Multiple reports have now surfaced that a demo for NBA Live 15 will not be out prior to release and instead will go out on the game’s release day of October 28. This is the case despite EA Sports having implied over the summer that not only would there be a demo but it would go out super earlyÂ and that the company had other various ways planned for people to get their hands on the game. Whether EA was intentionally misleading (quite possible considering their PR tactics with the franchise in the last five years) or things changed when they decided to delay the game three weeks – it’s another potential nail in the coffin for the series.Â Read more
Today’s episode of The Daily Dish focuses on the news of a patch being just days away for NBA 2K15, my thoughts on MyCareer mode in 2K15, more on the mishandling of NBA Live 15, and a preview of topics for the next Press Row Hangout.
Server issues have dominated discussion related to NBA 2K15 since it released last week. Not only have modes like MyPark and MyTeam failed to work properly in part due to the servers, and online games affectedÂ by troublesome input lag, but modes that would be considered by most as offline like MyCareer and MyGM have been impacted. Today 2K Sports announced that a patch has been submitted to Sony and Microsoft that will at least address some of the related issues.
— 2K Support (@2KSupport) October 15, 2014
Specifically the tweet from 2K notes it will address “being booted off MyPark”. That mode has suffered from connectivity problems, as well as instances where games don’t start and users get soft-locked in the “Got Next” spots, players that go invisible, and the game outright crashing. The patch is expected to be out within the next week.
NBA Live 15 is due out in under two weeks and in just eight days it’ll be made available through EA Access on Xbox One. Most wouldn’t really know it though with the lack of promotion it has received and all attention going towards the competition. EA has largely shielded Live 15 from consumer. Rather than show off gameplay they’ve pushed screenshots and information like player ratings, team rankings and the soundtrack.Â Read more
In this episode of the Daily Dish the talk falls on the lack of interest out there in NBA Live 15, the reveal of the NBA Live 15 soundtrack, the FIFA 15 patch having now gone out on XB1/PS4, and what to look for with the next Madden NFL 15 roster update.
MyCareer is the most popular mode in the NBA 2K series and for good reason. Starting in 2K14 it became more of a story mode than a standard career mode and has benefited greatly from that by providing a uniquely compelling experience that is unmatched in the genre. In 2K15 there’s a brand new storyline which will click with some, various improvements and additions made, and some areas where it could really use some work.Â Read more
EA Sports has released the full list of songs that are included in NBA Live 15. The soundtrack has been put together by MICK who was also involved with Live 14. No promises have been made that new songs will be added throughout the season – as was the case with Live 14 and never fulfilled – but it wouldn’t be surprising if it were to happen this time around.
You can listen to the playlist through Soundcloud here.Â The soundtrack is made up of mostly unknowns and that could beÂ refreshing considering how many people now just immediately want to turn off all the music in sports games.Â Read more
In today’s episode there’s discussion of the improvements to modes in NBA Live 15, the poll posted to gauge experiences with NBA 2K15, the companion app going out on iOS for 2K15, more on the Extra Life charity, and a final mention on the latest Press Row Podcast.
It’s certainly no coincidence that while NBA 2K15 struggles with its servers, resulting in inaccessible modes or some that have yet to function properly at all, that EA Sports has come out to proclaim their upcoming game will not experience similar problems. A few mentions from the company related to NBA Live 15 lately have raised eyebrows. It’s an area where they can take advantage but the same could have been said last year and they failed to do so.Â Read more