Posted Time: 2017.08.24
A version of NBA 2K18 with Kyrie within a Celtics jersey is coming later.
Yesterday, the Celtics plus the Cavs announced a blockbuster trade sending Kyrie Irving to Boston and Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland. This put NBA 2K18 in anything of an awkward position, as Irving might be shown around the game's cover nevertheless in a Cavs jersey. Now, 2K has issued a statement on the matter and also confirmed that it can release a version of NBA 2K18 with Irving within a Celtics jersey "at a later date."
"We are excited to be aspect of one of the most memorable NBA offseasons in history with Kyrie, our 2K18 cover athlete, and Isaiah, one of the stars of our 2K roster, trading places," 2K's SVP of basketball operations, Jason Argent, mentioned inside a statement.
"This isn't an unprecedented event, a cover athlete being traded--but it really is undoubtedly exciting timing with 2K18 getting released in much less than a month. The good news is the fact that as the most authentic and realistic basketball game on the market place, we're made use of to getting nimble and responding to modifications in the NBA. Fans must be thrilled to know that we will challenge a version of 2K18 featuring Kyrie in a Boston Celtics uniform at a later date."
This can be technically 2K's second response for the trade, because the official NBA 2K MT Twitter account yesterday stated "whoops" inside a tweet about NBA 2K18's cover.
2K's advertising and marketing team might have had far more time for you to prepare for this, as Irving had reportedly been asking to get a trade for any though now. Although the move to the Celtics for Thomas (and Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and also a draft choose) came as a surprise to lots of.
DeMar DeRozan from the Toronto Raptors is around the cover of NBA 2K18 in Canada, so the Irving trade does not affect every person everywhere. Also, you may choose up 1 the special editions that function Shaquille O'Neal on the cover.
NBA 2K18 officially launches on September 19 for PS4, Xbox A single, Nintendo Switch, Pc, PS3, and Xbox 360.