November 7, 2006 - Two more titles have been officially added to the PlayStation 3 North American launch list. NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7 will be available November 17.
NBA 2K7 offers 1080p support and uses the SixAxis controller for a new free-throw shooting system. NHL 2K7 ties goalie movements to the SixAxis and for checking other players. Both games can be played online.
"With the power of the PlayStation 3 system, 2K Sports continues to make remarkable strides in the development of next-generation console games," said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. "The capabilities of the Cell processor have allowed us to deliver the next-generation quality of visuals and fluid animations that gamers expect. The SixAxis wireless controller will introduce an entirely new way for gamers to enjoy our titles and give our development teams new, exciting ideas to bring unique features to our sports titles."
The true innovation with the SixAxis likely won't arrive until next year, but the functionality in NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7 gives a hint at the future of sports on PS3.