NBA 2K12 To Have Legend-Based DLC; Historic Teams Online for a Price

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Posted September 26th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

When the news was first reported that historic teams would not be available to play online in NBA 2K12 that was a big disappointment. Considering that rosters are largely the same as last year due to the lockout they would have provided some much needed variety and been the incentive to play online. 2K Sports didn’t really comment on the subject to explain why that was – but now it appears to be evident. The option will be available through paid downloadable content called “The Legends Showcase”.

The image above was tweeted out by someone with a copy of the game and it shows what is being included in the DLC. An outdoor environment in Times Square is the locale for what will be historic team match-ups online and special legend-based challenges. No word on how much the DLC will cost as of yet but it does look like it will be available on release day.

This represents a shift away from the company’s avoidance of holding content to release as DLC – something that was inevitable. This may very well provide value as an add-on but it may not have been the year to go this route considering many consumers don’t view the base product as desirable because of the ongoing lockout.

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  • Sam

    if they are gonna charge for anything online play they better have fixed the shitty servers

    • Anonymous

      True indeed.

      Of course I would never pay just to use a team online regardless.

      • Sdot

        LOL IMMA COPP IT IT AINT LIKE DA $$ COMES OUT MY POCKET

        (CREDIT) YUNG MOFO’s BETTN ME $$ N ONLINE RAP BATTLES LOL

        • Anonymous

          yeah if i had some cash off a dice game or come up off some betting I might blow it, but that ain’t been my hustle in awhile

        • Anonymous

          yeah if i had some cash off a dice game or come up off some betting I might blow it, but that ain’t been my hustle in awhile

      • Sdot

        LOL IMMA COPP IT IT AINT LIKE DA $$ COMES OUT MY POCKET

        (CREDIT) YUNG MOFO’s BETTN ME $$ N ONLINE RAP BATTLES LOL

  • Sam

    if they are gonna charge for anything online play they better have fixed the shitty servers

  • Groomed4T

    lol 2k thinking im going to spend more then 60 bucks on this gimped game. 

    • http://twitter.com/SWAGsocitey swagsocitey

      UR LOST!!! i saw a couple of videos of the game because someone already has the game and it looks nothin like this………it actaully looks gud…….but 2k made him take it down lol smh……but their is  A BUNCH OF NEW FEATURES!!!!! CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!

      • Sdot

        WORD I SEE DEM VIDS ON (OS) LAST NYTE DAT SHxT CRAY

      • Sdot

        WORD I SEE DEM VIDS ON (OS) LAST NYTE DAT SHxT CRAY

  • Wandaa

    Hmmm seems funny its almost like what EA does with their no competition games.

    • Aman128ok

      Yea true but 2k is trying to milk as much money out of us because they know because of the lockout sales will drop off from last year so they dont wanna be put into a bad spot after this year but if its anything over 10 dollars (PS3) then I wont buy it

    • Aman128ok

      Yea true but 2k is trying to milk as much money out of us because they know because of the lockout sales will drop off from last year so they dont wanna be put into a bad spot after this year but if its anything over 10 dollars (PS3) then I wont buy it

  • Keith.

    “Many consumers don’t view the base product as desirable”
    LoL  – Is EA writing this blog now?

    • Buc

      Yes I don’t like that statement either. The lockout is out of the video games control. All of it. I’m not sure people are going to punish the game like many suggest. 2K11 set many records, and although 2k12 should not be expected to exceed those numbers, as it most certainly will not, I’m not sold in the least sales will not be exceedingly high. If 2010 sales were “X”, and 2011 were “Z”, 2k will most certainly not be disappointed if sales land somewhere in the “Y” range, in between. That should not be viewed as a negative.

      My guess is the season will eventually start, and sales of the game will begin much slower than 2k11 sales, and maybe even slower than 2k10, but IMO will finish late in the year well above 2k10 sales..If it does, 2k is still a winner. Having DLC is another way to help reach that sales goal, as they will most certainly earn more income if the online play is enjoyable. It makes no business sense to have DLC if online play is not functioning well. That’s good news for all of us.

      • Skihawks

        What I dont understand is why would 2K charge to have the ability to play the historic teams online? Outside of trying to make money. I think this is a bullshit ploy. I enjoyed 2K 11. I agree that 2K 12 seems to play much better. Talk about NOT giving gamers what they want.

        I cant say whether the lockout will impact sales but id people do hokd out until the lockout ends to pick up the game it can still hurt 2K if people buy used copies.

      • Skihawks

        What I dont understand is why would 2K charge to have the ability to play the historic teams online? Outside of trying to make money. I think this is a bullshit ploy. I enjoyed 2K 11. I agree that 2K 12 seems to play much better. Talk about NOT giving gamers what they want.

