The lights are on
Normally shutting down the servers for an older sports title wouldn't be
a big deal, but Visual Concepts' turning out the online lights on NBA 2K11 in mid-November might stoke the ire of fans.
Given that the new title NBA 2K12 hasn't been out a full month yet, we're sure there are still some fans of the series having fun online with 2K11. Furthermore, given NBA 2K12's online problems since launch, you can excuse some gamers for preferring to deal with the devil they know instead of just switching over to 2K12. Finally, the fact that 2K11 has the My Crew and Online Leagues features – which NBA 2K12 does not – is yet another reason why shutting off online access to 2K11 at this time might not go over well with some fans.
Any 2K11 players put out by this shut down?
Email the author Matthew Kato, or follow on Twitter, and Game Informer.
I could understand if NBA 2K13 was out and they were shutting down the servers for 2K11, but like you said its only been a month. I never got around to doing the online stuff 2K11, I prefer the franchise mode in single player, but I can certainly see people being upset about this.
this blows 2k11 was a blast!
Does this shut down 2K Share as well?
That's messed up!but it wouldn't bother me none cause i loved the my player mode!
Wow, this seems like a very bad move. I'm sure there is going to be quite a bit of backlash over this one.
I never could play multiplayer. I just rep for my team.
Another way to keep gamers buying their next game? It's been only a year...
Wow after only a month I think they should wait another 4 months or so. Oh well its not like I played 2k 11 that ofter but I can honestly see this upsetting other people.
I'd rather play my franchise any way...
Yeah this is kinda dumb. I'm not an avid Bball fan but man I love 2K11 and playing it when I get that itch for some Bball. Shutting down the servers is just stupid.
this company is in trouble following all the layoffs, and cuts they had to make but i give them credit for pushing out grade a titles on a very slim budget.
Wow, that is really fast. Usually game servers don't go down until at least 2-3 years later. 2K12 is fun but there are a lot of problems with the game. I'm probably going to wait and see what EA brings to the table next year.
I almost bought this game used the other day, I am now glad that I didn't waste my money.
What!? I still play 2K11. What are you doing 2K?