Steph Curry Is So Good, 2K Video Game Designers Have No Clue What To Do With Him
I’m sure at some point you’ve been so bored that you created a player made them ’99’ everything. Imagine a player in the NBA being like that in real life…Enter Golden State Warriors G Stephen Curry. Now, he’s not perfect but his offense is damn near perfect especially since he can shoot it from anywhere on the court and he does.
2K designers have worked extremely hard to make it so 3’s are harder to make in the game, but Steph Curry is giving them all headaches because he’s a ridiculous 3-point shooter.
According to Forbes:
So if you’re a basketball game developer, what do you do? You spend years developing a system that rewards good shot selections and punish players for taking ill-advised long range shots, but the real-life Steph is taking and making these supposedly terrible shots. If Wang and his team allow digital Steph to do these moves (meaning, take 25-foot bombs off the dribble) in the game without check, then that would just open the door for cheese again.
So yeah, Steph has the 2K guys somewhat stumped for now.
“To be completely honest, we are still looking for ways to better translate his game into NBA 2K,” says Wang. “He’s a ‘rule breaker’ when it comes to jump shooting … he becomes a problem in the video game world where we’ve been trying to train our gamers [to know] that certain types of shots should be rewarded versus others.”
Wang says they’ve already tweaked the gameplay a bit to give digital Curry a bit more leeway in the jacking-3s department, but they still want to discourage “over-dribbling hero ball.”
He’s a rule-breaker, I mean look at these shots:
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) February 15, 2016