NBA 2K19 for Android launched without some content available on iOS

NBA 2K19 for Android launched without some content available on iOS
NBA 2K19 has just been released in the Google Play Store, but it's a bit of a mess compared to the iOS version that made its debut a while ago. Besides the technical issues reported by many players, including low graphics, laggy gameplay, and missing controller support, NBA 2K19 for Android is missing some content that's already available on the iOS.

2K has decided to launch NBA 2K19 for Android without the multiplayer mode. What's worse is that the game costs as the same as the iOS version – $7.99, even though it clearly misses an important part that many consumers would be very interested to try out.



Some players also report that the NBA 2K19 for Android is a water-down version of the iOS game, especially when it comes to visuals. Publisher 2K hasn't yet responded to the critics, so we have no idea whether or not they plan to add the multiplayer mode in the future, nor if any of the issues mentioned by players will be addressed in upcoming updates.

If you're an NBA hardcore fan, it seems that you'd be better off buying the iOS version of NBA 2K19, at least until 2K fixes all the problems with the Android game.



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15 Comments

1. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Good job devs for making iOS the better game play experience.

2. midan

Posts: 2469; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Laggy gameplay and lower graphics, isn't that more like feature when playing with android phone. That's how it always been.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3074; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's what they keep saying inside iChurch. What's really happening in real world is otherwise.

10. midan

Posts: 2469; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Sorry but that's reality, check out the fortnite gameplay with note 9 vs iPhone XS. XS have better visuals and also Note 9 dropping framerates. check out the asphalt 9, check out any high graphics game and they always run better with iPhone.

14. Vokilam

Posts: 981; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

In android church, they Ignore this fact, and say they don’t care about apps opening 1 second faster- what they’re ignoring that heavy games load much faster than best of android and run graphics smoother and sometimes with more detail. But w/e.

15. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3074; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's what they keep saying inside iChurch. What's really happening in real world is otherwise.

8. whatev

Posts: 2081; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

This is real world, it happens every time with android, try looking at fortnite, PUBG and other games like MCVS, asphalt, injustice 2, btw when is android getting grid autosport or sky: light awaits? I’m just wondering

12. midan

Posts: 2469; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

9. whatev

Posts: 2081; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

And before you and others come bragging about emulators, iOS has them too :)

11. midan

Posts: 2469; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlNhxMSrGqI here is NBA 2K18 comparison with three android phones: S9, mate 10 and LG V30 and iPhone X, Look how crappy those android devices runs. iPhone is different league and it also have higher graphics, it's hard to believe those android phones were best what you can get. You can try to lie as much you want, but it doesn't change the facts. I'm interested to hear what excuses you going to give for this video because everyone can see how crappy those android phones run.

13. whatev

Posts: 2081; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’m waiting for Sgodsell aka Atechguy comment on this one, what will he have to say about it? I guess those “Teraflops” on those android phones are beyond everything, neither developers can’t handle them lmao

3. whatev

Posts: 2081; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

The eternal struggle that android users have to go through, nevertheless some of them like to be treated like second class citizens :(

4. NinoH

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

Unfortunately it is how it is. Android is much more complicated to develop for then iOS. You can scream specs all you want but at the end of the day it’s all about optimization.

5. Rager722

Posts: 595; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

How are we in 2018 yet some developers still choose to half ass Android and charge the same... Smh

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