Impressions and previews for NBA 2K18 are good, but the Create-A-Player mode appeared to be disappointing. For instance, this year’s CAP suite doesn’t allow face sculpting.
Generally speaking, there isn’t much to really create, and the options are limited.
It looks like the system has taken a major step backward. This will definitely impact roster and draft class creators, other than MyLeague fans who use the custom content. However, help appears to be on the way. Brian Mazique spoke with a 2K rep and the development team is aware of the dissatisfaction with the current tool. When asked if it would be possible to simply restore the CAP system from NBA 2K17, the response from the 2K dev team was: “We can’t patch the old system back into 2K18 but we are working on adding as much into the next 2K18 patch (after day 1) as we can.”
This will translate into the fact that there will be a Day 1 patch, but any changes to the CAP system would not be included. It all depends on how things are prioritized post launch and the CAP system can be patched in the second or third update.
In any case, it’s always great when the devs pay attention to what the fans require and actually put changes in place to satisfy the fan base.