'NBA 2K17' News & Update: Better Face Scan Technology Is Here, Other New Features [VIDEO]

By Joe Marsalis , Updated Jun 23, 2016 06:19 AM EDT
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One of the biggest frustrations of "NBA 2K" players is the total disappointment that is the face scanning app for MyPlayers. There have been a lot of memes on how much the app is a total fail (regardless of how good a photo you take with it) but there's some hope now. Ronnie Singh of 2K Sports hinted at a possible better face scanning app for "NBA 2K17."

In a "2KTV" segment discussing new "NBA 2K17" features, Singh pulled out his phone and turned his head from side to side, as a player normally would when his face is being scanned for the game. This is taken to be a wordless acknowldegment of a new—or at least, improved—face scanning feature.

EA Sports' "NBA Live 2016" actually had a better, slightly more accurate face scan app that "NBA 2K17" seems to be trying to take after, Forbes reports. Time will tell if it really is more reliable than previous iterations, but consumer-level face-scanning technology has generally never been very accurate.

As for other announced "NBA 2K17" features, Design & Trend notes that the game will have the most amount of signature animations in the franchise, timed-locker codes (codes that net you random items for use within the game) will be returning.

Gamers who preorder "NBA 2K17" will get the game four days before launch, with 5,000 Virtual Currency that they can spend on items within the game, a MyTeam bundle with three booster packs (and a guaranteed Paul George Free Agent Card). There are also three editions of the game: the standard edition, going for $59.99; the Legend Edition for $79.99 featuring Kobe Bryant on the cover; and the Legend Gold Edition with even more bonuses for $99.99.

"NBA 2K17" drops on September 20, later this year.

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