NBA 2K16 Lets You Fully Design a Team, Go Online for 5-on-5 Matches

Recreate the Seattle Sonics, craft a tribute to Keith Van Horn, or whatever else your heart desires.


NBA 2K16 features a new mode where you can design a team and then take it online to compete in 5-on-5 matches against other players.

Known as 2K Pro-Am, this is an extension of the existing MyPlayer mode. Beyond being able to simply create your own player, you can now craft a team from scratch, including its logo, jersey, and arena. As the trailer below demonstrates, you can do everything from recreate the Seattle Sonics to designing a terrifying tribute to Stephen Curry. Presumably this flexibility will also result in plenty of inappropriate logos, too.

With a team created, you can head online to take part in 5-on-5 games, either on your own or with friends. 2K16 has support for up to 40 players playing at the same time, for a total of four games that can be taking place alongside each other in a huge gym, as seen in the trailer.

2K says this is "NBA-style basketball" (meaning there are things like timeouts and fouls) on full-sized courts. "Instant matchmaking" allows you to jump right into games without any waits, and leaderboards are available for daily, weekly, and monthly periods.

2K16 is due out for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on September 29. It'll feature one of three NBA players on the cover: the aforementioned Steph Curry, Anthony Davis, or James Harden. Covers will be randomized, though each copy comes with inserts featuring the other two players so that you can choose which of the three you want on your shelf.

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