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NBA 2K20 Demo Coming August 21st (PS4, X1, & Switch)

NBA 2K20 Demo

2K has announced that the NBA 2K20 Demo will be available on August 21st 2019, going live at 12:01 AM Pacific Time. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, but not PC. Contrary to the limitations in The Prelude in previous years, it seems as though we’ll be able to try out more than one build before the full game is released.

Starting on August 21st at 12:01 am PT, you can get an early start on your MyCAREER while testing out the new MyPLAYER builder and hitting the court two weeks ahead of the game’s launch by downloading the NBA 2K20 Demo. In the NBA 2K20 Demo, you can try out multiple MyPLAYER configurations to create the player that best fits your play-style, which will be carried over to NBA 2K20 at launch on September 6th. The NBA 2K20 Demo will be available exclusively on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

This certainly comes as good news, as previous glimpses of the game via The Prelude offered little in the way of replay value, forcing gamers to choose one Archetype to trial in a single playthrough of the early stages of MyCAREER. Providing the opportunity to test out more than one Archetype has been a common request, so it’s nice to see 2K taking the community’s suggestion on board. As yet, there’s no word on whether or not any changes have been made to Archetypes this year.

Another controversial issue that has dogged The Prelude in recent years is that its gameplay settings are juiced up, providing an inaccurate snapshot of what to expect in the full game. This is obviously something we won’t know until after we’ve played both, but hopefully this year’s demo will take a more honest approach.

What are your expectations for the NBA 2K20 Demo? Have your say in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum!

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NBA Live 20 Confirmed; Console-Only Release

City Uniforms in NBA Live 19

As reported by The Gaming Tailgate, EA has released their Q4 and annual report for the 2019 financial year. At the same time, they announced their upcoming titles for the 2020 financial year, beginning with the Q1 and Q2 releases in the latter half of 2019. As expected, NBA Live 20 is among the EA Sports titles.

Unfortunately for those of us who have been hoping for a return to PC – especially after Madden 19 was released on the platform – the report confirms that NBA Live 20 will be a console-only release. This isn’t unexpected, as developers have told us that the goal is to reestablish the series before expanding to other platforms.

Madden 20 and FIFA 20 are slated to be released on PC however, indicating that EA Sports is not abandoning the platform. This suggests that if NBA Live continues to improve and ultimately thrive, a PC release may one day be a possibility once more. It’s something that we’ll continue to push for.

In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in the NLSC Forum. We’ll continue to cover the console releases of NBA Live as we’ve been doing since the move away from the PC platform in 2008, in addition to our coverage of NBA 2K, NBA Playgrounds, and basketball gaming in general.

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NBA 2K17 Patch 1.04 Out Now on Xbox One

NBA 2K17: Paul George

I missed posting a bulletin over the weekend, but the Xbox One version of NBA 2K17 has now received Patch 1.04. As always, the update will come through automatically as long as your console is connected to the Internet.

The Xbox One patch contains the same fixes as the updates for the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of NBA 2K17, mainly addressing some situational bugs. If you need a refresher on the notes for Patch 1.04, you can check them out below, as well as here in the NLSC Wiki.

If you have any impressions of Patch 1.04 that you’d like to share, feel free to do so in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K17 section of the Forum. We also invite you to post any bug reports here, and general feedback on gameplay and game modes here. Additionally, we’ll be opening up our official NBA 2K18 Wishlist thread very soon, so stay tuned.

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NBA 2K17 Patch 1.03 Out Now on Xbox One

NBA 2K17: DeMar DeRozan

Patch 1.03 is now available for the Xbox One version of NBA 2K17. As usual, it will come through automatically as long as your console is connected to the Internet. The patch addresses various issues game-wide, from gameplay quirks to bugs in MyCAREER and MyGM. If you’d like a full rundown of all the fixes in Patch 1.03, please see our previous bulletin.

Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on when the PC version of NBA 2K17 will receive the new patch. It seems unlikely that the PC version will be left out in the cold, so until such time as we hear otherwise, it’s safe to assume that the patch will be coming through on Steam eventually.

In the meantime, if you’d like to share any impressions of the patch on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, feel free to join in the discussion in this thread in the NBA 2K17 section of the Forum, or leave a comment below.

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NBA Live 16 Now Available in The Vault

Derrick Rose with the layup in NBA Live 16

NBA Live 16 is now available in The Vault, a library of games that is available to Xbox One users who have an EA Access subscription. If you’re on Xbox One and you have an active EA Access subscription, now is your chance to check out NBA Live 16 if you haven’t already.

For those who are unaware, EA Access is a subscription service that costs $4.99 US per month, and includes early access to games, an instant game collection as new titles are added to its library (“The Vault”), and a 10% discount on digital purchases from EA, including full games, pre-orders, and downloadable content.

There is no equivalent program for PlayStation 4 users, as EA Access is a partnership between EA and Microsoft, but the NBA Live 16 demo is still available to download from the PlayStation Store. It includes access to LIVE Pro-Am, and allows you to level your player up to an 80 Overall, which carries over to the full game if you decide to pick it up.

If you do use EA Access to give NBA Live 16 a try, we of course invite you to share your impressions and join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum! We’d also welcome your contributions to the NBA Live 17 Wishlist, which you can find in this thread.

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