Thought I should just go through and see how much I got right and wrong
Predictions for this year
Official Announcement May 8th Wrong June 21st (Tmac Cover announcement)
Game will NOT have the Next-gen engine, instead will be a port from the consoles again Correct
New Game Mode to get criticism off the dynasty mode: I think some kind of player developement mode like Superstar in Madden Wrong
Finally hear us - Create a Team will be back Wrong
BUT ea i think will change file formats this year so advanced patching will not happen for monthes after release Correct Wrong Jerseys are still 256, but courts, stadiums, aiact, lighting and menus are still easy enough to edit
PC will get Hi-res jerseys and stadiums like Xbox Wrong
bump mapping/normals on jerseys (like xbox version this year) Wrong
Jerseys will "move" (like 2k6 not XBOX 360) Wrong
Next-gen Menu System will be incorperated somehow, someway Wrong
There will be another 1v1 court to play on (along with Tandy from this year and the Urban Court) The 2003 practice gym will no longer be in the game Wrong
Half Time will include a "play of the half" same with the end of game...but it will suck (lower resolution and it will use the "Superstar Camera") Wrong
ESPN bottom line - Just like MVP Baseball this year Wrong
Comeback Glitch will be dealt with Correct I think so at least
Auto-replays for non FSS plays Wrong
3 way trading will NOT be in the game Correct
Cut scenes will be back Correct kinda
the Bench will react to plays like they did in 2003 Correct kinda
no cheerleaders Correct
there will be 1 more ref that will run the court with the players Wrong but they did a better job with the refs this year
and there will be a good net animation Correct better than 06's at least
Worst Soundtrack ever Wrong IMO
Best Gameplay to date Correct IMHO yes
Best Graphics yet Correct After patches and after we crack the jerseys a hell yes.
Worst Announcing Wrong same old same old
My stretch for this year, but i think they are actually going to do it.....Team practices like 2k6 and 3v3 mode WrongWrongWrong
so yah, i suck at making predictions
so let's hope this one is wrong.
I honestly believe that we have witnessed the end of current gen Live on PC. With so many issues and the money they must be losing from the PC version I doubt that we will see Live 08 on the PC.
However, Microsoft seems to be pushing Games for Windows (Vista) so I believe we will see a next gen port in 09. And if not, hopefully we will have cracked player models, stadium files and animations so we can make the next gen game.