        I cant say whether the lockout will impact sales but id people do hokd out until the lockout ends to pick up the game it can still hurt 2K if people buy used copies.

    • HalfnHalf

      yeah really going out on a limb saying that when we’re stuck with old rosters and features that dont matter anymore. take off your 2k rose colored glasses please.

    • Endy_tram

      No season = less desirable. Pretty obvious. 

      • Keith.

        I’d be willing to bet that half of these EA tools who say they’re not buying the game on account of the lockout never watch an NBA game in October-December anyways.  

        Hell, I buy 2k basketball every year and I don’t think I’ve watched an NBA regular season game during the last decade.  Quality will sell, NBA lockout or not.

    • Endy_tram

      No season = less desirable. Pretty obvious. 

    • Arrow

      The previous post was talking about some industry analyst predicting a 50% drop on sale. If that number is true (I would have liked an actual quote or link) then that statement is most definitely true!

    • Arrow

      The previous post was talking about some industry analyst predicting a 50% drop on sale. If that number is true (I would have liked an actual quote or link) then that statement is most definitely true!

    • Rcm264

      Pasta is trying his best to force us not to buy this game wont work. This is the same guy who said Madden 12 was flawed but some parts of the game were good. “Enjoy the good parts of the game”(madden12) smh. Then he said you can preorder the game( Madden12) on amazon and mention his website and he gets some money from it i think. Guess what I traded madden 12 in after a week because it sucked ass. I will agree with Pasta on this 2k needs to step its online servers up. I played the  nba live series and the game wasnt that good but the online experience was 10 times better than 2ks. 2k has to realize that some people  get bored with playing the computer and want a good online experience. They have the ball in there court (no competition) and they are getting some of Nba live customers who are at least use to some what reliable servers with lobbies where you can see who your playing,there win loss record,and connection speeds. Step it up 2k.

      • Nippin

        he also had articles to preorder nba 2k12 at amazon. and madden 12 is pretty good. so what are you trying to say here?

        • Rcm264

          I didnt know he did the  same with Nba2k12 fair enough. But to say enjoy “the good parts of the game” when Ea enjoys ALL of my money not just part of it is crazy. You like Madden good for you but the game is still mediocre to me in my opinion. DBs drop to many passes that should of been picked off  eazily. What Db or Cornerback bats a ball down 80 percent of the time when they could easily returned it for a pick 6?? Check the sidelines sometimes on ,madden some guys have the same jersey numbers on as the starters on the field  LMAO.T hey also do the same damn cheer the whole game. I know some of this is nick picking but EA slogan is “If its in the game its in the game”. Not to mention when your Quarterback has a wide open man and he throws it mysteriosly no where close to him on a big 3rd down. I know it happens sometime in real life but to much in Madden. And my favorite when the linebacker jumps to 10 feet in the air and picks the pass off with one hand. LOL. 

          • AR

            I understand what you’re saying about Madden but you’re still being extremely unfair to Pasta. If you wanted a perfect game because “EA enjoy all of your money”, then you should have take the hint when he said the game was flawed. And saying he’s “trying his best to force us to not buy this game” is… well, it’s borderline crazy! No one forced you to buy Madden 12 and no one can force you not to buy NBA 2K12 and even if one could, being preoccupied about the marketing of a game and whether or not it can do well in very tough conditions is not, and will never be, a call for boycott. If anything, it makes Pasta a better ally; who doesn’t need constructive criticism?

    • Rcm264

      Pasta is trying his best to force us not to buy this game wont work. This is the same guy who said Madden 12 was flawed but some parts of the game were good. “Enjoy the good parts of the game”(madden12) smh. Then he said you can preorder the game( Madden12) on amazon and mention his website and he gets some money from it i think. Guess what I traded madden 12 in after a week because it sucked ass. I will agree with Pasta on this 2k needs to step its online servers up. I played the  nba live series and the game wasnt that good but the online experience was 10 times better than 2ks. 2k has to realize that some people  get bored with playing the computer and want a good online experience. They have the ball in there court (no competition) and they are getting some of Nba live customers who are at least use to some what reliable servers with lobbies where you can see who your playing,there win loss record,and connection speeds. Step it up 2k.

  • Keith.

    “Many consumers don’t view the base product as desirable”
    LoL  – Is EA writing this blog now?

  • Buc

    This is a HUGE positive to me..One would think in order to charge $$$
    the online servers would have been improved to the point the game is
    very playable and enjoyable online. Again I’ll stick to what I’ve been
    saying. If online play is enjoyable, then the game will hit a home run,
    and players will not only play the game, they’ll pay money for
    additional services, like this…This is a big positive.

