2K says that the unskippable ads contained in NBA 2K21 MT were implemented in a way that the publisher"did not intend," and that the mistake"will be repaired." In a statement on Twitter, the company addressed backlash into how commercials were included in its most recent release. Earlier this week, players observed that an unskippable advert for your Oculus Quest two ahead of an in-game video. That ad appeared to operate through a loading screen, but had been the same length even if running with an SSD to a PC (via Stevivor). Players criticised 2K for the advert, with many imagining that it was appearing in a full-priced title.
In reaction, 2K reminded players that adverts"have been incorporated into 2KTV segments" for a few years, but said that"yesterday's 2KTV ad placement influenced our players' experience in a way we did not intend, as these ads aren't intended to operate within their pre-game launch" As a result, the issue"will be fixed in future episodes," although there is no word on exactly when the change is going to be implemented. It doesn't sound like the ads will actually be going away. 2K points out they've been set up for a while already, and that the problem here seems to be where the ad showed up, not the fact that it had been there in the first place. Hopefully the placements will probably be more subtle in the future, but it appears that in-game adverts are set to be part of the NBA 2K games for a little while yet.
That functionality appears like its own worthy of a Pink Diamond, at least. Also, the day following Jordan registered the triple-double against the Warriors, he also scored his second-most points at a single regular-season match against a rookie Shaquille O'Neal, former Bulls head coach Scott Skiles and the Orlando Magic. On the next half of Cheap MT NBA 2K21 a back-to-back, Jordan had 64 points, but the Bulls lost the match in overtime 128-124.