2K has revealed that all 12 WNBA teams will make their debut in NBA 2K20, available in both the Play Now and Season modes.
That has seen many top superstars – such as Parker and A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces – be scanned into the game using motion capture technology to help recreate them in the most realistic way possible.
With that, you will be able to control your favorite WNBA players for the first time – experiencing gameplay animations, play styles, and visuals built exclusively around the women’s game.
“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,” explains Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker.
“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.”
Visual Concepts senior vice president of development Jeff Thomas adds: “For years, fans have requested the ability to play as some of their favorite 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.”
NBA 2K20 will release for Nintendo Switch worldwide on September 6th, with a demo to be made available on August 21st.