Update: A 2K Sports representative confirmed via e-mail that the online MyCareer saves will be “converted to offline saves and earn skill points instead of VC.”
Original story below.
2K Sports announced this past weekend that the servers for NBA 2K14 – the version of the NBA 2K series released in 2013 – will be shut down at the end of March. Usually, this means that offline modes, such as MyGM and others would still be available for online use, however, with the introduction of the “always online” MyCareer mode for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, some questions are lingering.
NBA 2K14 had a well publicized public relations disaster upon its release in reference to their servers, something they still haven’t fixed, despite assurances that this would be the case. The major problem that this caused was that the Xbox One and PS4 versions of MyCareer depended on these almost-never functioning servers to work.
While the announcement simply says that ranked matches and online associations will be unavailable due to the server shutdown, will MyCareer be affected by this as well? This seems to be the question on many ballers minds as we move closer to March 31st.
The Shutdown doesn’t affect NBA 2K15.
I have contacted 2K Games for clarification on the status of the server shutdown, and will update this article upon receipt of the necessary information.