NBA 2K21 will introduce a new “advancement” by way of the new PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. It’s obviously a great development, but instead of getting hyped, fans decided to clown the new feature.
In a length blog post by NBA 2K gameplay director Mike Wang, he detailed the new features in NBA 2K21 vis-à-vis the new PS5 controller. Wang wrote in part:
For the adaptive triggers, we opted to use them to convey energy/fatigue. As you move around the court, you’ll feel more and more resistance on the Sprint trigger as your player’s energy drains.
As for haptic feedback, we used it to accentuate our various collision systems. Boxouts, body-up rides, off-ball collisions/deny/rides… basically any situation where players make significant contact will vibrate the controller at various intensities depending on the strength of the players involved and the severity of the impact.
There were a number of gamers who criticized the new feature. Two NBA 2K gamers were against it, noting that they just want to play a video game and have fun.
why would i wanna feel tired while gaming
— khun (@irregularkhun) October 15, 2020
Dude I just want to have fun! https://t.co/TR1x1g6Hxt
— Jimmy Hurt (@idonteatworld) October 15, 2020
But inevitably, some fans decided to utilize it to troll the real players. Several retweeted IGN’s article, which featured Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers as the featured photo. They quickly slammed the Clippers’ “load management” antics on him.
Load management https://t.co/2tsaD9Acc2
— Jason Das (@JDas2k) October 15, 2020
One reminded everyone that how the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets.
Wow so you can actually feel the Clippers choking. Amazing. https://t.co/YIzv7143UV
— Jason Marcum (@marcum89) October 15, 2020
The criticism is somehow expected. Fans will always feel suspicious about whatever new feature 2K decides to add. Be as it may, NBA 2K21 will likely hear out these concerns and try their best to make the fans happy.