NBA 2K18” will be the first among all the game installments of the basketball simulation game to introduce a story-driven franchise mode. Game developer Visual Concepts recently announced the good news along with new rules and a plethora of tools for players.

Revamped MyGM

In the game’s official Facebook account, Senior Producer Erick Boenisch provided a list of the new tools, story elements, and rules that players will experience in the franchise mode of “NBA 2K18.” In MyGM: The Next Chapter, the player will take the role of a former NBA star making a comeback in the league six years after suffering from an injury that ended his career.

In this mode, the player will be a general manager who will handle a team in the league.

According to Boenisch, with the role of a general manager, the player will need to explore many possibilities while at the same time handling the pressure coming from the team owner, the staff, the press, the players, and other general managers. The producer also said that the mode was designed to create an immersive experience for players. Moreover, he said that the in-game personnel decisions will not be i8nfluenced by the story and will remain at the player’s directive.

Other additions

Aside from those, Boenisch also shared on the rules in the upcoming game. He noted that several key elements that have shaped the landscape of the league are now implemented.

Among these is the Collective Bargaining Agreement that perfectly mirrors the real-life basketball league. Super Max contracts and the 14-player minimum roster is added to the franchise mode. There are also changes on the salaries of the players and personnel and cap holds. There are also new rules that include trading draft rights, the two-way contract, the G-League, and new time-out rules.

Players will also learn more about the Over-38 rule, the Stretch provision, and the Mid-Level Exception.

MyLeague mode

The senior producer also touched on several details about the MyLeague mode. Players can customize their teams in terms of courts, location, and uniforms among others when playing online. Moreover, even during Mid-Season, there is a new way to add created players to the team without the need to start a new MyLeague File.

The highly anticipated “NBA 2K18” will be released on September 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. For those who pre-order the game, they will get the Early Access and start playing ahead of everyone on September 16.