2K has announced NBA 2KVR Experience, the first virtual reality basketball game immersing players in a new, entertaining NBA environment filled with the sights and sounds of fun mini-games and challenges. Available beginning on November 22 on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Samsung Gear VR, the new experience continues the dominance of the NBA 2K series.
Our team consistently looks for new ways to deliver unique, fun experiences for the gamer,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “NBA 2KVR will give fans, even more, access to our franchise and test new skills across entertaining VR challenges.
In the NBA 2KVR Experience, players will join NBA 2K17 cover athlete and All-Star Paul George, as they step onto the court at the Indiana Pacers’ Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Paul George will also provide commentary and guide the player by offering tips to help improve their skills in mini-games and features including a three-point shootout, a speed and accuracy skills challenge, the buzzer beater countdown. Players who can earn a variety of Gatorade boosts that will aide their shooting acumen, speed, recovery and more to help reach the top of the leaderboards.
As a lifelong fan of NBA 2K, it’s exciting to see them take the leap into VR, and even more exciting that it’ll be on my home court,” said Paul George, cover star of NBA 2K17. “I can’t wait for fans to dominate on the virtual court with virtual help from Gatorade.
As someone who hasn’t ever been a fan of sports games I have to admit the introduction of the PlayStation VR is a fascinating element. Now the fact that it’s basketball could be great, but it could also be annoying. All in all, this is another step in the right direction for PlayStation VR and VR in general. Stay tuned to GamEir to learn more.