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NBA 2K14 headed to current and next-gen, but not Wii U

Friday, 7th June 2013 02:37 GMT By Brenna Hillier

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.

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  1. Sini

    No nba2k14, no fifa, no pes. Good luck in Europe nintendo!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. JGMR

    Crash – like it’s 1983! Sooner or later it’ll happen with these corrupted corporations going completely over the edge…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Clupula

    @2 – What does that have to do with this article?

    Unless you honestly believe Nintendo is so important that third parties not supporting them will lead to a videogame crash, for some reason.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. NeutralBlade

    I feel Nintendo’s install base will pick up, but I think the bigger problem is two things. Publishers want to be cheap, so they prefer ports rather than develop unique games for the Wii U. And both next-gen systems will use DRM which will allow publishers to bank off used games; which is likely another reason why they see the Wii U as a less attractive system.

    Once E3 is said and done, we’ll see more of how consumers’ attitude change in favor of the Wii U. People just want to enjoy their games, not be nickel-and-dimed, nor have forced restrictions on how they can use their console and games. I personally feel the new consoles will see less growth in comparison to previous generations. But it’s still early, and things can change; or not. We’ll see.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. superjay779

    i think I might pick up NBA live instead. i like the fact it’s made from the ground up on the new consoles.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Brenna Hillier

    Updated with cover art.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. The_Red

    @6
    Thanks for the update but my god, that is one badly photoshopped cover. WTF!?

    #7 1 year ago
  8. ps3fanboy

    who gives a shit about this crap game anyway, i know i don’t…. we will have a mario basket game coming that will be much better, just saying.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. CyberMarco

    ^ Are you in denial or what?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Digital Bamboo

    Prediction: Lebron James’ tattoo artist sues 2K over this cover.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Keivz

    No PC version? WTF?! I’d like to see what developers are doing with PC ports during the new gen crossover–will they target current gen or next gen??

    #11 1 year ago