2K has announced that the 12 WNBA teams will be debuting in NBA 2K20, the next iteration in the top-selling and top-rated NBA game. Available in Play Now and Seasons modes, fans will now be able to take control of their favourite WNBA players built exclusively around the women’s game.
Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks forward, said “Growing up, I always remembered watching male athletes on TV and playing as them in video games. Now, to have the WNBA be in the position we are and to have women featured prominently in NBA 2K20, we are allowing young girls and boys to have female athletes as role models. The 2K team has done an amazing job of making sure to not just put women into the game playing men’s basketball, but I’ve seen first-hand the hard work they’re doing to make this as real and authentic as possible to women’s basketball. I’m proud to be a part of this team paving the way for the future.”
Top WNBA superstars, such as Parker and A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces, were scanned into the game earlier this year with the best-in-class motion capture technology to give the most realistic simulation on the market.
Jeff Thomas, SVP of Development, Visual Concepts said, “For years, fans have requested the ability to play as some of their favourite WNBA stars. We’ve been working with the WNBA and their top players to modify our basketball simulation engine to replicate the WNBA on-court experience. We’re excited to roll out this new feature in NBA 2K20 because we know how important the WNBA is to the world of basketball.”
All the game modes featuring the WNBA will be available following NBA 2K20‘s worldwide release on September 6.
Check out the trailer below!