2K Sports today released a blog detailing more on Crews mode for NBA 2K14. The initial announcement hyped the “return” of Crew but fans of the mode quickly spoke out that it was not actually the case based on the info being provided.
The confirmation that Crews will be held in the blacktop environment with games played to 21 will be disheartening to those who had hoped for something resembling the original experience. An awful lot was being lost by moving to blacktop but not having full five minute quarters and instead playing “21″ is devastating. “Street-style basketball” is touted – and no mention of refs or NBA rules being fully applied – though the difficulty is set to Superstar-Sim which could help create more organized and realistic gameplay.
While this will undoubtedly upset those who had hoped for the return of the Crew mode they knew and loved in NBA 2K10 and 2K11, at least here 2K has laid out the details before release when purchase decisions can still be altered. The company didn’t give consumers that much respect back when NBA 2K12 released when there was no warning that Crew had been stripped out and ignored the subject completely until a month later.