NBA 2K17 Latest Rumors & Release Date: Take-Two Interactive Dodges Tattoo Copyright Suit

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Aug 05, 2016 08:53 AM EDT

Take-Two Interactive has dodged another bullet following the dismissal of a lawsuit tied up to the use of copyrighted tattoos on the digitally represented versions of NBA players for the upcoming NBA 2K17.

Solid Oak Sketches had previously sought damages worth $150,000 per infringement which could be somewhere in the billions. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are some of the many players tied up to Solid Oak Sketches with all of them expected to appear in the game.

Temporary reprieve

Despite the dismissal of the case, the road ahead for the smooth release of NBA 2K17 is not totally in the clear. According to US District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, Solid Oak Sketches can still pursue damages. This could come in the form of money awarded as a form of compensation for loss of profit, IGN reported.

Free Agent Card bundle

In a separate report here on Game & Guide, it was revealed that locker codes could be combined with upcoming Free Agent Cards. Word about such was tweeted by @Ronnie2K as reported by Luis Gochoco.

For those not familiar with NBA 2K locker codes, these are used to help improve player experience. They also allow gamers to acquire high rated or legendary players plus the random free items and bonuses.

USA Basketball Appends International Teams In a previous report, we did touch on the addition of the Australian “Boomers”, the first international team on NBA 2K17. Now, USA Basketball has been added though it remains to be seen in which mode gamers will be able to play them.

NBA 2K17 is expected to be out by September with versions for the PS4, Xbox One and PC available. Paul George will be the cover athlete while the special NBA 2K17 Legend Edition will have Kobe Bryant up front.

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