NBA 2K19 Makes a Heck of a First Impression
Refined sim hoops at 4K and 60fps. YESSSS!!
NBA 2K19 is just around the corner (it releases on September 11), but in the meantime 2K was kind enough to bring a recent build of the sim basketball game to IGN. They brought the Xbox One X version, complete with 4K/60fps visuals. It makes one heck of a first impression, certainly in the graphics department, and in the gameplay as well.
Check out a few first-quarter gameplay clips below. First is LeBron and the Lakers doing some ice-cold shooting (my fault!) against Giannis and the Bucks. Second is the first quarter of action between the Warriors (watch out for a healthy-in-the-game DeMarcus Cousins doing damage in the post!) battling the Rockets. Finally, the 76ers come out shooting the ball well in a quarter of gameplay against Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. Watch for the new Takeover mechanic – shown when a player’s icon catches on fire – signifying the temporarily enhanced skills of that player during the hot streak. Enjoy!
Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews and Xbox Guru-in-Chief. Follow him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan, catch him on Unlocked, and drop-ship him Taylor Ham sandwiches from New Jersey whenever possible.