2K Sports has finally confirmed that NBA 2K13 will not feature Crew mode. This marks the second year in a row that Crew mode will be absent, last year they eventually came out and admitted that a rewrite of the codebase of the game’s online component was the culprit. The company said hat they know there is a demand for the feature and that they hope to get it back into the series at some point in the future, they simply did not have time to do so this year.
NBA 2K13 will feature the all new MyTeam mode which seems to be a lot like the Ultimate Team modes found throughout most of the EA Sports game franchises. Why did they chosse to put efforts into that mode vice Crew mode when it turned out that the absences of crew mode was a big complaint going back to last year? More than likely it came down to money. The Ultimate Team mode and the associated microtransactions that accompany it have made EA some serious cash and it looks like 2K Sports wants to cash in on that market as well. I suppose that 2K Sports should be commended for coming out ahead of the game’s release and definitively clearing that up. Last year it was almost a month after the game was released when they finally came clean about why the mode didn’t make it in.
So there you have it folks, now hit up the comments and let us know what you think about the news. Does this affect whether you plan to pick the game up or not?