NBA 2K17 senior producer, Erick Boenisch took to facebook today to talk about some of the new features coming to MyGM/MyLEAGUE, and the big feature up for discussion today seems to be League Expansion.
League Expansion is entirely new to NBA 2K17, and serves as a way to grow your league beyond the 30-team NBA. Now whenever you create a MyGM or MyLEAGUE, you’ll have some options as to how you want to setup your league.
You can choose from the current NBA structure of 30 teams, start a league with expansion where you’re able to expand the league from 30 to 36 team using your own designs, or you can start with a totally custom league that still allows for a maximum of 36 teams of your choosing. Realigned divisions, expansion teams, classic teams, edited/rebranded teams, euroleague teams and more are all available.
This opens the door to a lot of customization, and there are more features to make it easier. For those of you that don’t want to create all of the art for your team, you’ll be able to choose from 10 pre-built fictional franchises with full audio and commentary support. If you’re not feeling the pre-built teams, you can also download team designs from the NBA 2K17 community.
The game will also support league expansion in a number of other ways. This year franchise fans will have access to an NBA schedule creation tool that will dynamically generated balanced schedules to your leagues. Menus will also become dynamic with respect to how many teams are in the league.
Overall it sounds like a pretty great addition to the series. For MyGM and MyLEAGUE fans out there, are you excited about the league expansion feature? Let us know in the comments below or on social media, and as always stay tuned to SGO for the latest NBA 2K17 news.