Most gamers know and recognize NBA 2K as the sim oriented pro basketball game that has always captivated fans worldwide. The franchise was first developed by Sega dream cast between 1999 and 2011 but was taken over by publishers 2K. The game is in its 15th year of franchise with NBA 2K15 just released. With most improved features such as Myleague and Mycareer NBA 2K14 elevated the standards for next gen consoles which means NBA 2K15 will need to maintain such standards if it wants to meet the expectations of the future. With a cover featuring Kevin Durant the game is already receiving a mixed fan response which will provide 2K a grounding for revised features in NBA 2K16.
NBA 2K15 has given gamers worldwide many reasons to anticipate improved gameplay and HD graphics that is fundamental to the games success. With NBA 2K16, it is highly possible that developers 2K are already in wait and watch mode. There have been multiple reviews spread over forums screaming for improvements in simulation and technicalities. Perhaps it is now time for 2K to sit up and take note of incorporating all that has been left out in the latest version.
With true collision physics, gamers want much more physical interaction and less game defaults. Improved ratio between rating and actual skill as well as useless foul calls is all some aspects that need to be present in NBA 2K16 if they are not in the present version. By studying the trend of a new release every year, 2K will ultimately work towards an October 2015 release of NBA 2K16. Perhaps this is the strategy of 2K which base a new release on improvement of predecessor versions. It is also likely that NBA 2K16 will see a return of features that were responsible for the initial success of the game.
One important factor governing the video game industry as all gamers know is the mega show video game convention E3. It will not be hard to guess the fact that the E3 will provide 2K with a perfect platform for launching NBA 2k16 and thereafter a release in Oct 15. Perhaps this is what 2K has been waiting for if more and more drawbacks crop up in NBA 2K15. This will mean that fans will have no option but to buy the present version and wait patiently for the next. Call it business sense or faulty fan perception 2K will need this time to take serious note of all major suggestions rather than basing improvements on earlier features that have been removed.
The NBA 2K franchise has held a certain edge over the other sim related sports games and is a major competitor to developer EA sports version of sim games. With NBA 2K14 showcasing a wider range of compatibility even with the iPad, it is introspection time for 2K to produce a further degree of elevation to combat any negativity received from NBA 2K15. An October 2015 release date would somehow be perfect for 2K, as it gives the developers a whole year to get back to the drawing board. Perhaps if they were to focus more on the gaming aspect rather than side earning options then perhaps NBA 2K16 will live up to the promises of being the perfect sim game.