NBA 2K17 Face-Scanning Requires Free Mobile App

by Matt Bertz on Aug 24, 2016 at 05:00 AM

The NBA 2K16 face-scanning technology was good for a few laughs, but didn't do a great job of capturing your likeness. This year developer Visual Concepts is taking a new approach via its MyNBA2K17 mobile app.

2K confirmed the console version does not include the PS Camera or Kinect support this year, so users who want to scan their face must download the My NBA2K17 mobile app, which releases on iOS and Android on September 8.

In addition to the face-scanning tech, the app features the ability to win VC points daily (the virtual currency used in NBA 2K17), a MyPlayer shop for perusing console items for your created baller, a MyTeam Mobile collectible card game, and the ability to buy and sell MyTeam cards via the auction house. 

NBA rookie of the year Karl-Anthony Towns graces the cover for MyNBA2K17 app, so look for the Timberwolves star's face in the mobile marketplace to track down the app.


Our Take
We're glad Visual Concepts is trying a new approach to facial scanning this year. We won't know if it works better (likely) or worse (can you imagine?) until we get our hands on it September 8.