NBA 2K19 - MyTEAM blog, trailer, and motion capture footage

Hello everyone! Erick Boenisch, Senior Producer for NBA 2K19, back one more time to give you an inside look at what you can expect in MyTEAM this year. The incredibly talented team here at Visual Concepts has been working hard to craft a completely new MyTEAM feature set for you in NBA 2K19. Fortunately for me, I get the privilege to tell you all about what they have done!

As a kid growing up, I was an avid collector of basketball cards. I’ll never forget the feeling of pulling card #1b from the 1992-93 Upper Deck set, one Shaquille O’Neal. Or the 1989-90 Hoops David Robinson rookie card. As a lifelong collector, those fleeting moments when you have pulled something special can be feelings and emotions that stick with you throughout your life. Unfortunately, for physical basketball cards, into the case they go at that point. The fun generally ends there. Conversely, this is one of the many beauties of MyTEAM. When you get that card you have been coveting, the fun is only just beginning. This year, we are really all about showing you a good time, and giving you more opportunities than ever to enjoy your collection!

Check out the full blog here

NBA 2K19 soundtrack to be curated by Travis Scott, available to stream now

The NBA 2K19 soundtrack features a variety of current Hip-Hop and Pop artists providing high energy and a fresh listening experience for all virtual ballers.

Stream the soundtrack here

NBA 2K18 Hits Franchise Sales Record

2K today announced that NBA® 2K18 has now sold-in more than 10 million units, setting a new record for the franchise. Since its inception in 1999, the NBA 2K franchise has sold-in more than 80 million units worldwide and is the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series of the past 17 years*.

NBA 2K18 featured the Boston Celtics’ star point guard, Kyrie Irving and 2016 Basketball Hall of Famer, Shaquille O'Neal on the covers of the Standard and Legend Editions, respectively. This is a major milestone in 2K’s 19-year history of delivering the most thrilling NBA basketball action.

“NBA 2K18 is our highest-selling sports title ever, and a testament to the tireless hard work and innovation of the team at Visual Concepts,” said Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive. “The ability to improve consistently upon an annual series and grow its audience reflects the team’s drive to remain on the leading-edge of pop culture and finding new and exciting ways to captivate and engage players.”

The NBA 2K franchise features all the exciting on-court action that comes from a real NBA game, and NBA 2K18 introduced The Neighborhood - an online, connected world inside NBA 2K, allowing players to immerse themselves in the off-the-court lifestyle of an NBA star.

“Without the tremendous passion, ambition, and dedication of the entire team at Visual Concepts, a milestone of this magnitude wouldn’t be possible,” said Greg Thomas, President, Visual Concepts. “It’s incredibly rewarding that the team’s hard work and desire to achieve greatness in NBA 2K has reached so many fans around the globe, and now we look forward to the challenge of setting new benchmarks with the upcoming release of NBA 2K19.”

In addition to the state-of-the-art simulation that NBA 2K is known for, the franchise has remained on the cutting-edge of pop culture by partnering with the hottest celebrities in film, music and pop culture, such as Michael B Jordan, Spike Lee, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Drake, DJ Khaled and Justin Bieber, and has featured in-game partnerships with top brands including Nike, Gatorade, Ruffles, Jordan Brand, Reese’s Puffs, Under Armour, Foot Locker, New Era, State Farm, Spalding, Tissot, Mountain Dew, Mitchell & Ness, JBL, Adidas, and Kia.

NBA 2K is sold in over 122 countries and has reached local audiences with regional releases including NBA 2K Online and the upcoming NBA 2K Online 2 in Asia. In 2018, Take-Two formed a joint-venture with the NBA to form the NBA 2K League launching the first-ever professional eSports league built around a simulation sports video game.

2K Grows NBA® Video Game Portfolio as Publisher of NBA 2K Playgrounds 2

New York – July 24, 2018 – 2K today announced that they will publish the next great arcade-action sports game from developer Saber Interactive - NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. This over-the-top, two-on-two basketball experience will complement the best-selling NBA 2K simulation franchise and expand 2K’s footprint in the basketball video game space.

“The original NBA Playgrounds was a fantastic throwback to the glory days of arcade-action sports,” said Greg Thomas, President, Visual Concepts. “The new NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 will step up this energy and attitude big time – with a bit of added NBA 2K flair – giving fans of both franchises an exciting new way to game with friends around the world.”

“No one is more committed to bringing fans a great basketball experience than 2K. We can’t wait to share more on how we’re teaming up to make NBA 2K Playgrounds 2’s incredible arcade action bigger and better than ever for players,” said Saber CEO Matt Karch.

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 will be released in fall 2018 on the Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC.

For the latest updates on NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, visit playgroundsgame.com, and follow the series on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is not yet rated.

NBA 2K19 - another round of player ratings

McFarlane Toys creating NBA 2K19 action figures that include bonus digital Locker Codes

McFarlane Toys is creating a line of action figures for use with NBA 2K19. The figures will include Locker Codes to use in NBA 2K19's MyTeam mode. Redeem a code to get a McFarlane Pack, which contains one Ruby Card for a random player. The action figure lineup includes NBA MVP James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors, Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks, Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics, and NBA 2K19 cover star Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. You'll be able to find the action figures at Walmart this August, which each costing $24.96.

NBA 2K19 - Jason Tatum's player rating revealed

Oh man, there are going to be a lot of these player rating reveals, aren't there? I have no idea who these people are or how well these rankings line up with their real-life actions. Once again, if you feel like 2K is off the mark, hit them up via the Twitter poll above and let them know!

NBA 2K19 - Lebron James' player rating revealed

Looks like you can cast a vote on Twitter to let 2K know if you think Lebron's rating should be higher/lower, or it's just right. I have no idea here, as I don't follow basketball. I'm sure some of you will have very strong opinions, though!

Take-Two shares an official statement on WWE 2K19 skipping Switch

We learned the other day that WWE 2K19 is not coming to Switch. If you wanted the official statement from Take-Two confirming that information, we have it for you below.

“The game will not be available on Nintendo Switch. 2K is focused on making the best possible experience for WWE 2K fans and will continue evaluating all opportunities to deliver the franchise across additional platforms.”