Crew mode returns in NBA 2K14

2K Sports says "single-most requested" game mode coming back after multi-year absence only on Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.

2K Sports announced today that the Crew game mode will return this year in NBA 2K14. It will be exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.

The cooperative multiplayer mode was introduced in NBA 2K10, but was not featured in NBA2K12 or NBA 2K13.

2K Sports said it was the "single-most requested" game mode for this year's game.

In NBA 2K14, players will be able to face off against other Crews in 5-on-5 matches. Leaderboards and statistics are also supported.

2K Sports also announced today that Euroleague teams will be supported in NBA 2K14. Fourteen of the "top" European teams, along with authentic uniforms and players, will be featured.

Some of NBA 2K14's other features include a soundtrack chosen by cover star Lebron James, "dynamic living rosters" powered by Stats, Inc., and a MyTEAM mode with single- and multiplayer tournaments.

In addition, NBA 2K14 boasts new Pro Stick gameplay control, allowing players to pull of no-look passes and "intricate" passes with "deadly accuracy." On top of this, a new Smart Play Button will let players quickly call the most suitable play for the context of the game.

In all, NBA 2K14 features more than 3,000 new animations.

Some general gameplay upgrades in NBA2K14 include additional "signature skills" for each player, as well as enhancements to the game's playbook and play systems. On offense, 2K Sports said players will see more realistic footwork on jump shots, a new branching system for dribbling, and more accurate targeting for passing.

Defense in NBA 2K14 has also been improved, according to 2K Sports. New defensive AI will see where the offense is being successful and adjust accordingly. In addition, the blocking system has been "completely revamped," 2K said, and will feature more realistic physics. Players will also have expanded defensive commands, able to use the right stick to contest shots and passes, and deny or pressure an incoming ball.

Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K14 launches October 1 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game will also release for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 later this year. A Wii U version is not in development.

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36 comments
bumsonfire
bumsonfire

more online features like fifa 14 does with ultimate team would be good :)

recklesscogniti
recklesscogniti

Sucks no crew on PS4 or XB1.  Wonder what else they've got planned for the next-gen version.

KaSeRRoR
KaSeRRoR

SWEEEEEEEEET! This is AwEsOmE news! I'm down like the clown!

>=)

RE4WiiGirl
RE4WiiGirl

"single most requested" well what do you care who requests it if it's only for people with PS4 and XB1....?! Not on PC... thanks alot!

jaijames
jaijames

for the Wii U  users its time to get a ps4 LMAO

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

With this game not coming to the Wii U will servers still be up for 2K13 so Nintendo gamers have an NBA basketball game to play ?  I would like that one answered !

smoothyplum26
smoothyplum26

Sucks it won't be on next gen, would love to know 2k's reason for this.

ken_wakashimazu
ken_wakashimazu

2k: crew is finally back!!

me: YES, YES, YES!!!!

2k: only on current gen

me: ARE YOU FUCKING TROLLING ME????

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

NO CREW MODE ON PC????? WHAT?????

mhj0808
mhj0808

Why not on PS4??? Assholes.

XxAK47xX
XxAK47xX

WTF! only one the last gen versions of the game?!?!? that is the biggest bullshit I have read all week.

A_Man3383358553
A_Man3383358553

Does good basketball return in NBA 2k14? Because it definitely wasn't in 2k13

atlanticmoon
atlanticmoon

EA's Madden Team could learn somethings from 2k 

USDevilDog
USDevilDog

I honestly hope they have an option to remove auto substitution.  I always found the substitution system in NBA 2K to be anemic and poorly designed.  Currently, a typical 4th quarter of the series' franchise mode would comprise of the following: (1) user (regardless of his player's star status) plays for a minute or two before being subbed out; (2) user is forced to watch subbing animation and then simulated play; (3) user presses Y or Triangle to skip simulated play; (4) the game loads for a few seconds and user resumes control; (5) a minute later the player is subbed out again then repeat steps 2 through 5.  It's a completely unnecessary time sink. 

lev2013
lev2013

& JUST LIKE THAT...I'M NOT BUYING THIS

KiQaletaqa23
KiQaletaqa23

Hope they get the Euroleague courts and RULES right as well,  I don't want it to just be more NBA basketball with different player skins

blackace
blackace

i hope they fix the offensive rebounding and boxing out in this game as well. So tired of watching my teammates stand around and let the computer controlled team get continue OR. NBA 2K13 was a disaster.

AD216
AD216

thank god they're fixing the d and shot blocking

reese357262
reese357262

its bs that this feature wont be in the next gen versions id love to have this mode on my ps4.

dmastor
dmastor

What not for next gen?

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@smoothyplum26 Because the next gen has an install base of roughly zero units at this time? And the game releases before the next gen even launches?

Ekrindul
Ekrindul

@A_Man3383358553 Doubtful. For instance, did you notice that they say you can now use the right stick to contest shots and passes ... just like you could in 2k12 and 2k13. It's a new feature. I guess it just took two years to get around to mentioning it. 2K doesn't give a crap.

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

@USDevilDog  You can always select Manual Subs..You just need to go into your Profile Coach Settings & Save

USDevilDog
USDevilDog

@DARKSPACE @USDevilDog Thank you for the heads up.  I am probably doing something wrong then.  For some reason I cannot get the manual subs option to extend to MyPlayer mode or whatever the franchise mode is called -- on 2K12 and 2K13.  I'll need to play around with the options this weekend.