The breakthrough for me came when I was going through all the menus and realized I could lock control to a single player, effectively turning MyLeague into a solo career starring Kelsey Plum, a point guard I came to appreciate in NBA Live 19 last year. Available in Play Now and Season modes, fans of the franchise will be able to take control of their favorite WNBA players for the first time and experience gameplay animations, play styles and visuals built exclusively around the women’s game. Though MyLeague has large numbers of players (mainly through its online league support) and got a thorough reconditioning in NBA 2K19, its new details also serve the MyGM mode, which wraps the same level of multi-year franchise management in a rich role-playing layer. About Take-Two Interactive Software About 2K

“We’ve been working with the WNBA and their top players to recreate a hyper-realistic version of their league with pinpoint accuracy. Hell, there’s the full system-optimization menu, where I can evaluate how well my lineup works given a particular focus (quick offense, pressure defense and what have you). Thus most of the attention is on MyGM.

“For years, fans have requested the ability to play as some of their favorite WNBA stars,” said Jeff Thomas, SVP of Development, Visual Concepts. The women’s league in MyLeague shows that sports games’ big systems work for them too. The presentation overall lags behind the NBA side of things, but that’s mainly through the broadcast graphics.

That is the backbone of MyCareer play, so we know it can include women. All 12 WNBA Teams and Players are Ready to Play on September 6. All game modes featuring the WNBA will be available to play when NBA 2K20 is released worldwide on September 6, 2019. MyTeam, the fantasy sports/collection mode, also hogs the spotlight, though its attention is not always a good thing. QuickPlay or Play WNBA. Jones, at 6-6, also handles the ball a lot better than a 7-foot man (indeed, Jones’ ratings in both ball handling and speed with the ball are well above average for a power forward). That said, NBA Live 19 had barely any player-specific commentary for its one-off WNBA games, and NBA Live 18 had none at all. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™, Mafia and XCOM® franchises; the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series; Evolve™ and Battleborn®; the popular WWE® 2K franchise and NBA® 2K, the highest rated* annual sports title of this console generation. Many of the top WNBA superstars, like Parker and A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces, have been scanned into NBA 2K20 earlier this year using our best-in-class motion capture technology to create the most realistic simulation on the market. The core stuff of a sports title works for them, too, and now there’s proof. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. “We’ve been working with the WNBA and their top players to modify our basketball simulation engine to replicate the WNBA on-court experience. First of all, NBA 2K is a complicated game made a lot easier when you only control one player, thanks to the game’s AI and playcalling systems (both of which, again, serve WNBA play).

All 12 WNBA Teams and Players are Ready to Play on September 6. But elsewhere in the suite, such take-it-for-granted things as dynamic player progression, team chemistry effects and badges (special traits and perks for star players) are also working for the WNBA. No portion of may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. But Visual Concepts has been playing the how-do-we-outdo-ourselves game every year for a decade, and usually winning. Stats tracking is also meaningless in shorter side-mode treatments. This is even more apparent the further you are from the basket. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Visual Concepts, Firaxis Games, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games and newly formed, to-be-named studio in Silicon Valley. Online Account (13+) required to access online features.

The WNBA in MyLeague is short in two key areas: no online leagues, and no means of creating or editing players. Games begin with a text-only lineup and that’s it. EA Tiburon may have put women in The One last year, but it was only for the pickup basketball portion. “Growing up, I always remembered watching male athletes on TV and playing as them in video games.

All 12 WNBA Teams and Players are Ready to Play on September 6.

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That has been the extent of things for the WNBA in NBA Live and women’s national teams in FIFA. All 12 WNBA Teams and Players are Ready to Play on September 6. FIFA 20 has mixed-gender competition this year, but it’s in the street soccer Volta Football mode. The question now is when. 2K Sports has been best-in-class for broadcast presentation for more than a decade, and the dialogue is one area where Visual Concepts gave the WNBA its full attention. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. New York – August 8, 2019 – 2K today announced all 12 WNBA teams and players are making their debut in NBA® 2K20…

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