2K has a lot on their plate. Every time the year takes a turn, we know that the publisher will churn out some fantastic new titles. They are especially famous for their sporting series, which include huge franchises like the WWE 2K and NBA 2K. Both games have been around for so long that there is little surprise in the fact that a new game will release every year. The latter one, in particular, was first released in the November of 1999. Now nearly two decades on, the games have become increasingly better, yet very different from what used to be pushed out earlier. While the beginnings of the franchise are often hailed as some of the biggest classics in the series, the newer ones have implemented a lot of new technology to improve the overall presentation. With 2017 already halfway through, fans are looking forward to the next game in the series, NBA 2K18.
However, 2K has a lot to think about before rolling out the NBA 2K18 Game. This is because, although a new installment is generally supposed to bring in a lot of improvements, critics were unhappy with the jittery gameplay of NBA 2K17. So even though the game did alright in terms of sales figures, which they owed to a loyal fan base built over the years and some truly unique new aspects which were introduced into the game, many complained about the game’s overall performance. This was largely chalked up to the outdated gaming engine the developers built it on. However, there are no questions regarding the fact that NBA 2K17 was a great game, and had there not been those in-your-face problems on some platforms, its reception would have certainly been much better.
This brings us to NBA 2K18. We know that it is no secret that the game is coming. Moreover, the creators of the franchise confirmed the title pretty early on in the year in January. Coming to the NBA 2K18 release date, the games are usually released during the third quarter of the year, as has been the norm since 2015. NBA 2K18 is also supposed to be launched in September, 2017. No speculation here, for this release window has already been officially confirmed for the upcoming game. However, with 2K sticking to their normal window, we wonder if they will have the time to brush up on whatever has been bothering longtime fans of the series.
However, a brand like 2K is not to be doubted, and we are pretty certain that the widespread feedback they received for NBA 2K17, despite it being a great game overall has led them to think about fixing the root problems. But that is not all. NBA 2K18 will also be really special for a bunch of other reasons.
First off, it will be the first title in the long-running series to be released for the Nintendo Switch. Ever since the release of Nintendo’s new hybrid console this March, the device has taken the gaming world b storm. Not only did the console come with a bunch of original titles, but a number of establishes franchises are flocking to sue its popularity to their advantage. For instance, we know that EA will be releasing an exclusive Switch version for FIFA 18. However, NBA 2K18 was definitely one of the first games of its kind to be confirmed for the console.
This is exciting news, undoubtedly. However, we do need more from 2K in this respect. We hope to see major improvements in the MyPlayer departments with more detailed customization, better playability with a new more updated engine, and other upgrades to keep us engrossed. We hope to see all that and more when NBA 2K18 comes out.