NBA 2K17 allow players to scan their own faces, you can earn virtual currency for that title’s “live the life of an NBA player” mode. What’s more, there are more related purposes, actually, we can named it : MyTEAM Mobile, owing to it’s also a standalone card game. Yet, it seems that no one actually refers to it as such.
That game is virtually identical to other 2K card games like NHL SuperCard and WWE SuperCard. Your objective is to build the best possible team of NBA players (past and present) out of increasingly rare and correspondingly powerful cards. The most basic game mode, Quick Game, pits you against a roughly equivalent team owned by another real life player but controlled by the AI.
Each of the four quarters of a game consists of a one-on-one or 2v2 showdown that boils down to who has the higher number in one or two selected stats. It could be your Offense against the opposing player’s Defense, or your Playmaking straight up against his Playmaking. Bonuses for using players in the correct real world position come into play, as do boost cards that you can add to any match-up once per game.
Fortunately, there are several other modes, including a Season where you play out an entire 82-game schedule while managing your players’ stamina (with cards earned in Quick Game, so there is some synergy), and the Blacktop Challenge, a faster paced competition against a whole group of other players’ decks. The developers have been pretty good about adding events as the season goes on, so that should be the case this year as well.
In-between games, you power up cards in typical card game fashion, by sacrificing unneeded cards to make the ones you’d like to play more powerful. The system for bumping up card to their ‘Pro’ versions has been made simpler, which is a nice tweak.
On September 8, the MyNBA2K mobile app is scheduled to release and that will give fans an opportunity to scan their faces into the Prelude (the pre-release MyCareer preview) and subsequently into the full game on September 16 or 23 (16th for pre-order customers).