MyCareer Mode is growing up in NBA 2K16

Posted August 25th, 2015 at 12:30 pm


When Spike Lee was brought on to write and direct the MyCareer Mode story for NBA 2K16, many wondered what kind of influence he would have in a game that has to have widespread appeal to various demographics which includes children. Would the story end up that much grittier than those found in the first two years of the mode?

The first indication of that being yes came when the ESRB rated it E10+ for the first time ever as opposed to the usual E. Now the ESRB has revealed the reasoning for that rating along with some examples of what they found objectionable.


It’ll be interesting to see how this goes over. Obviously it’s going to be tame by comparison to Lee’s R-rated movies. But now the story may have been taken to a place that makes it inappropriate for children and uncomfortable for parents, while not going far enough to satisfy those who would like something truly grounded and edgy.