Improvements to visuals for NBA 2K18

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Posted August 8th, 2017 at 8:30 am

Early screenshots have demonstrated various visual improvements but now 2K Sports is going into greater detail on the graphical work that has been done for NBA 2K18. Areas of focus range from player scanning to character creation/customization and the new Nike uniforms. 2K18 will also run at 4K/60fps on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

Photo Techniques: The developers used new photo techniques with the ability to separate colors for more accurate player skin tones that react to light in true-to-life form.

Uniforms: The team visited the NBA New York offices to laser scan each and every new Nike uniform and over 200 pairs of shoes to capture each detail, down to the stitches.

MyPLAYER: The customization is like never before, with almost an unlimited amount of body types available and options to adjust and scale nearly every aspect of the athletes in game.

  • Keith.

    Great stuff, as expected.

    Not a year goes by without me wondering what these guys would be doing with an NFL game by now. Probably selling 10 million copies.

    • Skopin

      I just got NFL 2k5 working in full on my PC (just in time for the NFL season). It’s amazing that it still holds up after more than a decade, and I’m still seeing things that aren’t in Madden.

      It’s even more mind boggling that NBA 2k doesn’t have the level of presentation that NFL 2k5 had.

      • BravesFan24

        Just bought another copy of NFL 2K5 a few weeks ago. For the most part, it has aged very well. Still probably the best sports game of all time.

      • ClubSteve

        still the best TV presentation for an NFL football video game ever….

        • Skopin

          I would argue that it’s the best for any sports game in general.

  • Casor_Greener

    Best sports game on the market. These other folks should be ashamed of themselves

    • Keith.

      Anybody else notice that Owen Good/Polygon and IGN didn’t even cover yesterday’s NBA 2K18 news? I guess they only consider things to be news when they come tied to an EA Press Release. Strange way for them to treat the best selling sports game in America.

      • Just a guy

        Polygon barely covers sports games outside of Lucioball unless they’re doing a review.

        The last sports thing they even have on the website is an article about 2k18 from August 4th and it was an sbnation cross-post.

      • Dounte

        FOH!!! Good for them… NBA 2K basketball is NORTH KOREA!!! You &@!?s are in trouble!!!! Stop it… And change your God damn pic!! I’m sick of that suit!

  • Jerseys still float on players? Come on and this is the considered the best sports game? I wonder if help defense will work properly? How many giant patches will it take before the game runs properly? How will 2K shove microtransactions down my throat this time while I’m in an offline mode? How about that massive banner telling me I need to go back to the main menu in order to install an update every 3 hours? 2K is a no buy for me this year.

    • BravesFan24

      I agree with you on that annoying message to return to the main menu to install an update, that annoys the crap out of me. As far as giant patches, as annoying as they may be, that’s the case with plenty of other games, too. That’s one of the few downfalls to having 60+ GB of data.

    • Dounte

      Right.. They tweaked that deer antler formula just a bit to make these dummies believe they’ve started from scratch!! That shit looks a hell of mess on all levels.. They’ll be sorry once again! I think they like being 2K lab rats!!
      That sickening ass gameplay!!

  • BravesFan24

    Looking good. Still can’t wait for the MyCareer reveal.

    • Dounte

      No wonder your and Braves fan! Smh! Save your money dog…

      • BravesFan24

        Sorry, I only speak English. Come back here and reply to me when you learn proper English grammar.

        • Dounte

          Grammar? That word hasn’t been used by anyone over the age 35 in decades!! You need to come from down from whatever hill you live on or crawl from up under whatever rock you call home and update your vocabulary.. You got me sounding elementary now!! SMH!!

    • Keith.

      Same here. Best mode in any sports game going, IMHO, outside of possibly The Show Live or whatever it’s called these days.

  • Skopin

    Definitely a major upgrade to the visuals. Hopefully the gameplay follows suit.

  • NELL86

    Lmao they be like we used 15 different cameras to get accurate reds and people already like sports game of the year smh

    • BravesFan24

      It very well could be sports game of the year. At this point, the only competition 2K has for that is The Show, PES and FIFA, and out of that bunch, 2K usually is the best from year to year. And it’s still lightyears ahead of NBA Live.

      • Dounte

        Naw.. You mean the BRAVES are light year from winning an World Series!!

