The lights are on
NBA 2K14 is adding to its already rich feature set by including 14 teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
The addition of the 14 teams represents the majority of the league's teams, but it also means that 10 teams from the 2012-2013 regular season are missing. The Euroleague consists of 31 teams, but only 24 are included in the regular season group stage.
It's unclear how the Euroleague teams will be utilized in the game apart from being able to pit NBA teams against them.
TURKISH AIRLINES EUROLEAGUE TEAMS BEING ADDED:
TEAMS FROM THE 2012-2013 REGULAR SEASON NOT INCLUDED:
NBA 2K14 comes out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 1, and will hit the next-gen systems sometime later this year.
For more on the game's pre-order campaign and the inclusion of Lebron on the cover, head over to our previous preview.
All screens from current-gen systems
Our TakeIt's unfortunate that not all the teams will be included, but this is a good first step and acknowledgement of the increased importance of international basketball. Apart from adding the other teams, it also remains to be seen if this deal covers the actual player names and likenesses on any of the teams. Finally, we're interested to find out if the teams will only be available for exhibition play.
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This is very interesting. My question is, how does this affect players that have been drafted by teams that actually play over there? Does the team have the rights to the player in the game then?
I'd imagine this would be a similar to playing in the career mode and being sent to the d-league team. Only this time you'll be in Europe trying to prove that you belong in the NBA.
Welcome addition to an already outstanding franchise.
Nice,i doubt i would play as these teams much though.
Wow. That's an interesting move. However, they are more likely to be like Madden NFL 07's crap Euro teams than anything else.
What they need to do is incorporate a team creating system online where you can upload your own logos and design your uniforms like they did with NCAA football. Guarantee everyone would use it. Adding more teams is better but I wanna customize my player more. More tattoos please!!
As long as it doesn't have VC points and always enabled autosaving, I'll give this a look.
That looks awesome. My girlfriend's first cousin Teddy plays basketball in the Euroleague
i ws excited at first because my cuzin plays in the euro league but his teams not listed :(
Well, looks like they're reusing the same crowds yet again...
live 10 already had this
Thats cool, actually a quit significant bonus
Cool, Now I don't have to create them. This is going to be the best game in 2K history