Developer: Visual Concepts
Publisher: 2k Sports
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4
Released: September 29th, 2015
Sports games typically have to navigate a short development cycle (compared to games outside of the sports genre) and face an uphill battle to be innovative as they churn out releases annually. Sports titles that show minimal improvements from year to year are usually tagged with the unflattering term “roster update.” 2K Sports has managed to buck this trend with NBA 2K16, delivering one of most ambitious titles of its kind.