NBA 2k20 Best Basketball Game — Xbox One Sports Games / PS4 Sports Games
The latest entry in 2K’s annual basketball series, NBA 2K20, released September 6th, 2019 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (also Switch and Windows PC) is developed by Visual Concepts and published by Sega Sports.
Historic players have been integrated in the NBA 2k20 basketball game. For example: DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford playing for the “Lob City” Clippers. The video game has now 68 historic squads, also All-Time teams for every franchise and new All-Decade teams. We have now historic teams from 1950 and 1960 up to 2010.
The cover of the game will feature Anthony Davis for NBA 2k20 standard edition and NBA 2k20 Deluxe edition. For the NBA 2k20 Legend edition, we will have the mega star, 2006 NBA Finals MVP, Dwyane Wade.
NBA2K20 comes with a variety of new game modes and updated features including an overhauled version of MyGM, updated on-court gameplay mechanics, a new dynamic soundtrack developed in partnership with UnitedMasters, and the addition of WNBA players for the first time in the franchise’s history.
NBA 2k20 has the best sports AI in the industry. Until now, the computer was not that smart… Most of the time, the computer scores from screens or passes out of isolation.
One of the adition in the NBA 2k20 AI engine is the “dynamic freelance engine” that helps teammates to create intelligent off the ball plays without the need to call a particular play. The result is an offense structure that is much simpler than what we were used too.
On the defensive side, the NBA 2k20 AI is better and will make difficult the simple one-person dribbling plays that makes the gameplay poor. The players will have to run offensives and play a passing game, instead of dribbling with the best player of the team and shoot.
The transition defense offers new features, like “protect the perimeter” for a static game and “wall up” against transition positioning of elite downhill players.
Also the shooting become more human-like as the NBA 2k20 AI that previously used the “Real Player %” to determine the makes and misses — where we experience some predictable robotic outcome — now was re-written and use the shot timing mechanics of the players.
NBA 2k20 is available on all major game retailers. I’ve got mine on BuyGames at 35% discount.