What 'NBA 2K18' Can Learn From 'Fortnite' – Forbes

NBA 2K18 is already a huge game, in popularity and depth.

Credit: Brian Mazique (Epic Games & NBA 2K)

Fortnite – NBA 2K

That said, there’s always room for growth. Part of the reason the series has been so successful is its innovation and intelligent recycling of previously released gaming concepts. Face scanning, single-player campaign modes, and an open-world hub are all ingenious themes that are spinoffs of other, less-developed features from other titles.

2K has gone outside of the sports gaming genre before to grab new ideas, and with the rise of the uber-popular Fortnite, it may be time to look outside the sports gaming universe for its next bit of inspiration.

I’ve recently picked up Fortnite and I must say, there are some undeniable qualities in the game. While it is a much different game than NBA 2K, there are at least four things 2K can learn from Epic Games’ monster hit.

Cross Play

Every sports game should be moving toward offering crossplay. As the competitive gaming scene cranks up for most of the top sports franchises, it’s becoming more obvious that PlayStation 4, Xbox and PC gamers should be able to compete against each other,

The PC-to-PSN function on Fortnite isn’t ideal as it can be a little cumbersome for the latter, but conceptually, it’s something NBA 2K should embrace. As the first season of the NBA 2K League begins, offering options for crossplay will only improve the level of competition on all platforms.

Battle Royales Are Fun

I’ve been saying for a year that the Neighborhood in NBA 2K19 needs to be more interactive. File this idea under the lofty dreams tab, but imagine a mode only found in the 2K Zone that opened up a battle royale concept. For those who

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