Live a Virtual Life in NBA 2K18's New Social Club Feature, 'Neighborhoods'

Live a Virtual Life in NBA 2K18's New Social Club Feature, 'Neighborhoods'

Hang out, train, or go shopping in NBA 2K18's new social hub.

USgamer is checking out NBA 2K18 before it comes out later this month, and we've got some more details about a new, social mode 2K Sports is releasing as part of NBA 2K18. It's called "Neighborhood" and it's like 2K's version of the PlayStation Home type social hub where players can customize their avatars, train, and other life sim type activities.

From what we've seen of Neighborhoods, it's basically a lifestyle social hub within the high-roller world of professional basketball. While it's unclear at this point how robust Neighborhoods is, previews show players chilling out in their homes, training at the gym, hanging out playing street ball, or shopping for the latest fashion and athletic wear. There's even an option for players to design their own shirts and have the community vote on it.

While the previews showed a brief glimpse at a virtual Footlocker store, players can purchase more than just shoes. Shirts, pants, and even socks will be available for players to purchase. Players can use either Virtual Currency, which they can earn by playing different modes in the game, or by purchasing VC separately through in-game purchases.

Neighborhoods will be a part of NBA 2K18 and will be included in all versions of the game, including the Switch version which is feature complete. In addition, the Switch version also supports amiibo functionality, but there's no word exactly on how that feature will be incorporated into NBA 2K18.

NBA 2K18 hits shelves September 19 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, and the Nintendo Switch.

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