NBA 2K14: Dynamic Living Rosters Makes Gameplay More Realistic

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 24, 2013

Photo courtesy of NBA 2K14 on Facebook
Photo courtesy of NBA 2K14 on Facebook

Playing video games is a great way for gamers to dominate with their favorite players, but the new Dynamic Living Roster feature will make the NBA 2K14 one of the most realistic games to ever be released.

Video games offer gamers the ability to lead their favorite teams to a championship even when they are struggling in real life. Now it may be a little bit tougher to do that.

NBA 2K14 is taking technology to the next level.

Dynamic Living Roster (Powered by Stats, Inc.) will combine video game ratings and the current NBA season. 

When a player goes on a hot or cold streak in real life, the game will adjust that player's ratings. 

These ratings will be adjusted every day depending on how the player does. 

Just imagine how much Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs would have improved from the Western Conference Finals to the middle of the NBA Finals. His three-point ratings would have jumped to a whole new level with his performance in the first few games of the Finals.

Jeremy Lin's run a few years ago would have been one of the most fascinating changes in the game. 

Gamers will be able to let the game update the players. From changing teams to injuries to hot streaks, rosters will be updated on a daily basis.

Dominating with one player in video games is a common thing. However, it's not realistic for one player to be play at a superstar level of every game in the NBA. Whether it's LeBron James, Kevin Durant or Kobe Bryant, players are going to have struggle at times. This feature will account for those bad nights.

Gamers will no longer be just sitting in the same spot, expecting a player to drain a three-pointer. Some games have allowed players to be nearly unstoppable in certain spots, but now hot and cold streaks will influence whether or not the shot falls.

With the more improved technology, some players could struggle to lead their team to a championship. It will be tougher for the Charlotte Bobcats or Orlando Magic to win, so fans will have to work to achieve their goal.

The days of players keeping the same ratings are gone. Their performance in real life will have an impact on how good they are in the video game. Gamers just have to wait a couple of hours after the game and see the ratings change.

This feature may be one of the most realistic additions to a video game ever. Accounting for how a player is playing at the time will make the game more fun.

NBA 2K14 took a big step up with this new feature, and fans will now have even more reason to pay attention to NBA games. 


*Information on this new feature is courtesy of an Aug. 14 note on NBA 2K's official Facebook page.