NBA 2K16's First Extended Gameplay Trailer Also Teases College Basketball

New video highlights what 2K calls the "most authentic and real gameplay" ever seen in a basketball game.


Following three teaser videos, 2K Sports has finally offered an extended look at NBA 2K16's gameplay. The publisher has released the first full-length gameplay trailer for the professional basketball game. It's called "#WINNING" and it's meant to highlight NBA 2K16's "authentic and real gameplay."

As you might have guessed, NBA 2K16's cover stars Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Anthony Davis are front and center in the three-minute trailer. Other NBA standouts, including LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, are also featured in the impressive-looking video.

Be sure to watch through until the end, as the video closes by teasing that NBA 2K16 may feature college basketball in some manner. A high school player is shown taping an announcement video for where he'll play college ball. The video cuts out just before he says the name of the school he's committing to.

"I have to decided to go to the great university of..."

In July, it was revealed that 2K Sports had acquired the license for some college basketball teams to appear in NBA 2K16, possibly through the game's MyCareer mode. 2K Sports reportedly has the license for the following schools: Arizona, Arizona State, Georgetown, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan, Texas, UCLA, UConn, Villanova, and Wisconsin.

EA Sports stopped making college sports games, for basketball and football, after its licensing deal with the NCAA expired in 2013. This doesn't prevent EA Sports from making more games in the future, as it could work out a deal with the Collegiate Licensing Company, but no plans have been announced.

NBA 2K16 launches on September 29 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. Preordering the game, however, lets you play a little early. 2K Sports also has released the first in-game, 1080p screenshots for NBA 2K16.

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