Yep, that’s right folks you won’t be able to create your player early this year and run him through his paces before NBA 2K11 comes out. According to a tweet by Ronnie Singh, 2K’s social media point man, NBA Draft Combine will not come out as an early DLC in the same vein that it did last year.
To be honest I can’t say that I am surprised, while it was definitely a cool concept in the end I think that 2K felt like it was more trouble than it was worth, they essentially created a mini game that was self contained and then had to import parts of that into the final version of NBA 2K10 and that presented a set of problems all its own. We all remember the abuses that happened with some folks “My Player” as well as the “duplicate” glitch that split your stats and the only real answer was to start over from scratch. In the end I think that this is the right move and should help more tightly integrate the capability into the full game.
So what do you think, how do you feel about NBA Draft Combine not coming out early and having to wait all the way until release date, save a possible demo, to get your hands on NBA 2K11?