This is Dumb Mondays, starting the workweek off with silly facts or some of my opinions and predictions that you may or may not find interesting. This week I am sharing a dumb pet peeve of mine and will be looking for and responding to your comments throughout the week.
I said it before and I will say it many more times before and after October 7th, it, has, happened! A fully featured PlayStation 4/Xbox One port of NBA 2K15 will be released on PC. Typing that still feels like a lie or some kind of sick rib on the PC community, based entirely on our speculative reasons behind the preceding PC ports. So rather than reflecting on the past to decipher the meaning behind 2K’s decision, I just want to plead with all PC NBA 2K players to keep that same patience I have been preaching all along when it comes to upgrading your computer for NBA 2K15.
We have no idea what the minimum or recommended specifications for NBA 2K15 PC will be, but that did not stop the questions about whether or not a computer was powerful enough for it from arising mere hours after the announcement. Don’t get me wrong, knowing if your computer can or can not run the game or run it on maximum settings at 60fps is very important, I was just hoping we could enjoy the announcement a bit more before complaining about requirements that weren’t announced.
So when it comes to specifications, I have the same advice as before when we knew no details about the PC version.
Wait, and get informed before buying anything.
Sure, we can speculate about what is good or not, but those conversations have already gone through the toilet, recovered, eaten, then flushed again within the course of a week. I am sure that at some point before October 7th we will know what the minimum and recommended specifications are. I am 100% certain that by October 8th the PC community will have a great understanding of what does and does not run the game.
I am not saying that no one should preorder or get the game day one if they want to, but I just want to reiterate that there is no pressure to do that from anyone. Just like how people needed to wait and find out what port we were getting before preordering, if being able to run the game at maximum settings is important to you as well, then wait on the preorder or for specification information before ordering new parts for your computer.
I have a decent computer, i7-3770K, 8gigs of RAM, and a GTX 560 Ti. Even with that, I am not expecting to be able to run the game at maximum settings and still get 60fps. Until we get specifications straight from 2K, the best we can do is look at other next-gen ports and see how our rigs compare. I can run Watch_Dogs and The Golf Club, both PlayStation 4 games, at maximum settings but in the 20-30fps range. So I am pretty sure I will need a new video card to run NBA 2K15 PC like I want to.
Of course, that is my imperfect approach to the issue. I guess I just want to promote patience once again and remind the community that we are not entitled to get this information on our own terms. Especially due to the fact that we are not forced to buy the game right this instant. So the best advice I can give is to wait until there is more information or compare to other ports of similar games. At the very least get yourself informed through our NBA 2K15 forums or other means before possibly making a blind purchase.