8 Things you must know about NBA 2K20

8 Things you must know about NBA 2K20

For most of us, basketball lovers, this is the game we’ve all been waiting ever since NBA 2K19 was released. In this NBA 2K20 review we’ll talk about some new features and improvements regarding the last version. You can also find out when you’ll be able to purchase this upcoming game as well as would you be able to run it. For all those information, enjoy our review.

Release date and consoles

NBA 2K20 will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch as well as on PC. The official release date is set strategically to be September 6th. That’s right before the mass-shopping day of the year-Black Friday. The prices are also published.

This year’s NBA comes in three editions. The standard package will cost you close to 60$, Digital Deluxe 80$, and the last one The Legend Edition is worth 100$. If you were wondering what you get for this money, it’s a more virtual currency, skill points, skill boosts, etc. And remember, these are all starting prices if you could hold on for a couple of days until Black Friday you might be able to save a few bucks.

Demo and MyPLAYER

The developers decided to give us a little taste of the game ahead of its official release by giving us a chance to download the demo version. It should be noted that the demo will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch but not on PC. Still, we think this is a great way to get to know the game before the full version comes up.

In the demo, you can start MyCAREER mode and try out different looks for your player. What we think is great is the new, improved MyPLAYER builder. The amount of combinations is insane, and we are sure that it would please the neediest users. Another great feature is that your work won’t go to waste when the NBA 2K20 is released because the player can be transferred when the game comes out.

Famous roles in story mode

The biggest surprise for us during NBA 2K20 review was the appearance of some famous people as part of the story. Some of which are Idris Elba, Ernie Hudson, Rosario Dawson and some more. They are all there to bring complete experience of the story mode. The legend himself, LeBron James, appears too from time to time.

Legendary teams

For the lovers of basketball history, this game brings us about ten new legendary teams. In combination with previous ones and with All-Decade teams there is a total pool of over 100 iconic teams to pick. Some of them are 2002-03 Phoenix Suns, 2006-07 Washington Wizards, 2013-04 Los Angeles Clippers, and couple more great generation teams.

WNBA makes its appearance

In the weeks after the announcement of the game, developers confirmed that the WNBA would make its debut. A long-awaited mode is finally here. In their opening statement officials convinced us that they are putting the same work in looks and body movement as in the classic NBA. Developers say that they doubled face scan count because of WNBA witch would ensure a better experience.

Player rankings

What is probably the most awaited part of every NBA game are the player rankings. All of us want to know which player progressed the most and which one is the best. We can’t give you the whole list, but we can show you the TOP 20 players by the stats, and here they are:

1. LeBron James: 97
2. Kawhi Leonard: 97
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 96
4. Kevin Durant: 96
5. James Harden: 96
6. Stephen Curry: 95
7. Anthony Davis: 94
8. Paul George: 93
9. Damian Lillard: 92
10. Joel Embiid: 91
11. Kyrie Irving: 91
12. Nikola Jokic: 90
13. Russell Westbrook: 90
14. Klay Thompson: 89
15. Karl-Anthony Towns: 89
16. Jimmy Butler: 88
17. Kemba Walker: 88
18. Donovan Mitchell: 88
19. Rudy Gobert: 88
20. Blake Griffin: 88

NBA 2K20 Mobile

Like the year before, we will also have a mobile version. The release date isn’t officially announced, but we suspect it would be somewhere around the official console release. We can’t expect this game to be as good as the ones on PC or PS4 simply because of the limitations of mobile devices. The experience might not be the same, but we think true fans would know to appreciate this.

Will I be able to run NBA 2K20 on my PC?

PC Minimum Requirements

  •         Hard drive: Approximately 70GB
  •         RAM: 4 GB
  •         OS: Windows® 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
  •         Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB / ATI Radeon HD 7870 1GB or better
  •         CPU: Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 805 @ 2.50 GHz or better
  •         Video RAM: 1 GB

PC Recommended Requirements

  •         Hard drive: Approximately 70GB
  •         RAM: 8 GB
  •         OS: Windows® 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
  •         Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB / ATI Radeon R9 280 2GB or better
  •         CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 @ 3 GHz / AMD FX-8370 @ 3.4 GHz or better
  •         Video RAM: 2 GB

Overall Experience

As regards to the gameplay, developers made improvements where needed. Motion engine received an upgrade to make the movement more natural and realistic. Attention has also been paid in the Off-ball working as most of the time players spend on the court is without the ball. We also noticed the AI had improved a lot, offering more challenging games.

We can’t be more excited about this game than we already are. Just when you think you can’t be surprised new features get announced. The demo felt great with all the improvements, both graphic and mechanic. We can only wait for the September 6th to enjoy the full version. We hope you found our NBA 2K20 review useful.

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