    • 043

      lol you serious? 2ks online is gonna suck again. they promised it would be so much better every year and FAILED

      • Buc

        I’ve never personally heard or read them promise anything about their online play?

        • Prone2Pain

          Last year they talked about how they had gotten fiber optic servers. they hyped that up in previews and on their forums

  • Buc

    This is a HUGE positive to me..One would think in order to charge $$$
    the online servers would have been improved to the point the game is
    very playable and enjoyable online. Again I’ll stick to what I’ve been
    saying. If online play is enjoyable, then the game will hit a home run,
    and players will not only play the game, they’ll pay money for
    additional services, like this…This is a big positive.

  • IonG

    Not gonna pay for that shouldve been part of the game. Also sounds like you can only play on blacktop with them which ruins a lot of what makes them fun to use.

  • IonG

    Not gonna pay for that shouldve been part of the game. Also sounds like you can only play on blacktop with them which ruins a lot of what makes them fun to use.

  • Goodie

    So… they took away rookies and they are keeping the rosters same as last year and they want me to pay EXTRA for THIS??? No thank u…. I won’t pay more money for 2K11 with legends streetball

  • Goodie

    So… they took away rookies and they are keeping the rosters same as last year and they want me to pay EXTRA for THIS??? No thank u…. I won’t pay more money for 2K11 with legends streetball

  • naicitroM ehT

    If this was an EA game they would be getting killed in this comments section for this. 

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      I think people are conditioned to DLC by now. In this case I don’t have a problem with what 2K is doing – actually I’m surprised it took this long.

      What people are having a problem with is what I questioned in the article – the timing. This was probably not the year to hold back content and try to charge extra for it considering what the lockout is doing to the product. 

      • Dominator

        And it will really suck if they have not significantly upgraded the online play.  Their servers generally are horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Dominator

        And it will really suck if they have not significantly upgraded the online play.  Their servers generally are horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tish

    2k gave out 3 DLCs for Red Dead Redemption that were FREE. I think they have earned the benefit of the doubt and don’t deserve a negative slanted article from someone that has no idea how much it will cost. Although I basically never buy DLC, 2k has a history of selling dlc that provides bang for your buck, it stark contrast to EA’s methods of trying to extract as much money as possible from their consumers. Put short, this story is garbage.

    • Keith.

      I agree with all of your comments.  And it’s funny to hear EA fans complain about paying for DLC, when some of them just got done paying EA an extra $25 just to be able to play their games 2 days early.  LoL at these douche bags.

      • Anonymous

        I was actually thinking the exact same thing.

        I’m not a fan of DLC, but I gave up griping about the garbage a long time ago.  Most of these clowns complaining probably drop $20+ on MUT every year

    • Maxamill

      You’re an idiot.  Rockstar gave out that DLC for “FREE”.  2K does nothing as far as developing of the game/dlc goes.  All they are, are Rockstar’s print and distribution company for the discs that get shipped, dumbass.  And they almost lost that because Rockstar was considering leaving 2K for Activision.

      • mavsfan

        I think you mean Take-Two

    • Maxamill

      You’re an idiot.  Rockstar gave out that DLC for “FREE”.  2K does nothing as far as developing of the game/dlc goes.  All they are, are Rockstar’s print and distribution company for the discs that get shipped, dumbass.  And they almost lost that because Rockstar was considering leaving 2K for Activision.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ketewa-Edwards/54708425 Ketewa Edwards

    If I wanna play Street ball i’ll play blacktop mode

  • @ICTheFuture

    Now we know why 2k hasn’t mentioned online play… you’ll have to buy the “Reliable Servers DLC Pack” in order to play online… or you can just take your chances with the standard shitty servers for free.

    I want this game but I honestly can’t justify buying it until the rosters are accurate and the servers have been confirmed to be reliable.

    And this adoption of the EASports “make them pay extra for standard features” business model will likely cause 2k to lose my business all together.

  • Slim

    Why are people complaining about not being able to use historic teams online? 2k servers don’t even work that good.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Well, who knows, maybe their servers will work better this year cause of the lighter load. There isn’t much incentive to play online – though the Online Association mode is intriguing. Wish they’d talk about it!

      • Rcm264

        They will talk about it this week per Ronnie@2ksports.

      • Rcm264

        They will talk about it this week per Ronnie@2ksports.

