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NBA 2K17 to use a free mobile app to scan players faces into the game

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Good news for NBA 2K fans everywhere: you no longer have to imagine your face on your MyPlayer, the future has arrived.

A free mobile app for Android and iOS will release on September 8 - which Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns will serve as the face of - and it will allow gamers to scan their faces for inclusion in the upcoming NBA 2K17.

Of course, NBA 2K are somewhat pioneers in this genre after introducing face scanning a couple of years ago. It seems as though this is a major progressive step from their original concept and one that might appease the frustrated gamers out there.

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NBA 2K15 was the first game to allow gamers to use the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One Kinect camera to scan their faces into the game. However, the results were largely disappointing.

NBA 2K16 also had the same technology, and it didn’t yield better results. It seems as though two years of mixed results at best was enough to force 2K to make yet another revolutionary step in their field.

This year’s game is moving to a mobile app which should counter many of the problems that kept cropping up during the previous scanning process. No more will pictures be pixelated beyond recognition or shrunk to pointless proportions.

NBA Live 16 used a mobile app for their GameFace 2.0 feature, and the results were far more dependable. This served as a testing ground for 2K17 and the improvements were vast.

The app will be available a full eight days prior to the pre-order release of NBA 2K17 on September 16. Whether you want to be a dominant 7'2" monster in the paint or a guard bombing from deep, you'll be able to do it your smile on your virtual face.

Karl-Anthony Towns
Minnesota Timberwolves
Northwest Division
Western Conference
Eastern Conference
Paul George
Indiana Pacers
Central Division
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LA Lakers
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