One of the biggest sports games released last year was NBA 2K15 in October of last year, but this leads to speculation of the NBA 2K16 follow-up. From what we know about the NBA 2K tradition, the newest version gets released in October of the previous year, so NBA 2K16 will probably be released in October of 2015.
One of the biggest problems with sports games is that they are based on real-life athletes, and their faces have to look realistic to immerse the player in a pro basketball environment. In the last incarnation of this game, only NBA players' faces were scanned. In NBA 2K16, the entire players' body is scanned. According to News Every Day, there was a tweet on January 16th saying that "Today the players dropped by #pixelgunstudio to have their body scans done for #NBA2K16!"
Only the Heat and the Nets have been scanned so far, but there will be more to come, and this is scanning is not limited to just the players. Natalie Tenerelli, a dancer for the Los Angeles Clippers, has also had a full body scan.
So what else can be expected of NBA 2K16? Well, with a video game set to be released in October, we don't really have much information on it. However, a site known as nba2k16game.com has an interesting wishlist. It should be known that it doesn't look like NBA 2K16 is an official site, but looks more user or fan created.
However, this wishlist has some requests that would give the game even more realism than body scans. For example, they request a "logical pattern of realism" and "ratings can be reduced for simple attributes of the game like dunking and layups". The body scans will definitely make the game more realistic, but the difficult task for the programmer is to make it so the video game avatars of the players can play just like their real-life counterparts.
Fans are also demanding a better rating system for teams, and there are way too many foul shots involved in the NBA 2K series. Also, there were complaints that the servers cannot keep up with the demand, resulting in a lot of technical issues. Then there is complaint that the game emphasizes the monetary aspects, and not enough on the sport of the game.
It would appear that 2K is asking for a lot of feedback to make NBA 2K16 the most realistic game as possible, and much of it has been a result of the mixed reviews from WWE 2K15. By the way, they are also calling on the fans to help improve WWE 2K16.
The NBA 2K series was originally developed for the Sega Dreamcast, and then taken over by 2K Sports. There has been a new game released each year, which means that NBA 2K16 is the sixteenth version of this sports game.
Generally, many of the new games for holiday release are shown off at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, held every summer in Los Angeles. No doubt gamers will have a chance to try out NBA 2K16 and give their feedback.