      • Buc

        I don’t agree with this statement at all. Online Association adds tremendous incentive to play the game online. I’ve got 10 friends that have all begged for this feature and we all cannot wait to jump online together..finally. I can’t believe it took this long. I still can’t believe Madden has not embraced the online franchise with salary cap numbers and sliders. This is a huge incentive to play online. Couldn’t disagree more.

      • http://twitter.com/martinnlouis Martin Nicholson Jr

        you can’t be fucking kidding me you shouldn’t even report on 2k.. you ruin every article with your personal opinions of 2k sports. there is no price listed so why report that? it could be fucking free for all we know and if it’s not atleast i don’t have to pay just to use the fucking game online…

  • Slim

    Why are people complaining about not being able to use historic teams online? 2k servers don’t even work that good.

  • Roarshack1

    If I’m reading this correctly, I’m a little disappointed.  From what I gather, while these teams can be played online, it says “set in nyc iconic times square”.  This suggests to me it’s blacktop basketball.

  • John44

    theres still a possibility the downloable content is free

    • Jrim

      If it was free safe to say they would say it was free on there. 

    • Jrim

      If it was free safe to say they would say it was free on there. 

  • John44

    theres still a possibility the downloable content is free

  • Trash

    Even 21, H.O.R.S.E. and more….
     Youre telling me I can do this with Baketball Lengnds now!!!NOW WAYYYY SO NEXT GEN 

  • Trash

    Even 21, H.O.R.S.E. and more….
     Youre telling me I can do this with Baketball Lengnds now!!!NOW WAYYYY SO NEXT GEN 

  • Vin3

    no thanks 2k. drop the price $20 and maybe ill buy dlc

  • Vin3

    no thanks 2k. drop the price $20 and maybe ill buy dlc

  • Anonymous

    Oct. 4 can’t come fast enough! COME ON!

  • Anonymous

    Oct. 4 can’t come fast enough! COME ON!

  • Skihawks

    2K = EA = Money Grab. Charging to use teams online is weeeeeaaaaakkkkk!!!!!

  • Skihawks

    2K = EA = Money Grab. Charging to use teams online is weeeeeaaaaakkkkk!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Kovacs17 Kovacs

    If Online Association is working and stable at launch, this game will be worth it. Other than that I don’t think it will differ from last year’s game.

  • http://twitter.com/Kovacs17 Kovacs

    If Online Association is working and stable at launch, this game will be worth it. Other than that I don’t think it will differ from last year’s game.

  • Joe

    Any chance they will make more legend teams available in DLC?  I would pay for the 92/93 Phoenix Suns.  Or has any hope of Barkley in this game already come and gone?

  • Joe

    Any chance they will make more legend teams available in DLC?  I would pay for the 92/93 Phoenix Suns.  Or has any hope of Barkley in this game already come and gone?

  • sheredia

    pro….can play online with greatest teams, con…..play outdoor in times square. that kinda kills the realism. 2k should provide this for a low price considering no rookies or updated rosters. especially with the history of their servers.

  • sheredia

    pro….can play online with greatest teams, con…..play outdoor in times square. that kinda kills the realism. 2k should provide this for a low price considering no rookies or updated rosters. especially with the history of their servers.

  • Case253

    Got my 2k for 39.99 thanks to amazon. Sounds pretty decent for a game without the rookies and possible faulty online play.

  • Bullitt_711

    Well fixing online play was a huge point for them this year.  So many haters for such a popular game, let’s just wait and see ladies.  Pasta now you can use your Sonics, you’re allowed to smile now.

  • Josh

    A leaked screenshot is what all of this is based off of?  That’s the “source” that states there will be no more crew mode in 2k12?   Don’t forget to add pasta’s patented ending to any news about 2k12…”considering many consumers don’t view the base product as desirable because of the ongoing lockout.”   Maybe it was taken out, but I haven’t found a reliable source.

    • Kriss

      the source is all the people who have the game man. what else do you need. if it was untrue 2k wouldve refuted the news once it came out. dont be naive.

    • Bennybboy1

      i called them because that was my main reason to get the game for  online and they said they dont see any reason of having it on the game

  • Kriss

    no thanks 2k. not paying for stuff that shouldve been in already. or with taking out crew so you could charge for myplayers online.

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  • Bennybboy1

    they even took off the ability to see what friends are doing while on nba2k12.

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  • R Aleander

    please! make DLC for classic team on nba 2k12 i would pay $4.99 a team   T he Big O,  Jerry Lucas Cincinnati Royals, Earl, The Pearl, Wes Baltimore Bullets, The Big E, Calvin Murphy  San Diego Rockets  Bob Pettit St. Louis Hawks Rick Barry, Nate Thurmond  San Francisco Warriors Wilt, Hal Greer phil 76ers and more

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