The basketball simulation video game “NBA 2K16” is about to be released by 2K Sports in the next few days for the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and the PC and judging from the anticipation and excitement of gamers, it seems like the game developer has another winner that will sure to keep its profits up for the next couple of months.
Typical of 2K Sports, however, the game developer simply does not want the predecessor game of “NBA 2K16,” the “NBA 2K15,” to go quietly into the night just like that.
Normally, basketball simulation games of 2K Sports last up to three to five years before gamers start considering playing the newer versions particularly those who are new to the franchise.
But those who have been parts of the franchise for quite some time, they value the timeline of 2K Sports for its basketball simulation games because it is parallel to the current NBA season and the updates are in line with the present-day league.
So if they continue to play “NBA 2K14” for instance even until this time, they would not be expecting any updates or the see the improvement in the level of skills of players like Stephen Curry or James Harden or Anthony Davis. These players came of age during the past season and thus, made the cover of “NBA 2K16.”
Keeping the game exciting
2K Sports decided to give “NBA 2K15” one final push among gamers before it stops providing an update to it once “NBA 2K16” officially comes out.
Towards the end of last month, the developer has made available a number of cheats and locker codes for “NBA 2K15” for this month which enabled gamers to get as much as 6,000 Virtual Currency (VC) points, play using an ABA ball, new shoes, add skill points, unlock achievement of claiming 20 contracts, and get either a random prize or just a plain surprise, details the Franchise Herald.
2K Sports posted the locker codes on Twitter which also assured gamers that they will also get special points for “NBA 2K15” in line with the official release of “NBA 2K16,” details the Christian Today.
Gamers have until the end of September to capitalize on these cheats and locker codes for “NBA 2K15” as it is likely that 2K Sports will no longer have any updates to the game once “NBA 2K16” is officially out.
For those who are eyeing to purchase the “NBA 2K16” as addition to the current “NBA 2K15, the game developer has started accepting pre-orders that would feature an “Early Tipoff Weekend.” The event would allow gamers to play the game on September 25, just a few days before the actual release of “NBA 2K16.”
Accordingly, those who pre-ordered “NBA 2K16” would be given amazing bonuses that include 35,000 VC points for “NBA 2K15,” 10,000 VC points for “NBA 2K16,” and a MyTeam VIP complete Emerald packs that comes with a guaranteed Emerald player.
The next best thing
Many gamers are still hooked on the “NBA 2K15.” While waiting for “NBA 2K16” which promises to bring in more improvements and new features, the next best thing for the game developed by 2K Sports and published by EA, is settling with “NBA 2K15.”
When it was released last year, “NBA 2K15” takes pride with the fact that it came from the same franchise that was already nominated for 70 ‘Game of the Year’ awards.
The cover featured 2013-14 NBA regular season MVP Kevin Durant in its cover and came with an electric soundtrack curated by internationally-renowned artist and producer Pharrell Williams.
When the game hit the gaming consoles and the PC in September last year, it came with unprecedented life-like graphics, ultra-realistic NBA gameplay, among other things.
“NBA 2K15” also featured a good number of significant gameplay improvements from its predecessor, the “NBA 2K14,” including 5,000 new animations, all-new defensive AI, shooting systems, new team-specific play sets, more control over rebounding, steals, and blocks, making gamers feel really engaged in every basketball decision and action they make in the game.
The video game also features broadcast-style presentation hosted by Ernie Johnson and Shaq, who delivers authentic commentary and analysis to the on-court action.