NBA 2K17 New Trailer Emphasizes The Arena Authenticity

u4nba Date: Sep/08/16 04:40:54 Views: 1701

NBA 2K17 will be out soon, and it has paid the utmost attention to authenticity. The NBA 2K series is well-known for its lifelike graphics, and this year, developer Visual Concepts went the extra mile — or 16,000-plus, to be specific — to deliver realistic audio as well, as you can see in a new trailer for NBA 2K17.


The latest game trailer, "Arena Authenticity," espouses the level of commitment to the in-arena experience the people behind the game put in. They went to every single NBA arena and recorded over 200 hours of live game audio. This allowed them to capture the unique audio of every single arena. This includes obvious stuff, such as crowd chants and player intros. It goes beyond that, though. As the video shows, they recorded the individual buzzer sounds of every arena, and the trailer also seems to indicate they recorded how the ball sounds when dribbled on every NBA floor. Now that’s attention to detail.



The authentic audio in NBA 2K17 includes the way the ball sounds when it bounces on the floor, hits the rim and backboard, and goes through the net; crowd noise, such as cheers and chants; and team-specific buzzers. As you might expect, many of these sounds are different in each of the 29 arenas that NBA clubs use (the two Los Angeles teams, the Lakers and Clippers, share the Staples Center).



NBA 2K17 is set for release Sept. 20 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. For more, check out our comprehensive hands-on gameplay preview.


Update: A representative for 2K Sports confirmed to Polygon that the Xbox One version of NBA 2K17 will support HDR color. Since NBA 2K17 is launching before Forza Horizon 3 (Sept. 27) and Gears of War 4 (Oct. 11), it will be the first Xbox One game to offer HDR compatibility. Players will need to own an Xbox One S console and an HDR10-compatible television in order to play games in HDR.


In fact, the development team behind the game traveled over 16,000 miles to make the arenas as authentic as possible. Logging thousands of miles to bring you the most authentic experience in a sports game ever, watch how each arena in NBA 2K17 will have it's own flavor and be more realistic than ever before.