice work) go from NBA hopeful to a shining star of the league. With his agent and his family beside him, your NBA 2K16 character will “represent” his home town and do what he does best; shoot hoops.
Unfortunately, as the trailer also shows, that’s not going to be as easy as an open look at the hoop as NBA 2K16‘s MyCareer mode will also focus on the drama of your character’s life. In one seen we hear someone complaining that they have “nothing” while Frequency has it all and in another, someone seems to be forcing him to do something he doesn’t want to do. Our guy fights back, though, even going as far as calling someone a “blood-sucking leech”.
Plenty have already pointed out that this makes NBA 2K16‘s story look like some kind of movie, and with Spike Lee having put together an estimated 90 minutes of content for MyCareer, it may as well be. The real thing may feel a lot differently, however, despite how dramatic this trailer was, but we’ll soon be able to play thorough the plot for ourselves.
NBA 2K16 will be released on September 29, 2015 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.