Basketball title NBA 2K11 has been well-received in terms of both critical acclaim and sales, but the latest patch (which promises to add 3D support for both 360 and PS3 versions) is not being welcomed by players.
Responses on the 2K forums thread are largely negative, questioning the wisdom of providing a patch focused towards such a tiny section of the player-base when there are still issues with the game to be resolved. A stereoscopic 3D-TV and specialist glasses will be required to take advantage of the 3D feature.
“Who cares about 3d, they’d rather add that then fix the game probs and the server?,” says one poster. Another adds, “Woohooo! 3D for the 5 people who would actually pay that much money for a 3D TV! Yay!… Really 2K? That’s your “big announcement”?”
The comments continue in a similar vein.
As PastaPadre notes, technical support for the title has been somewhat lacking and reports from the few people who’ve been able to play the game in 3D are not positive. He does also mention, however, that the 16 January patch should add minor online fixes (though nothing gameplay-related) along with the 3D support.
This patch will only apply to the PS3 and 360 versions of the game. PC users are suffering the as they haven’t even got the previous (gameplay-related) patch yet.