Features List for NBA 2K14

Posted August 14th, 2013 at 4:30 pm


2K Sports has released the full features list for NBA 2K14 specific to the Xbox 360 and PS3. The company has yet to address next-gen in any fashion but did confirm today that Crew mode won’t be available on the Xbox One or PS4.

New in this release are daily attribute and streak updates for players, “Smart Play Button” to make an automatic situational play call, six new “Signature Skills”, and some gameplay specific improvements. Nothing new is cited for Association, no confirmation of legends and classic teams returning, and Path to Greatness mode is not referenced so details on that will instead come at a later date. 

The single-most requested game mode is back! Face off against opposing crews online using your MyPLAYER. Create your logo and face off in 5v5 battles with other crews featuring leaderboards and stats. (PS3 & Xbox 360 only)

Exclusive to NBA 2K14 – play with 14 of the top European teams, featuring authentic uniforms and players.

Dynamic Living Rosters powered by Stats, Inc.
Player attributes and tendencies automatically update daily to reflect true life hot and cold streaks. Now, each game played in the NBA can have an effect on your game.

King James Soundtrack
Featuring artists and tracks hand-picked by LeBron James, including JAY Z, Eminem, The Black Keys, Daft Punk, and many more.

Back and better than ever, with new player modes, multi and single player tournaments, and much more. (PS3 & Xbox 360 only)

Key Gameplay Features
♦Pro Stick – Throw down show-stopping moves, pull off intricate shots, and toss flashy no-look passes with deadly accuracy with Pro Stick control. Easily the most intuitive basketball controls ever implemented.

♦2K Smart Play Button – Quickly call the most suitable play for the context of the game by simply holding a single button.

♦Improved Player Motion System – With an all new motion system, player movement is much smoother on both ends of the floor, while also allowing for much more explosive cuts and tighter control.

♦Depth of Content – With significant upgrades in nearly every aspect of the game, both on and off the court, NBA 2K14 boasts more animation content than any previous basketball title, and includes more than 3000 new animations.

General Gameplay Improvements
♦Signature Skills – Six new Signature Skills, ensuring each NBA player’s unique abilities are represented in the most authentic way possible.

♦Playbook and Play System enhancements – The deepest and most authentic playbook gets even deeper. Execute new half-court sets, experience improved spacing logic, and run updated team specific plays.

♦More Signature Styles – New jump shots, dunk and layup packages, dribble moves, free throws, pre-game intros, getbacks, celebrations and more.
Offensive Control Improvements:

♦Shot System Upgrades – More realistic footwork on jump shots, improved awareness in shot selection, and a variety of new shot types. Whether you use the new intuitive Pro Stick or the enhanced Smart Shot Button, attacking the rim is now more exciting than ever.

♦Dribbling Advancements – Upgraded dribble movement and new branching technology give you much greater 1-to-1 control over the ball handler.

♦Enhanced Passing – More accurate pass targeting, new give and go mechanics, better handoffs, and an entire arsenal of new flashy passes.

Defensive Improvements
♦Learning Defensive A.I. – Test your skills even further with new defensive AI that sees where the offense is being successful and adjusts strategy to take those advantages away.

♦Block Improvements – The block system has been completely revamped for NBA 2K14 with improved ball targeting and awareness, more realistic physics, and more responsive control. All new player collisions, the ability to block dunks, and more appropriate shot contests make playing defense much more fun and rewarding.

♦All New Ball Denial – No more getting stuck during off ball bumps and ball denial, allowing for complete freedom of control over your players away from the ball.

♦Enhanced dribbler vs. on-ball defender contact – Defenders can now initiate steals, hard bumps, and charges out of defensive rides, making locking up players on defense a much more engaging experience.

♦Expanded Defensive Commands – New commands using the right stick: including contesting shots, contesting passes, and denying or pressuring the ball.

Returning Features Include
♦The Association
♦The Association: Online
♦Training Camp
♦NBA Blacktop
♦MyPLAYER Blacktop
♦Team Up

  • Mark Britten

    Sounds cool. Would have preferred more national teams to the Euroleague, but still.

  • Henry

    I see alot of things that should have been in the game several years ago. IJS lol. Seriously, I’m gonna hold off until Black Friday for this just like I did last year. Don’t care anything about Euroleague, Crews or anything of that nature. Just give me legendary teams and solid gameplay and I’m good. Also, I hope they finally got online play fixed this year. If not, I wont buy at all

  • Juukbox

    I know a lot of people are happy about Crew mode. I just hope they can update the rosters with better accuracy this year

  • word_is_bond

    This sounds like the greatest hoop game ever!!!!!!!(Sarcasm) No mention of current gen info. 2k has tapped out. LIVE IT IS.

    • Jackson

      Literally this entire article was current gen info

      • word_is_bond

        Did you read the first paragraph?………..”the company has yet to address next-gen in any fashion.” You must learn to read young man or woman.

        • Derpstein

          Pretty sure you’re the idiot here…

          In you’re first post you were talking about the lack of CURRENT gen info. Then you got on Jackson about how 2k has yet to mention anything about NEXT gen.

          “YOU must learn to read young man or woman…”

  • Roggie

    The question I want to know is, can we stash foreign draft picks in the Euroleague for a season or two when playing Association now that it’s in the game?

    • Euroleague isn’t part of Association. Those teams are only available to use in offline play now games.

  • irrsh

    Its not even Crew its 5 on 5 blacktop. SMH 2k.

    • MARZ76

      i hope not blacktop will be a$_$ only

      • CSaint1994

        Its 3v3 or 5v5 on blacktop…. No fouls, no game clock, first to a certain score wins, its a bs mode thats why they put it on current gen only…. It was all hype “CREW MODE IS BACK”… No 2k you brought its handicapped cousin to 2k14…. Onlying thing different is that you get a leaderbooard record…. So sad.

