2K Sports has released a new video showing off the dynamic commentary system in NBA 2K17. There are 11 commentators in total in NBA 2K17, which means that every game you play can be a different experience in this respect. Most sports games are limited to play-by-play from one crew, so NBA 2K17’s introduction of multiple crews is a game changer.
The video features interviews with Kevin Harlan, Steve Smith, Brent Barry, and Doris Burke.
The voice work of David Aldridge and Chris Webber is also featured in the video, as is coach commentary from Billy Donovan, Frank Vogel, Brad Stevens, Doc Rivers, Steve Kerr, Jason Kidd, Mike Budenholzer, and David Joerger. Hearing actual NBA coaches talk strategy to their players during timeouts is another feature that takes the immersive nature of NBA 2K17 to a different level.
Another cool feature is an interview mechanic that allows Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal to ask your player questions after a game. Your responses can be chosen by a decision wheel similar to what’s found in games like Mass Effect.
Shaq, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson round out the post-game commentary team. As you can see, NBA 2K17’s lineup of commentators is stacked.
All this adds up to an in-game system that does a fantastic job of replicating the complexity of a real life NBA broadcast.
The commentary experience in NBA 2K17 is just another element that contributes to what could be the most realistic basketball simulation ever created.
NBA 2K17 is coming September 20, and we here at SGO cannot wait!