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The announcement comes with an image of Durant with a background of what appears to be a new court for the online mode “The Park”. The game's new tagline is 'Your Time Has Come'.
This is not the first time KD has been featured on a basketball video game cover. He appeared on EA's NCAA March Madness 08 and on 2K's NBA 2K13 along with Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin. It's also worth mentioning that Durant has done a deal to be featured as the cover star of NBA Elite 11, but unfortunately the game was cancelled.
“I begged them to put me on the cover. I don't think anybody plays NBA 2K as much as I do. It's so authentic.” -@KDTrey5
“I’m honored to be selected for the cover of NBA 2K,” said Durant, who is currently playing for OKC Thunder against LA Clippers during this year’s NBA Playoffs. “I’ve been an avid fan and player of NBA 2K since I was a kid, and being selected as the sole cover athlete of NBA 2K15 is an amazing accomplishment at this point of my life. I feel like my time has come.”
|NBA 2K Cover History|
|Game Title||Release Date||Cover Athletes|
|NBA 2K||November 10, 1999||Allen Iverson|
|NBA 2K1||November 1, 2000||Allen Iverson|
|NBA 2K2||October 24, 2001||Allen Iverson|
|NBA 2K3||October 7, 2002||Allen Iverson|
|ESPN NBA Basketball||October 21, 2003||Allen Iverson|
|ESPN NBA 2K5||September 28, 2004||Ben Wallace|
|NBA 2K6||September 26, 2005||Shaquille O'Neal|
|NBA 2K7||September 25, 2006||Shaquille O'Neal|
|NBA 2K8||October 2, 2007||Chris Paul|
|NBA 2K9||October 7, 2008||Kevin Garnett|
|NBA 2K10||October 6, 2009||Kobe Bryant|
|NBA 2K11||October 5, 2010||Michael Jordan|
|NBA 2K12||October 4, 2011||Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson|
|NBA 2K13||October 2, 2012||Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin|
|NBA 2K14||October 1, 2013||LeBron James|
|NBA 2K15||October 7, 2014||Kevin Durant|
NBA 2K15 is a video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 7, 2014 in North America and October 9, 2014 in Asia, Australia and Europe.