  • Jasg

    leggo jacksonville jags

  • Schmoo

    So no improvement with the association mode? It’s been the same for ages now

  • Nathan Shane Long


    • Details

      Dreaming is free LMAO!

    • Darrell Kilpatrick

      Sid no one ever keep dreaming lmfao.

    • Mark

      Agreed. Was always a Live player instead of this “cheat infested” game. The only thing I like is MyCareer. BTW, I doubt they’ll be updating rosters everyday. They haven’t been able to get accurate rosters for the past 2 titles. What would make me believe they’ll this this year. BS…

  • Khaleel Ward

    More of the same. King James soundtrack isn’t a feature.

  • Khaleel Ward

    They say the defense is changed every year but its always tough to stay in front of a player

  • Jackson

    Hopefully the new passing actually works. It was really annoying to overthrow fast break passes to guys that were wide open from 20 feet away. Also it was annoying when you drive the lane and try to pass out, but the passer makes no effort to avoid the defender with the pass and hits him in the chest. Doesn’t sound like any ground breaking features but 2K14 should be a solid game.

  • Chris

    No MJ/LeBron moments? Like when you played as Jordan and had to recreate his biggest games

    • MARZ76

      yea if they do let it be with Cleveland

  • MARZ76

    I DONT Care about blacktop crewmode regular arena’s please

  • FlyBoy

    i wish 2k take that motion sh!t off tha game it make it feel like the computer is playing the game for you and i bet the dribbling isnt upgraded…i hope they upgrade the teams everyday cause live is upgrading rosters and the shoes & sleeves ect…that players wear everyday so you dont have to fix up and save rosters

  • Gerald T

    as i expected little improvements this year (with next gen game on their hands, meanwhile live develops only next gen)
    i wonder how myTEAM will play out as there is no classic teams (in place of euroleague, so no disk space). will the legends still be there?

    im sure CREW(S) will be better in 2k15 onward with moving to next gen. plus they’ll add the rest of the crew features from 2k11 and more so 2k15 will be more exciting, marketing wise

    • HV

      FIFA has something like 30 leagues, 500 teams and 15 thousand players. Disk space can’t be an excuse, even if that was true they could make the Euroleague as free DLC. 2K probably just lost the licences of major historic players to EA and dropped those teams.

  • Jesse

    Pasta, will crew mode be available for PC too or just consoles?

    • No Crew (or MyTeam) on PC.

      • Jesse

        Dang, thanks for the response. I understand why PC didn’t get the new ultimate team thing but not getting crew is a head scratcher.

  • Eddie

    I hope they fix the online 3-point barrages

  • clubsteve

    no classic teams….no FIBA teams…..none of these features excite me. i might be skipping this year.

  • Bdog

    Pre-game intros? Do they mean it’s gonna be REAL starting lineup introductions like they used to have for the Dreacast version? I hope that what it means. Maybe you can expand on that Pasta?

  • Jr

    Still waiting on Keith to come in with negative comments that are actually appropriate for this info. These are things that should have been in the game

    • Keith.

      Keep waiting, dude. NBA2k is one of the 2 best sports games every year, and you’re not going to hear any complaining out of me. Maybe if 2k bought up an exclusive NBA license and pumped out an average (or below) product every year, things would be different.

      • Jr

        That’s exactly what I thought. Btw, it ain’t that great. It has as many flaws as the one you always complain about. I will give credit where credit is due though unlike some. NBA 2K is one of the more challenging sports games out. Despite a few gameplay glitches here and there. I have always liked the graphics from day one as they were a million steps ahead on dreamcast. BUT these features should have been in the game years ago just like the taken out and touted as new features in madden. Neither company is perfect though

        • Keith.

          If you sincerely believe that NBA2k has as many flaws as Tiburon football, then I really don’t know what to tell ya.

          • Jr

            You still haven’t mentioned the features being introduced this year. Don’t you think these things should have been in the game long ago. That was the main reason I was waiting on you to respond to this article. There is no way you can disagree with that. If so, I truly don’t know what to tell ya. Btw, player faces are still fugly in this game

  • The Great Leon

    Association is a mess most of the time. How can they not do a few tweaks to cpu ai?

  • Michael

    They added nothing to Association or MyCareer??? Really??? SMH

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  • Jesse

    Um, I am guilty of just skimming through, but I didn’t see anything related to spacing or offensive rebounding. Spacing and rebounding were really big issues for me this year. What’s the deal 2K? I’m a loyal purchaser, please fix your game so it can be as perfect as possible.

  • J

    Any word on if online association will be nearly as good as offline? So many shortcomings online in 13. Depending what Live may offer, the capability of online association will make the decision for me.

  • Trey Warner

    same ol shit every year….at least madden tries to add features

  • daley7199

    Pro Stick – Throw down show-stopping moves, pull off intricate shots, and toss flashy no-look passes with deadly accuracy with Pro Stick control. Easily the most intuitive basketball controls ever implemented………….AND THE CHEESIEST FEATURE EVER TO GRACE A 2K GAME.

  • daley7199

    This isn’t basketball, this is Create a highlight reel game. Sorry but 2k is the arcade basketball game here. The reason why 2k fans think its real is because the only thing they know about the game is what they see on Sports Center which are nothing but highlights. Insane Passes, Insane dunks and No defense THAT is what 2k has always been about.

  • kantankruz

    Wonder if they have fixed the glitch that loses your myplayer half way thru a season never to be seen again? happened twice to me.

  • MoultonHawk

    Wow this is f’ning terrible. Crew modes only available on last gen systems. My Team advancements only available on last gen systems ? That’s ass backwards. The next gen systems are getting a watered down game for the two best modes.