NBA 2K20 servers will already be closed on December 31 | Xbox one

This is what 2K Games confirmed this week, the NBA 2K20 servers will be closed on December 31, 2021. Several game modes will be affected by this closure which only occurs 2 years after the release of NBA 2K20. Some members of the NBA 2K community didn’t wait to voice their displeasure on Reddit.

The end of online modes and modes including VCs

This closure of the servers for 2K20 will thus put an end to all online modes of the game as well as all online functions. MyTeam mode will no longer be functional, but also MyCareer since the latter involves the use of VC, the game currency itself being an online feature. Here’s what Take Two says on the game’s official website:

“As all good things must come to an end, the NBA 2K20 servers will be shut down as of December 31, 2021. Players will no longer be able to play ranked games or online games. Therefore, any mode that earns or uses VCs will be affected, as well as all other online functions (like MyTEAM mode and online matches against other players). « 

Released in September 2019, NBA 2K20 is a relatively recent installment and many players continue their careers or their MyTeam teams after the craze has passed. They find old numbers and take pleasure in playing this 2K20 which has little difference with the two opus released later.

Take-Two usually shuts down NBA 2K servers a little over two years after the release of its games and this is a strategy that is surely not guided by the studio’s values ​​of eco-responsibility. Indeed, the goal is to draw as many players as possible to NBA 2K21 or NBA 2K22 by simply preventing players from continuing their careers or their progress in the other modes of NBA 2K20. On Reddit, the pill does not pass to the NBA 2K community which already denounces the measures taken by Take-Two:

« Sue fans and developers, claim copyrights, release broken games, say bullshit about other developers and then release even more broken games, shut down servers after two years, put so many microtransactions in their games than in F2P games and yet sell them at full price, asking to pay again for a resolution update of a game that has sold 120 million copies, removing soundtracks from old copies of their games – Take Two is so high on the shit list that the clouds turn brown. « 

Strong criticism which is understandable when some companies allow themselves to prevent access to old games to encourage the purchase of new ones. Unfortunately, Take Two’s strategy is not expected to change anytime soon.

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