NBA 2K12 Updates Toronto’s Court With 3D-Style Baseline Logo

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 6:15 pm

This season the Toronto Raptors added what comes across on television as a 3D graphic to the baseline of their court. While it has drawn mixed reviews it presented itself as a very visible and publicized alteration and as such 2K Sports could take advantage of the feature brought in for NBA 2K12 that provides the ability to dynamically make art updates for elements of the game such as player models and courts.

Having been criticized for not utilizing the feature much (really only the slimming down of Kendrick Perkins has been of note) since the start of the season a month ago the latest update from 2K has added the unique baseline image for the Raptors.

Keep in mind that the 3D effect comes through only in broadcast camera style views and any others that are situated on the side of the court. The other angles (drive, wire, high, iso) give it a flat and/or distorted and ugly look which can be a distraction. That is how it should appear from those perspectives however as it is painted on the court specifically for how it will come across on TV and is not a dynamically added graphic along the lines of those that show up behind home plate for MLB games.