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NBA 2K14′s Eco-Motion Engine Brings Players to Life on PS4

Ronnie Singh's Avatar + Posted by Ronnie Singh on Nov 06, 2013 // Sr. Community Manager, 2K Games

What an exciting year for everyone in the video game industry. The team here at 2K has seen a lot over the years, and experienced countless new system launches. But we’ve never seen one like this year, with the launch of PS4. It’s an old cliché that new technology allows developers to take their products to the next level, but that’s never been truer than now. As work began on NBA 2K14 for PS4, the next-gen technology inspired our developers at Visual Concepts to develop a completely new experience from the ground up. NBA 2K14 on PS4 will feature re-built game modes, stunning life-like graphics, and a brand new gameplay engine.

With that said, 2K is excited to unveil the all-new Eco-Motion Engine for NBA 2K14 on PS4. With Eco-Motion, the entire NBA experience comes to life in ways never before seen in a video game, including crowd reactions, atmosphere, coaching strategies, real player voices, and most of all the emotion of the game. Player animations are dynamic, and evolve on the fly as you play. Player personalities and emotions factor into the game as well, affecting how players perform and even behave on the court. No longer will players look like robots on the court. Now you will feel the emotion of the game in a living, evolving basketball environment.

One example of the Eco-Motion Engine in action is the new fluid nature of player animations. Gone are the days of pre-canned animations that must play out exactly as they were mocapped. Now, players adjust their movements based on the environment around them. Jumpshots will change midair, dribble moves will alter in between dribbles, and players will land in a unique way following every thunderous dunk or block. No two animations will ever appear exactly the same. To illustrate this point, our Dev team recently showed off a looping video of OKC star Kevin Durant taking the same jumpshot ten different times. Sure enough, each clip was unique in some way. In one shot, KD pulled off a perfect shooting motion. But in the next, a defender stepped up and altered the shot, causing him to rush the release and land awkwardly on one foot. These types of play-to-play variations occur constantly in real life sports, but until now it’s been a challenge to capture the fluid and dynamic nature of live sports in a video game. Not anymore.

Of course, this is just a small sample of the exciting next-gen basketball experience gamers can look forward to in NBA 2K14 on PS4. Everyone here at 2K is so proud of this game, and we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on it on November 15th.

Give me a follow on Twitter @Ronnie2K. Thanks for reading!

Ronnie

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+ demarcus2189 on November 7th, 2013 at 1:40 pm said:

Will full arm sleeve tattoos or duplicate nba stars tattoos(jr smith, chris anderson, lebron, carmelo etc..) be available for created players on the next gen?


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+ ygoloib on November 7th, 2013 at 2:04 pm said:

I don’t know if these questions have been ask but ill throw them out there
1. will national teams be added (France, USA, Spain & etc)
2. will myplayer saves ever transfer over from year to year
3.you guys need to get football back somehow someway
haven’t played since 2k11 but will get back this next gen


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+ x_Chaunthedon on November 7th, 2013 at 2:34 pm said:

Are the Xbox One and PS4 versions gonna be different? Cause with the new eco-motion stuff, it has PS4 branding all over it. Is this (ecomotion) just for PlayStation or both?


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    + Ronnie Singh on November 7th, 2013 at 4:36 pm said:

    It’s for both consoles.


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+ Shootdemupbangx2 on November 7th, 2013 at 2:50 pm said:

Can I play 2k 14 on ps4 while the game installs?


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+ castledestroyer on November 7th, 2013 at 3:08 pm said:

@Ronnie2K
Hey, I have two questions that haven’t been answered to the fullest.
1. Will the fans finally react when you hit a game winner or buzzer beater?

2. Will the association glitches be gone too for next-gen because I was very frustrated like for example the online association you had to wait an actual 6 hours to advance to the next will that all be gone?

Thank you for helping all of us with our questions Ronnie2K!