      • NELL86

        I just can’t allow my self to get excited over 2k18 after the train wreck that was 2k17

    • Dounte

      Exactly… They sure know how fool these dummies into buying this trash.. I’ll give them that!!

  • Dounte

    VISUAL CONCEPTS old thieving asses…. NBA 2K18 will be burning garbage smoke out the box and you can bet your lame brain ass that NBA LIVE will still get bashed for being nearly perfect… This is by far the worst trailer they’ve ever released and to think that this is some ploy makes me believe they’ve hit a wall tech wise and they’d rather tell the truth this go around!! Fuck NBA 2K… They want to pity EA and NBA LIVE but all real basketball fans know the shit they working with is beyond RETARTED!! They’ll bomb that studio before they hit Japan… How stupid do they think we are! That shit look all the way stupid!

    • Just a guy

      Dude, you come here and talk trash on 2k in every article Pasta writes about it. How about you just skip them?

  • WilsonRamos

    My problem with 2k has always been how unhuman the created players and fake players later on in a franchise mode look like it’s fine at first but when your drafting aliens 2 seasons in….

    • The Great Leon

      Yep and they look generic. I would spend time trying to edit some of the looks before the draft class is in.

  • WilsonRamos

    Myleague and association is so far ahead of anything EA does it’s embarrassing madden franchise mode is shocking

    • Dounte

      My leagues is for retards if you do anything other than play it like it’s supposed to be played!! They’ve given us KEEPERS again and you think that’s topping all? Your blinded by its complexity but you don’t know that if it was easier, you may have a clearer picture on what the NBA is really like!! That’s bullshit… Pieces here and there is for morons!! The game is trash!! Simple as that!! When NBA LIVE gets its fans and monopoly back up, I hope all those content and dumbass 2K fans lineup at the Grand Canyon and end it….one by one???

      • WilsonRamos

        What asylum were you let out lol ?

        • Dounte

          The same one your mom was sent too after playing a game of My Park with your dumbass lol.. That one!! 😂

  • MoneyMayweather

    Pasta why haven’t you took EA sports to task. Madden 18 is three weeks from releasing and there’s been no raw game play? this absolutely WRONG on so many levels. They are trying to maximize EA subs it’s disgusting I’ve seen where a Dev Clint Oldenburg talked about the gameplay and said they were having a hardtime working with Frostbite and to tether expecations. Why do you continue to be a Madden Shill I’m pretty sure nobody cares and everyone just wants to see Game play Nobody cares what some Youtube talking head has to say about the game they just wanna see how the game plays. are worst nightmares are confirmed EA is mailing it in every year because of no competition. there would be gameplay if 2k was releasing NFL 2k there’s no doubt in my mind it’s all about maxamizing EA access subs to EA at this point they have no faith in their product at all…there should be game play 3 weeks out I’m not sure why EA continues to hide their game play if they were confident in the product they be Game play videos all over EA game changers are shills. Only talking up a good game for EA and being up EA’s ass because they get free stuff take them to task Pasta you take NBA live to task when they hide why not Madden?

    • Mainly because they were never going to be able to hide it forever, even if there was a worrysome reason they were doing so. EA Access is just a week away now and plentiful real uncut footage/impressions will come out of that – plus many got to play it at EA Play and didn’t report any big concerns. It was unusual they held back this long for sure though.

    • Skopin

      There are a bunch of gameplay videos over at OS as of about 30 minutes ago. Super disappointed in what I saw, but the lighting was better lol.

      • Dounte

        Yeah you play on ROOKIE for sure!!! SMH!!

        • Skopin

          What?

    • NELL86

      I played madden at E3 visually it look good but from the build I played it reminds me of last years a lot just more refined

    • Dounte

      You can take the EA’s stiff out your butt now…. I’m pretty sure gameplay had spread all over the internet buy the time you finish this ” biography ” LMAO!!

      Change your God damn name too before I launch a warhead at your ass…

      • MoneyMayweather

        As soon as I posted this videos started to come out EA not slick.

    • BravesFan24

      A better question is why Pasta continues to allow this “Dounte” troll to keep spamming all these threads. While I’m generally against censoring people on sites like these since everyone is entitled to their opinion on a game or news, blatant trolling and constantly flinging around insults one would expect from a 5 year-old at everyone on EVERY SINGLE THREAD shouldn’t be allowed on what’s supposed to be a site for adults. Seriously, it may be time to think about refusing to approve his posts anymore, Pasta.