Michael B. Jordan is going virtual. The Creed actor has snagged a role in the “NBA 2K17” video game. Reportedly, Jordan performs in the game’s MyCAREER storyline, starring as Justice Young, a rising NBA player that teams up with the user’s MyPlayer. Justice acts as a friend and support system while navigating the realities of playing in the NBA, with emphasis on in-game choices that impact game and life outcomes.
He spent time at the 2K studios suited up in the latest in motion-capture technology to capture his likeness and movements.
It’s like a play. All the cameras capture you from wide angles. There is no coverage, really.
Jordan says on the enhanced story lines,
It’s starting to widen out. It’s not as basic as it was before. You can create pieces of art and tell a story. These games incorporate great storytelling. People that are forward thinking and progressive can see it’s cool instead of being stuck in their ways.
In addition to snagging virtual gigs, he’s also set to star in another “Rocky” series.
I believe there’s going to be another one. I think everybody involved wants to see that story continue and see those characters evolve. I think we kind of have to do another one at some point.
The NBA 2K17 standard edition is available in both digital and physical formats for $59.99 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 computer entertainment systems, and Windows PC platforms on Sept. 20.