NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–2K today announced NBA 2KVR Experience, the first virtual reality basketball game immersing players in a new, entertaining NBA environment filled with the sights and sounds of fun mini-games and challenges. Available beginning on November 22, 2016 on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR, the new experience continues the dominance of the NBA 2K series.
“Our team consistently looks for new ways to deliver unique, fun experiences for the gamer,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “NBA 2KVR will give fans even more access to our franchise and test new skills across entertaining VR challenges.”
In the NBA 2KVR Experience, players will join NBA 2K17 cover athlete and All-Star Paul George, as they step onto the court at the Indiana Pacers’ stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Paul George will also provide commentary and guide the player by offering tips to help improve their skills in mini-games, which include three-point shootout, a speed and accuracy skills challenge and the buzzer beater countdown. Players can earn a variety of Gatorade fuel boosts that will aide their shooting acumen, speed, recovery and more to help reach the top of the leaderboards.
“As a lifelong fan of NBA 2K, it’s exciting to see them take the leap into VR, and even more exciting that it’ll be on my home court,” said Paul George, cover star of NBA 2K17. “I can’t wait for fans to dominate on the virtual court with virtual help from Gatorade.”
NBA 2KVR Experience is rated E-10+* by the ESRB, and launches November 22, 2016 for $14.99 on the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Samsung Gear VR, and will later be available for Oculus Rift worldwide.
*Users should consult the operating instructions provided with their VR hardware for safety guidelines and age restrictions.