NBA 2K17 Latest News, Release Date & Update: Mobile Face Scanning Feature Teased

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Aug 28, 2016 12:45 PM EDT

NBA 2K17 is fast approaching and the features from the popular NBA-based game has been growing by the day. Much of these were already covered in previous posts, the last of which was the one tied up to the story mode.

With Kobe Bryant donning the cover of the Legend Edition of NBA 2K17, it seems likely that the “Black Mamba’s” NBA tenure will be the focus. You can read that here.

Also, the ratings of players were already revealed. That included the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves), D’Angelo Russell (Los Angeles Lakers) and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) You can go over that as well here.

Mobile Face Scanning Feature

Speaking of players, NBA 2K17 gamers will likely want to know how they can place their faces in the game. The years have seen improvements in face-scanning and it looks like that feature will be integrated with mobile apps.

2K Sports has promised improved face-scanning technology which will likely be available via its MyNBA2K17 app. The app is reportedly set to come out on September 8.

The app will be free for both iOS and Android-based devices and will reportedly be different from how it was done via the PS Camera or the Xbox Kinect. With the mobile app, face scanning should be done easier though players may want to use high-resolution cameras via mobile phones or tablets.

Other features

Aside from the mobile app face-scanning technology, there are a couple of other things to watch out for. That includes the Auction house which will allow players to buy and sell items in the game, earning virtual currency daily and the flexibility when it comes to making console items at the MyPlayer Store even while on the go. NBA 2K17 is slated to be released on September 20 with game versions for the PS2, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and the PC.

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