After a week of screenshots highlighting some of the additions to My Player mode in NBA 2K12, producer Erick Boenisch has provided us with the fifth Developer Insight which goes into great detail about what we can expect of the mode in terms of new features and improvements to existing ones. Erick explains how you progress through the mode from the Rookie Showcase through to a possible Hall of Fame induction and everything in between, including another rundown of the pre-Draft interviews, mock Draft and the 2011 Draft itself, contract negotiations and paychecks that can be spent on increasing ratings and adding new dunk packages.
Of note, Erick also mentions that NBA 2K12’s My Player will feature “Key Games”, so you won’t have to play each and every game in the season but rather elect to play games that feature key matchups, rival teams or have playoff implications, with stats from simulated games still counting towards the Hall of Fame goals. He also touches upon the expanded endorsements, player abilities, dynamic goals, press conferences, drills, playcalling and the starting rating. Finally, we get a teaser of some Association information as Erick mentions that Adam Silver was brought in to record audio for the second round of the Draft, hinting that he and David Stern will be featured during the Draft in Association as well as My Player. It’s well worth checking out, give it a read and join in the discussion here in the Forum.
Ronnie has also mentioned on Twitter that the next week and a half will be all about gameplay, including a word from Mike Wang.