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+ Nic3rack12 on November 7th, 2013 at 4:38 pm said:

Is player editing in or out on next-gen 2K14? EA has already confirmed that Live will not include this and I wanted to make sure that you wouldn’t remove such a crucial feature.


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+ Kchow23 on November 7th, 2013 at 5:17 pm said:

A bit disappointed that there won’t be any remote play… hopefully for next year. Also, would be neat to have some of the equivalent Kinect features by having the PlayStation Camera.


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+ tusunami on November 7th, 2013 at 6:44 pm said:

NBA live 14 better bring it cause I might end up getting this instead.


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+ RamboFX on November 7th, 2013 at 8:24 pm said:

Will there be an updated track list in next gen 2k14? Or will it be the same as current gen? Live14 just released their track list, and it looks pretty impressive, while some of the songs on current gen 2k14 are a bit outdated at this point. If not will we be able to add our own custom soundtrack?


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+ KRCII25 on November 8th, 2013 at 1:28 am said:

You are right about the four games in one but creating separate games gives you alot more to tinker almost becoming a GTA style basketball rpg once all the ideas are on disc. Im just saying I would buy it lol. I do have a question though is there anyway possible to have 2k create my player instead of me? For instance if I flew to the studios and sat in front of the facial recognition and also put on the suit and played some ball.. would that be possible?


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+ SneakerHead32 on November 8th, 2013 at 6:33 am said:

Will full arm sleeve tattoos or duplicate nba stars tattoos(jr smith, chris anderson, lebron, carmelo etc..) be available for created players on the next gen?


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+ Amnalehu on November 8th, 2013 at 7:35 am said:

Haven’t played a 2k game in a couple of years. I will be coming back to basketball Nov. 15th! PLEASE MAKE A FOOTBALL GAME! I DON’T CARE IF IT”S CFL FOOTBALL! Football fans are STARVING for football to return to 2K sports!


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+ ShodDJKalankito on November 8th, 2013 at 8:06 am said:

Hey Ronnie two questions can our real face can be printed in the my player???

And the second one is their some feature like or almost like my crew in 2k14 next gen?????

Please answer at least a clue and thanks


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+ BoriMakto on November 8th, 2013 at 2:40 pm said:

Hey ronnie I got a question; can 2 people play MyGM or is just one player and will there be a MyGM mode online to play with a friend thank u


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+ MOOLA3 on November 8th, 2013 at 9:32 pm said:

Can you give us any info on remote play? If we cant remote play 2K to the vita i definitely wont be purchasing the vita just yet. Would really love to have a basketball game on there.


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+ GShift626 on November 9th, 2013 at 10:41 am said:

Ronnie, as someone who is going to be getting both consoles, is the Eco-Motion a PS4 exclusive? Will it also be featured on the Xbox One? And I know the community has requested this: Will we finally be able to pick our jerseys for game day in MYCareer?


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+ iamrenzyboy on November 11th, 2013 at 4:49 pm said:

@Ronnie2k. In 2k14 MyCareer for ps4:

AWESOME!

1) MyCareer – Do you get to sign with other shoe brands? Like adidas? Reebok? Converse?

2) Mycareer – Do you get to switch from using different socks length.

3) Will you be able to use PS Camera to use your own image on your MyPlayer?

4) Will you be able to select different Voices on MyPlayer?

Thanks!


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+ Red_Impact23 on November 11th, 2013 at 8:44 pm said:

Ronnie2k!

DID 2K FIX THE CONTRACT EXTENSION GLITCH FOR NEXT-GEN?

PLEASE REPLY!!!


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+ jeec21 on November 15th, 2013 at 10:11 pm said:

hey quick question i have 2k14 for ps4 and i cant play online it says you must update the application to use network features what can i do


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+ STARRSCREAMM on November 17th, 2013 at 9:00 am said:

Hey Ronnie is there anyway to create a player without going through my career mode ,put everything on 99 and play an exhibition game , like the old days?


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