NBA 2K14’s NBA Today feature has been expanded and improved for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version, building on the version seen in the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 version.
Speaking to Polygon, Visual Concepts producer Erick Boenisch said the next-gen version includes a lot more information, and updates far more often.
“In the [current edition of NBA 2K14], it’s like ‘Hey, the Lakers played last night. They lost 115 to 114. Kobe had a pretty good game.’ In this one, it’s going to be like ‘They lost on a last second shot. Kobe missed it but he shot 14 for 28. He had 31 points. Got in foul trouble late in the game.’ And that’s the kind of detail that you don’t get from the old system,” he said.
Streaming NBA data is processed by 2K and rapidly sent out over console networks, in a constant exchange of information.
“Even when you’re playing the games, when it’s halftime, they’ll cut to games from around the league. You’ll get scores of games that are going on in real-life in the half-time of your local game,” Boenisch said.
NBA 2K14 is out now on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It’s coming to PS4 and Xbox One at launch.