NBA 2K18 Wishlist: After the success of NBA 2K17, we're looking forward to the next instalment in the acclaimed basketball simulation game that has steadily been growing bigger with each passing year. The NBA 2K series has never been devoid of its flaws, but with the last entry, fans felt like the game was inching closer to what it aims to be. Now that we have entered 2017, we have started wondering what NBA 2K18 will be like. With the way the games are progressing, we're pretty sure there will be some new elements to look forward to. We don't quite know what they are, but hey, what's the fault in compiling our own NBA 2K18 wishlist? Read on to find out.
NBA 2K18 Wishlist Features
When NBA 2K17 came out in September last year, it was received rather well by fans and critics for the major improvements that were made, specifically on MyCareer Mode. In general, the modes in NBA 2K17 were satisfactory. In the 2017 game too, we can expect the MyCareer and My Team modes to come with certain tweaks to make playing the game a more realistic experience. We can also expect the MyGM and MyLeague modes to return in NBA 2K18. Coming to the possibility of new modes, however, we think improvements are in order for the existing modes, so perhaps it would be better to focus on some of the other, more basic things that the game so clearly needs to attain perfection. We have added some great things in this exclusive article of NBA 2K18 Wishlist below.
New Engine: NBA 2K17 was a great game all around, but one of the highly criticised aspects of the last game was the technical front. The problem with long-running, formulaic gaming franchises which deliver one game a year is the matter of reinvention. The challenge, as we understand, lies in bringing out a game that does not feel repetitive by packing in a bunch of new features. But that inevitably results in a lack of attention towards technical stability. NBA 2K17 had stellar graphics, and on most platforms, it played out well. But some of the smaller details did not quite work out. The animation on the sidelines, for instance, felt chalky and lifeless, and that did affect the feel of the overall matches. And the face scan glitches have persisted too. One reason for these could be the age old engine that the series has been using for a while now. So the first thing on our NBA 2K18 wishlist is a new, modern engine to handle the improved features that the game will incorporate.
Match Interviews: The NBA 2K series has done a lot to make the game similar in feel to the real sport, and while the process has been slow, it has also been pretty steady. But as the games keep getting better, we feel the need for something extra to add that bit of authenticity. NBA 2K17 took the commentary to a different level, but for NBA 2K18, we want to do interviews before and after a match takes place- the way we have it in the actual sport. This would make for a great way to live out the experience of a true NBA star.
Off the Court Activities: It would be great if in NBA 2K18 we could have our character indulge in some real life activities, like buying a mansion, just hanging out, and other such things that reflect his life off the court after he becomes famous.
VR Compatibility: Last year, 2K released a small NBA 2K experience exclusively for VR platforms like the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Rift. We don't know for certain what the creators' plans are regarding taking the series to the next level, but it looks like they're testing the VR waters with this move. Whether it would be viable for Visual Concepts to come out with a full instalment this year with full VR compatibility remains to be seen, but with the way everyone else is adopting VR tech, NBA 2K18 could be the perfect platform to introduce a VR mode. So yes, we definitely want to see the new game coming with VR support.
While we don't know if all of these features will make their way into the next game in the NBA 2K series, but we certainly expect to see some massive new upgrades. With each passing year, the creators are bringing the experience that the game affords closer to the actual sport, and we know that NBA 2K18 will take that up a notch. But in all honesty, we think that the time is right for major improvements that would leave us craving for more. What do you want to add in this NBA 2K18 Wishlist? Let us know below.