With stellar broadcast style presentation, realistic animations, and more facial scans than most other games, the NBA 2K series has always been a graphical leader in the sports video game genre. With the power of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One at their disposal for NBA 218, the team at Visual Concepts is pushing their own benchmark even further thanks to 4K/60 frames per second visuals supporting High Dynamic Range imaging.

Today a new developer diary breaks down all the areas NBA 2K18 is making graphical strides, from more realistic bodies and higher fidelity face scans to authentic jersey colors and the largest collection of scanned shoes they've had to date. The video goes on to address one area of improvement called for by many people who play MyCareer – better character creation. This year, when constructing your MyPlayer you can look forward to more varied body types, improved face scan technology, and a larger library of hair styles to choose from.

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PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners can get their first taste of NBA 2K18 on September 8, when The Prelude demo launches. The full game releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch (digitally), and PC on September 19. To learn more, read about the gameplay changes coming down the pipe this year, as well as the new tools for wannabe general managers in MyGM and MyLeague.