BY Gunther Barbosa | Jun 23, 2014 06:10 AM EDT
The NBA 2K15 PC version is not going to be the next-gen version of the game found on the PS4 and Xbox One but instead it is going to be similar to version found on the PS3 and the Xbox 360.
Bad news for PC gamers looking to play the "next-gen" version of NBA 2k15 as their version is going to be paired with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game.
Why would this be?
All signs point to 2K's piracy concerns.
According to the report of gaming news site Cyberland, 2K sports is worried that the NBA 2K15 PC version would get cracked by the "scene" and their efforts of developing a new engine for the next-gen NBA 2K series would be rendered "un-bankable" for the PC.
Cyberland speculated that 2K is playing safe with the next-gen NBA 2K by letting it stay behind the PS4 and Xbox One where piracy isn't a major concern.
It should be noted that 2K has been continually dropping PC support for the NBA 2k series as evidenced by the fact that a lot of features found in the console versions of the game are nowhere to be found in the PC version.
What is the cause of this?
People have speculated that piracy is the problem due to the fact the peak number of players playing online in Steam is eclipsed by the number of downloads made in torrent sites like the piratebay where cracked games outnumber legit games sold by atleast 50 to 1 according to the statistic group "Neilman SAT".
It also has been reported that various NBA 2k14 PC modders have openly admitted to have pirated the game and some have been illegally selling modified content.
Should 2K Sports release a next-gen version of NBA 2K15 on the PC knowing that it would be cracked and spread around for free? Sound off in the comments below!
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