Then there are the reflections on the courtroom
The same is true of these courts, which get new materials as well generating more realistic results. The colour and material response is more normal in the next-gen version of the game. But really, the important draw for me is the crowd, which provides a massive increase over the old consoles. The amount of detail within every member of the crowd is unexpectedly impressive. All of them move independently and are a lot more comprehensive, to the point where even individual palms are rendered. Yes, if you look too closely, you can see dead eyes straightened, clipping problems and more but, frankly, it works really nicely during gameplay and replays.
Then there are the reflections on the courtroom and this is a place where tried and tested tech wins the day. Based on what I'm seeing, I believe the game utilizes planar reflections as opposed to beam tracked or SSR reflections. Planar reflections are still useful when applied to one plane such as the courtroom but they are not as flexible in a more intricate game world. In cases like this, the reflection is changed by shaders used on the wood floors to correctly distort what you see. The quality and resolution of the reflection seems improved on next-gen versus past. It's even more convincing and thoroughly realistic. The character of planar reflections also suggests that objects can be perfectly reproduced and reflections can intersect with no issue. The backboard additionally receives mirror-like reflections which show both the hoop itself as well as the ball while the net receives nice physics since you jam the ball in.None of these attributes are new to the next-gen variant but everything feels more refined overall.Server Stability from The City and MyTeam
It seems that this is like a broken record with NBA 2K games, especially in the first few months after launch.
Having said that, some of the instances in which users are visiting these problems are unacceptable. The limit on the amount of folks who can make it to the City is a tough pill to swallow. I have heard and been advised 2K is working on a cure for this issue, and I would assume it'd be on very top of their list of priorities.
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