NBA 2K14 servers go offline, take users’ career progress with them

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 6 April 2015 20:01 GMT

Online servers for NBA 2K14 went offline last week. Contrary to what 2K said prior however, the users’ online save files have not been kept.

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2K announced back in March that it was shutting down the online servers for NBA 2K14 that month. The servers have now gone offline and players can no longer access their career progress.

At the time of the announcement, 2K assured fans that online saves will continue on as offline ones following the shutdown. “Online files will not disappear, but rather they will turn to offline saves and earn skill points as opposed to VC,” 2K said at the time.

This is not the case though, according to an email that’s being sent to users by 2K Support.

“This means that if you had created a MyCareer or a MyGM online save file that was once connected to our servers it too sadly has retired and is no longer available for use and it would be necessary to re-create these files as offline saves,” 2K says in the email – obtained by Polygon.

“Sadly this may come as an inconvenience to some of you and if so we truly do understand and can feel for how upsetting this may seem as there always is a special bond that occurs between a player and their MyCareer save but all good things must come to an end and rest assured your MyCareer or MyGM went out while on top.”

Users can still play MyCareer mode offline, but will need to create a new offline save, effectively starting the game over.

“We hope you enjoyed your amazing experience with NBA 2K14’s online services and you can look forward to the continue experience [sic] they provide in NBA 2K15!” the email went on.

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