NBA 2K15's First PS4 Gameplay Video Revealed, Crowds Now Hold Up Giant Kevin Durant Heads

Check out what this year's NBA 2K game looks like in motion.

The very first gameplay footage from the upcoming NBA 2K15 has been revealed today. While unfortunately very brief, it does offer us a look at the PS4 version's improved visuals and cover star Kevin Durant's dunking ability.

The video shows Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder forward and reigning NBA MVP, dribbling up the court before driving to the basket and dunking on the Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala. (Poor Iggy.)

2K Sports says the video offers a look at "new animations" and "new crowd elements," but doesn't specify what these are. Watching the video, the giant Kevin Durant heads being held up by fans in the crowd stuck out to me even more than the impressive visual quality of the players.

The end of the video mentions a bonus pack players will receive for preordering (except for PSN preorders, which will offer a separate bonus). This pack consists of a throwback Kevin Durant MyTeam card (how a 25-year-old can have a throwback anything, I do not know), two MyTeam card packs, Durant-inspired leg sleeves for use in MyPlayer mode, and 5,000 Virtual Currency (the in-game currency which, for many players, ruined 2K14).

Durant was named 2K15's cover star back in May. Last month, musician Pharrell Williams was announced to be curating the game's soundtrack. 2K15 is due out for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC in North America on October 7, the same day as EA Sports' Xbox One/PS4-only NBA Live 15.

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46 comments
WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

If animations are still crap no buy. 2K13 was so much better than 2K14

014twins
014twins

Hey just wondering are there going to be sliders in 2k15 my player mode cause my player mode in 2k14 is just way to dang hard in any difficulty level I set it at and I like easy games.

korvus
korvus

Wonder if the PC version will be the same as the PS3/360 version. Even if it is, I hope they at least updated the MyCareer mode...saw some of it on PS4 and it sounds pretty entertaining.

emacdaddy08
emacdaddy08

This needs create a player outside of "my player" otherwise I'm all set.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

I hope they fix retarded AI teammates who inexplicably abandon their marks in the heat of an attack

snoop23
snoop23

Is it just me or does the player look more like Lamar Odom than KD?

crymore_noob
crymore_noob

please do something about Rtarded loading speed.

shiel44
shiel44

The big question is did they fix the glitch that caused me to lose my player to a corrupt save file after two seasons?

bigrod69
bigrod69

If I went to a game and people were holding up huge heads of players blocking my view, I would be in a fight. I hate inconsiderate a-holes...


Anywho, I really loved 2K14, all I care about is the career mode. Apparently I'm the only person on Gamespot that actually like the game, at least according to the comments below. I wonder how it became the all-time best selling sports game then?

PSP107
PSP107

imo, 2K has been mediocre for years.  Sports in general have been lackluster since the 360/PS3 started back in 2005/2006.

brocklee5000
brocklee5000

All I care for is association mode. Otherwise ill pass.

phatty88
phatty88

So, will fantasy drafting be back in this version? If not, I'm done with 2K. 

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

Meh, boring game and had been boring for years.  I miss the fun basketball games like NBA Street.

xwulfd
xwulfd

Almost same as 2k14 except the player cover doesn't have terrible badwagon fans!

slickrickldl
slickrickldl

Wow and it look too easy a 2 step cross over for a dunk that hard on an elite defender like Iggy not realistic at all. Everybody knows Durant has low ball handling skills that's why he's spot up shooter. Game will now be people spamming dunks each time down the floor

slickrickldl
slickrickldl

Looks the same save your money.plus no way Durant dunks on Iggy that hard. I don't want no basketball game where thin people like Durant can dunk that hard maybe a more realistic dunk. That thin boy can't overpower Iggy like that he can't even jump as high as him and that's a fact

slickrickldl
slickrickldl

Looks the same save your money. Durant can't dunk on Iggy like that no way try it on 2 k 14 he will not drive and dunk. Seems he's getting cover treatment.

