Owen Good has posted an article over on Kotaku discussing the impact of the NBA lockout on NBA 2K12, in particular the lack of roster updates out of the box. Owen also confirms that the 34 historic teams will not be playable online, as it was with the Jordan Challenge teams in NBA 2K11.
He also weighs in on the predictions that NBA 2K12’s sales could be cut in half due to the lockout preventing updated rosters and rookies from being included in the base game, suggesting it is an overreaction (an assessment I would be inclined to agree with). For those who are unaware, updated rosters and rookies will be patched in to the game once the lockout has ended, though rookie speech and faces will be available in the game files out of the box which is something we’ll hopefully be able to take advantage of in the modding community.
What’s your take on the situation? Does the absence of updated rosters or inability to take historic teams online affect your decision to buy NBA 2K12? Leave a comment below or post your thoughts in this thread.