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2K Sports Discontinuing NBA 2K14’s Server Today

2K Sports is officially taking down NBA 2K14's Server down.

Khajiit863253d ago

I want to see the same people that hated on Sony for MLB the Show, do the same to 2k..

This is nothing new. I would prefer them to shut the servers down and focus mainly on the new game that's out that I AM playing.

I just love how some people do not understand that servers are not kept up for yearly releases for long especially sports games.

PunisherRevenge3253d ago

The funny thing is you're on here trying to defend Sony...Lol You do know that 2k15 has been out for a while and pretty soon they are gonna announce 2k16. So it makes since to shutdown the old severs to make room for the new version that's coming out later this year. The difference here is Sony announced shutting down the severs of last year's game before the new dropped this year.

Corpser3253d ago

Well nba 2k14 is released 6 months before MLB the show 14, so lol the server has been up 50% longer, I don't know how anyone can defend this practice of shutting down servers just 1 year after release, and yes plenty of people play old sports games because they get so cheap

NeoGamer2323252d ago

This has nothing to do with Sony. I completely disagree with shutting servers down within a year and a half of games releasing. There should be a minimum commitment by publishers to keep servers running for three years when games are released.

I can understand a game's server becoming irrelevant after three years. But after just over a year is ridiculous. Heck, I can still find some brand new unopened NBA 2K14's in some stores.

ThinkThink3252d ago

This trend is concerning. It's ok for them to still take your money and sell 2k14 in their online store but they don't have to support the servers? Just disappointing.

kevinsheeks3252d ago (Edited 3252d ago )

People didn't hate on it cause it was sony they hated it because it was wrong your the person coming in here making this about sony.

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maybe a few trolls but for the most part just concerned upset users.

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Macdaddy713253d ago (Edited 3253d ago )

I just think it's crap to shut down servers on the ones that stay a yr behind,..for many reasons...if they do that they should remove 14 from stores so little johnny mom don't buy it thinking he can play online!!!! Trust me I don't support this no more then i did Sony mlb for same reasons... You got moms, dads, uncles, grandparents all will buy older games.. For kids!!!!

Khajiit863253d ago

Kids can have fun offline because they probably wouldnt do too great online anyways. I LOVE sports games. Ill get NBA 2k in October when its released then if that game lasts me until summer the following year, that is A LOT of value for $60. By August (if you make it that far) you are getting sick of the game and getting excited for the new version which you are starting to see more screens, video, info etc.. I would like them to keep the servers up but you have to think, its April they need to prepare for NBA 2k16.

StormLegend3253d ago

See everyone does it, it was nothing new.

kstap333253d ago

That's ok. I'm done with that series. Micro transactions killed it for me. Was my favorite sports game. Greedy dicks.

Khajiit863253d ago

Thats not even whats killing it for me. I dont buy any of that stuff EVER anyways. Online is horrible. I hate the park mode and waiting in line in a VIDEOGAME to play a game of Basketball. They need crews back, and fix their servers in the first place, because I get all kinds of problems but am fine with almost any other game.

kstap333253d ago (Edited 3253d ago )

I actually liked the Park mode, although waiting was a bit daft. I never spent money either on the bs available, but they altered the game and made the grind a lot longer in order to upgrade the my player. I'm done with it.

rawrock3253d ago

I think shuting down the servers for 2k14 now is way too soon. If you buy a game with online play that game should be supported for at least several years imo. Of course they just want you to buy the new version every year.

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2K Shuts Down NBA 2K14 Servers

So NBA 2K14 won’t be joining us in 2016

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Donnywho2976d ago

Took a page right out of EA's playbook.

SunnyZ2976d ago (Edited 2976d ago )

Enjoy your full priced limited time only rented games LOL.

freshslicepizza2976d ago

you mean like the old sports games during the ps1, n64, snes and nes days that had no online at all?

SunnyZ2976d ago (Edited 2976d ago )

No?
You can still play those now granted you have the correct hardware...

They have taken out a HUGE part of the game, multiplayer. In this day and age, that is unacceptable.

It literally costs them nothing to have a few servers open for the few people that still wish to play their purchased game online with other people.

Shit the game is only what, 2 years old?

That's pathetic support.

If they wish to stop online gameplay, they should be required to release server software so people can host their own game servers.

bumnut2976d ago

How can you miss what did not exist?

freshslicepizza2975d ago

i am not agreeing with what they are doing but it is obvious they want people to buy the new games and not just keep playing online forever. this pushes people to play the new one or like i was referring to keep playing the old one but not online. so how is the game a waste or a rental if you can still play the game minus the online multiplayer?

this is another example of trying to keep revenue going in a market where costs keep going up to make these games. if a game is not functional at all because it relies on servers and they pull the servers then that is a better argument to put forward. then that means it is a rental.

online multiplayer has and always been a bonus in sports games but as a business it makes perfect sense for them to close their servers to help their business model. you want to have repeat customers and the tricky part with sports games is it is harder to convince gamers they need to upgrade each year because of incremental changes that some don't feel it's worth it. this is one way to try and push them but of course there are repercussions because many feel cheated now that their older games re useless. the industry really doesn't want people to sit idle with anything. they want people to keep investing. that's the business model with a lot of products.

Seraphim2975d ago

let me remind everyone nothing is obvious. Only 2k actually knows the numbers of active users still playing 2k14. It is an old games with 2k15 and this years 2k16 both [obviously] being out. So this is actually 3 years old in sporting years. Also it seems to me that like NHL & maybe even Golf that NBA is somewhat of a niche market in gaming and it's easy to consider that few if any are still online w/ 2k14. Either way we simply don't know. I personally don't like the idea of online games or games that require online connectivity because of this. However from a business perspective if it's no longer feasible to keep the servers dedicated to an older game no one, or very few are playing then it's time to shut down. After all you can go out and buy NBA 2k15 for $10-20 now? Even those who can't afford to upgrade annually can at least scrape up that to buy last years and stay online. Shite, I'd donate to someone who truly couldn't afford it.

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moomoo3192976d ago

Its ok I hated 2k14 it was complete ass. 2k16 is miles better you'd be doing yourself a disservice sticking with that old shit.

bumnut2976d ago

You are missing the point, they are forcing you to buy the next game which is wrong.