A Look at the Art Behind “NBA 2K18”

NBA 2K18 behind the art

2K offered up a new look at their upcoming NBA 2K18, with a video focusing on the detail behind the upcoming game.

In the clip, 2K Art Director Joel Friesch talks about how the team has upgraded 2K18, spending thousands of hours to make improves on appearance to uniforms to players themselves for the most true-to-life visuals yet. The scars, stretch marks and faded tattoos are all there.

Upgrades include:

Photo Techniques: The developers used new photo techniques with the ability to separate colors for more accurate player skin tones that react to light in true-to-life form.
Uniforms: The team visited the NBA New York offices to laser scan each and every new Nike uniform and over 200 pairs of shoes to capture each detail, down to the stitches.
MyPLAYER: The customization is like never before, with almost an unlimited amount of body types available and options to adjust and scale nearly every aspect of the athletes in game.

NBA 2K18 releases Sept. 19, but fans can get a taste early with this year’s version of “The Prelude”, a free downloadable experience that begins Sept. 8.