NBA 2K12 Is The Same As NBA 2K11; Will Buyers Care?

Due to the NBA lockout which could extend well into the regular season, Kotaku has reported that NBA 2K12 will have no updated roster.

This means NBA 2K12 will have the exact same roster as NBA 2K11. There will be no new rookies added to the game nor will there be any roster changes to any of the teams. Even the NBA All Star teams will be exactly the same.

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cochise3134681d ago

ummmm why is this a surprise? most sports games never change. I did buy 2k11 because I'm a basketball fan. I just wait till they're twenty bucks then buy them.

HOSe4681d ago

im still playing nba courtside 2002

Titanz4681d ago

Nothing but platonic love going on here :P

iceman064681d ago

The reason to buy the new 2k12 is NOT the current teams. It's really the further inclusion of the classic teams and players. For long time basketball fans, this is a dream come true. Plus it's already been reported by VC that if and when the season starts, that the rosters will automatically update to include rookies. It's a win-win if you are a fan of the game and the sport.

manman64681d ago

The people who buy these games are usually fans of the sport and probably only buy these type of games. So I don't think anyone would really mind if the game have the same roster.

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Amazon Warehouse Deals Reloaded Starting With 22-cent Games and Up

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NBA 2K12 Has The Most Appealing Ads Ever

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2K Sports kill servers for NBA 2K12, College Hoops 2K8 and NHL 2K10

2K Sports seems to have pulled the plug on its old online servers. Users playing All-Pro Football 2K8, NHL 2K10, College Hoops 2K8 and the year-old NBA 2K12 multiplayer have noticed a lack of online support across the last three weeks.

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Yi-Long4247d ago

... pulling the online MP from a game that's only a year old.

The box says it has an online MP mode, and I'm sure people are still playing 2k12 online (probably many people who aren't enthusiastic about the whole Jay-Z layer they vomitted over the game), so they should keep supporting the online MP mode for years to come.

Lvl_up_gamer4246d ago

I agree. 1 year is to short. The other gams I can understand since 08 is almost 5 years ago and as for their NHL title....well EA took them out of that genre with EA's NHL series.

Shutting down the servers is going to reduce their overhead costs so I see why as a business standpoint. I read that 2k won't be doing MLB titles anymore as well so expect MLB 2k12's servers to shut down in the year to come.

It's bad enough that we sports fans buy a new sports game every year with minimal changes other then the rosters....now we have no choice if we want to keep older titles to play online. Things like this will lead to more pirating of sports games. Nobody want to be forced to pay $60 for a game and then have the servers shut down a year later giving you no choice but to buy the next $60 game. People are going to look for other ways around having to pay full price for a new game because their money for the current game didn't stretch out for more then a year.

NYC_Gamer4247d ago

That is real cheap on the part of 2K sports..I'm sure many people enjoyed playing 2K12 online and it just came out last year...

bubblebeam4247d ago

Why is this not illegal? When are games going to be treated seriously by the law? If this happened with anything else, people would be up in arms wanting blood.

I think the only fair thing to do is that when people buy these games, included in the sticker price is a bond. After the servers shut down, 2K (in this case) have to pay them the bond back, whether it be bank deposit or game credits.

I think next-gen developers are going to be doing this to many more games. It basically forces you to buy the newer one. Why people still buy these games is outstanding. Have they no freaking morals?

Psychotica4247d ago

Not sure but I think the back of the box says they can disable the online part anytime..

DeadlyFire4246d ago

I was going to buy 2k12 this year and play it online haha.

I think one year is absurb. The typical console server shutdown is 2 years, but hey on PC I can run my own server for any game anytime.

Psychotica4247d ago

So keep this in mind if you are thinking about buying 2K13..

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