For the first time in NBA 2K history, the WNBA are making their debut in NBA 2K20. It’s been announced that all 12 teams will be playable in Play Now and Seasonal Modes when NBA 2K20 launches on September 6.
“Growing up, I always remembered watching male athletes on TV and playing as them in video games. Now, to have the WNBA be in the position we are and to have women featured prominently in NBA 2K20, we are allowing young girls and boys to have female athletes as role models,” said Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks forward. “The 2K team has done an amazing job of making sure to not just put women into the game playing men’s basketball, but I’ve seen first-hand the hard work they’re doing to make this as real and authentic as possible to women’s basketball. I’m proud to be a part of this team paving the way for the future.”
Choosing to play as any of the 12 WNBA teams will come with a sense of realism with every jump, shot, pass, dribble being based on the moves of those from the WNBA themselves. WNBA Superstars like Candace Parker and A’ja Wilson have all been filmed using best-in-class motion capture.
“For years, fans have requested the ability to play as some of their favourite WNBA stars,” said Jeff Thomas, SVP of Development, Visual Concepts. “We’ve been working with the WNBA and their top players to modify our basketball simulation engine to replicate the WNBA on-court experience. We’re excited to roll out this new feature in NBA 2K20 because we know how important the WNBA is to the world of basketball.”
Get ready for a realistic WNBA experience when NBA 2K20 launches globally September 6.