LD2K answered a few questions about NBA 2K15 online leagues earlier this afternoon. Below are some of the details.
- Can adjust # of teams, season length, difficulty/style, quarter length, trades, playoffs/Finals & custom rosters.
- Can view player & team stats, standings, team rosters, trades and more.
- Flex scheduling is in.
- Admins can reset games.
- No fantasy drafts this year.
- Custom rosters are in Online Leagues, you could set up the rosters prior to setting up the league and having users select teams from there.
- CPU controlled teams are in.
We have contacted 2K for a few more answers and we will update if we hear back.
In a server-side update for Madden NFL 15 released earlier this month EA Sports claimed to have fixed a desync issue in head-to-head games within the mode. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case and the rate of desyncs only increased to the point that there was no reason even to continue playing in leagues until it was actually addressed.
Yesterday the company pushed out another server-side update that has locked to the “Camera Toggle” option to ON. So now it’s set to OFF in the settings it will be off against the CPU but not in any H2H games. Supposedly this will solve the majority of the desyncs that were taking place. While this may reduce the number of desyncs, and hopefully dramatically so, it probably won’t eliminate them completely. There have been desyncs in the past even when both players had the camera toggle turned on.
In early testing a handful of games have been completed without incident. That’s far too small a sample size to say anything definitively but it’s at least a good sign that it may be worth giving things another chance.
One complaint this has now caused relates to the d-pad being used for pre-snap adjustments. With camera toggle forced on users who prefer to have it off and utilize the “Strategy Pad” for those functions are no longer able to do so. No indication has been given whether a patch will fix the desyncs and allow people to have the toggle turned off if they so choose or if this has been deemed to be the long-term solution.