slickrickldl
slickrickldl

Looks the same as 2 k 14 Dave that money for sum thing else

Sw1tched
Sw1tched

Hmm .. it's starting to look to glossy and shiny. Actually looks worse than 2k14. And the animations are still choppy and jitteriy. Just hope next gen isn't only about dynamic lighting and higher res textures, because they haven't even achieved making the ball have better physics around the rim and when people dunk the hands aren't even on the rim half the time.The collision detection needs work

tomservo51
tomservo51

2K14 was a phenomenal sports game. Except for the MANDATORY SPRINT commercials at halftime!!

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

I really hope they improved the gameplay a lot......its beginning to sound like they didn't, but hopefully I'll be surprised.  I really wish they would have gone away with that horrible VCurrency.  Let me create players and put legends on teams and run them through franchise mode!  And one of the most important things is the over-dramatic character animations and super-human AI rebounding!

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

I thought NBA2k14 was the truly "next" gen game back on last console launches… graphics and animations looked awesome and differed from - back then - "current" gen versions…

although I don't like basketball (nor soccer, nor other sports for the matter), this 2k15 does look good...

bigruss51
bigruss51

@korvus  No the pc is gonna be the new gen version that's why it's $60 on steam preorder right now.

blackace
blackace

@shiel44 And there's no way to create a 2nd backup file within the game on the XB1 or PS4. You can still do it for the PS3 and XBox 360 versions.

heatedheavy
heatedheavy

@bigrod69 Or you can easily ask them nicely to not hold the sign which is blocking your view. Thus saving yourself from getting kicked out of the game or worse picking up an assault charge.

blackace
blackace

@PSP107 NBA 2K went downhill after NBA 2K12. NBA 2K11 was it's peak of perfection. The developers had some serious passion with that game. It still had lots og bugs, but it was as bad as the games are now. The stats are jacked up in the Game Tracker section. What a joke. You'll be missing a whole quarter of stats.

blackace
blackace

@GOGOHeadray Short for Visual Concepts. They need to get rid of that crap. I was fine with the Skills Points where it didn't need to access the servers every time a purchase an attribute or some clothes. They need to make VC local and not need the servers.

dangelo_21
dangelo_21

Do you not remember the time that KD dunked on 7ft 290 Brendan Haywood in the western conference finals against the mavericks 4 years ago and Omer Asik in the first round of the playoffs just 2 years ago

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

@slickrickldl - bro, it's a promotional trailer. not a gameplay trailer. take it down a notch

dangelo_21
dangelo_21

Do you not remember the time he dunked on 7ft 290 Brendan Haywood in the western conference finals 4 years ago and then Omer Asik 2 years ago in the first round of the

MrBlondeX
MrBlondeX moderatorstaff

@NbAlIvEr10000 VC really was terrible; it ruined MyGM mode for me. If it still works like that this year, expect to see me complaining in an article on the site. ;)

korvus
korvus

@bigruss51 Yeah, I posted this before they announced that the PC version would be next gen. Made me quite happy too =D

slickrickldl
slickrickldl

Ur crazy if gameplay won't be just like that just like last years promo trailer lebron played the same as that trailer

Zepthire95
Zepthire95

@MrBlondeX @NbAlIvEr10000 Is VC a premium currency that you have to purchase with real money, something you can unlock in game or both? I'm interested because apparently the WWE 2k15 game might have a similar system which would really suck if it's as bad as people are saying.

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

@slickrickldl - i doubt it will run anywhere as smooth as it did in that trailer. like at all, and i'm sure the mechanics will be a little different

MrBlondeX
MrBlondeX moderatorstaff

@Zepthire95 Sorry for late response -- it's both. Visual Concepts seemed to realize it screwed up because it started handing out free VC through Twitter pretty frequently. I'm hoping that means things are handled better in this year's games, but at this point, it's impossible to say.