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Recently, 2K Sports and developer Visual Concepts announced that they would be including 14 Euroleague teams in NBA 2K14. We got a few more tidbits of info regarding the new teams direct from the publisher.
The initial announcement that 14 of the league's 24 teams are included begged the question of why almost half the league has been left out. While not a definitive answer, the publisher told us that the team focused on a specific number of teams to make sure that the "polish and graphical integrity [was] true to our franchise's authenticity." 2K said it would "explore the possibility" of adding more Euroleague teams at a later date.
Each of the 14 Euroleague teams includes 10 real players, so you won't be getting a generic roster full of no-names. And like we initially suspected, Euroleague teams and players will only be playable in the game's Exhibition and online modes, although they can be pitted against NBA teams.
Operation Sports uncovered that the game will use one generic Euroleague arena, but the branding on the court itself (which conforms to league-specific dimensions) will be team-specific.
The inclusion of these Euroleague teams will go more towards selling copies of the game in Europe than over here, but it's good that a franchise known for being the complete product continues to add to its game.
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