The Prelude for NBA 2K18 is out now

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Posted September 7th, 2017 at 10:00 pm

Get an early start on NBA 2K18 with The Prelude which is now available to download free on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Acting as a demo of sorts, The Prelude offers an opportunity to try out the new ‘Neighborhood’ open-world area which encompasses elements of MyCareer, MyPark, Pro-Am, and character customization.

Progress made in The Prelude will carry over to the full game if purchased.ย Last year with NBA 2K17 it was the collegiate portion of MyCareer mode that was playable along with what was a new tutorial mode. The Prelude for NBA 2K18 (beginning of the story mode) can only be played through once but 2KU’s tutorial is again included. Face scans from the mobile app can be transferred for creation of the MyPlayer character.ย There are no regular NBA games to be played.

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  • Dounte

    Dont you mean the the ” PRELUBE ” pasta???

    I can’t wait for the uproar to begin when servers crash and burn like never before!! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

  • Wavvy_Crockett

    2k took the best feature out of live single player mode and threw it in 2k with the park/nba sync.

    not mad

  • It is very disappointing. Only 5 games and you can’t replay it. You can’t even go back in the game. After I did my face scan I couldn’t edit most of my face. They already got the hype but this “demo” leaves much to be desired. And the acting is horrible. The gameplay is Good though. We needed more time playing and less talking.

    • Rich

      Yeah I disliked the editing options once my scan was done.

  • Jeff

    The demo was complete trash the shot meter was to hard see to me and why would they make us use a 55 overall player i made 5 total shots in the 4 games you miss wide open shots cant make layups and the graphics suck compared to live and they dont even let you replay it to try a new position cant wait for live 18

  • ClubSteve

    the only sports game that does this……

  • iXclusive_Ced

    you play with the Warriors in the 2KU mode scrimmage.

  • Glen Willett

    Looks like it’s going over well..

    https://i.gyazo.com/0a4afe2ebbca67f007e7c08a49fae724.png

    2K broke this mode for me when they gave the reigns to Spike Lee and it’s been the same tired mode since.

    Just give me the MyCareer from NBA 2k13 back at this point and I’ll be happy. Stop adding in all these forced stories and cut scenes.

    • Rich

      with CLICHE characters….so bad…agreed.

  • Keith.

    Completed The Prelude today — it’s excellent. Love how contextual and smooth all the animations are. Going to spend a ton of time with this on both PS4 and Switch.

  • Shaun

    I thought it was great and live the new way the game engine is less animation dependent. Really excited for the new game!!

  • Rich

    Gave this a try over the weekend. This mode just seems so stale to me. I like I could scan my face in with the phone…but the goal is the same and how do you get noticed…play basketball. I wish it added skill challenges or something to mix up just playing basketball 3v3 or 5v5.