In the wake of the outcry over inaccessible saves following the shutdown of NBA 2K14’s servers, 2K has decided to extend online support for the game. Responding to inquiries from Polygon, a 2K Sports representative confirmed that online services have been restored for NBA 2K14, and that online support will henceforth be extended from 18 to 27 months. The full statement (via Polygon) is as follows:
2K has restored the NBA 2K14 servers and all online services. Beginning today, we are extending the support of all NBA 2K servers from 18 to 27 months following each release, giving our players more time to experience and enjoy the highest rated NBA simulation video game franchise. The opinions of our community continue to have a positive impact on our business decisions as we strive to create the best possible experience for all of our fans.
This is certainly good news, though the use of cloud saves still remains a contentious issue, and will hopefully be handled with care by both 2K and EA moving forward.