2K Sports today confirmed NBA 2K14 will release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, with Nintendo’s console left out in the cold.
“We are not doing a Wii U version this year. The decision was made internally that resources would be best put toward building a really, really amazing current-generation and next-generation game and we didn’t want to take resources away from creating amazing experiences on all those platforms,” senior vice president of sports operations Jason Argent said in a conference call reported by Gamespot.
The current-gen versions of the game will ship on October 1, with release dates for the next-gen platforms to be confirmed.
Pre-orders on current-gen platforms include the King James Bonus Pack, which offers 10,000 points of in-game currency, a Lebron James signature skill, and more. James is highlighted because the Miami Heat player will grace the cover, his very first.
Argent said that NBA 2K14 will be “the best sports video game this world has ever seen” and did not seem concerned about potential competition from NBA Live, which has gone next-gen only.
“We acknowledge the competition in the marketplace, but our focus is 100 percent on us and continuing to build a bigger and better and more evolved game experience year after year,” he said.