More and more sports games are incorporating stories and narratives into their campaigns, and NBA 2K18 is continuing that trend with MyGM mode. While the main career campaign will feature its own separate story, this is the first time that the NBA 2K franchise will implement a proper narrative in MyGM.
Titled ‘The Next Chapter,’ senior producer Erick Boenisch detailed what we can expect to see in the mode:
‘With NBA 2K18, we are introducing an experience you won’t find in any other game; a narrative-driven story-based franchise experience that maintains all of the user control and team building aspects that you have grown to love from MyGM over the years.
How your MyGM experience turns out is completely up to you. Your path will be determined by the choices you make and the answers you provide at the many key points in the narrative. Understand, I’m intentionally being a little vague regarding the main plot of the story, as I want you to experience it firsthand rather than through thinly veiled spoilers. Just know that the intent is for an engaging experience that steers clear of the typical sports clichés you may be conjuring up in your head.’
NBA 2K18 is set to be released for PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC on September 19.