Steph Curry’s NBA 2K Character Can’t Hit Real-Curry’s 32-Foot Game-Winner (Video)
Here’s the thing, though. It turns out Steph Curry is too good for NBA 2K. According to NBA 2K gameplay director Mike Wang, the things Curry does on a regular basis on the basketball court actually defy the video game’s algorithms.
“To be completely honest, we are still looking for ways to better translate his game into NBA 2K,” Wang admits in a new interview with Forbes contributor Ben Sin. “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.”
“Taking 3s off the dribble are also definitely discouraged in NBA 2K,” Wang elaborates. “Especially after over-dribbling beforehand.” But of course, those are the kinds of ridiculous, supposedly impossible shots Steph Curry makes night in and night out.
The result is that NBA 2K Steph Curry is nothing like the real thing:
— KU®T SN❄W (@HDKG) February 28, 2016
“We’re going to have to invest even more time in future iterations to really let Steph be Steph in future versions of NBA 2K,” Wang admits.
Good luck with that, guys.