Spike Lee Confirmed to Direct NBA 2K16’s Career Mode (Updated)
The Associated Press reports that Spike Lee has confirmed his involvement in making NBA 2K16's Career Mode. Even though Spike Lee's movies tend to be rated R, it's pretty obvious you shouldn't be expecting any adult or mature content here as NBA 2K16 will maintain the series' E for Everyone rating. NBA 2K16's story mode will follow around a basketball player whose life is just as crazy as his crossovers.
"They asked me," Lee said, in regards to 2K Sports and NBA 2K16. "It's about the trials and tribulations of life on a big stage with the money, fame, temptations, family members, the press, fans, all that stuff."
NBA 2K16 will launch on Sept. 29 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One,PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Pre-ordering NBA 2K16 will allow you to get the full game on Sept. 25.
Let's hope NBA 2K16won't be as butchered as the Oldboy remake as Spike Lee is directing the game's Career Mode. Also, NBA 2K16's cover stars have been revealed.
Polygon reports that well-known New York Knicks fan and veteran film maker, Spike Lee, will be joining the Virtual Concepts and 2K Sports teams in the development of NBA 2K16. Lee is best known as an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, some of his most notable being Inside Man, Malcolm X and Do the Right Thing.
However, Lee joining the team isn't the only thing that has been recently revealed about the anticipated NBA title. We also know three different cover stars because of a leak that seems like it will eventually appear on all three of the athletes' Instagrams. The three covers say, "Be the story," and will feature Stephen Curry of Golden State, James Harden of Houston and Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City. This won't be the first time that the game had three different covers, with NBA 2K11 and NBA 2K13 each doing the same thing. Lee will also have a spot on the covers, much as Jay-Z did three years ago when he stepped in as a celebrity executive producer for NBA 2K13.
Lee's involvement with the video game has been rumored for about a month now, starting out when the New York Post said that he was, "in San Francisco working on an NBA video-game project." Lee isn't a stranger to pro basketball, having not only been a Knicks fan for quite some time now, but also being known as the writer and director of the basketball-focused He Got Game, which starred Ray Allen.
While NBA 2K16 doesn't even have a release window just yet (we're guessing fall 2015), the series is known to annually launch on the first Tuesday of October and you can probably expect PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game.