NBA 2K17 is a basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts andpublished by 2K Sports. It is the 18th installment in the NBA 2K franchise andthe successor to NBA 2K16. It was released on September 16, 2016 for players whopre-ordered the game, and will be released worldwide on September 20, 2016 forMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. PaulGeorge is the cover athlete for the regular edition of the game, while KobeBryant is the cover athlete for the 'Legend Edition'. In Italy, the coverathlete is Danilo Gallinari, and in Spain, the cover athlete is Pau Gasol.NBA 2K17, like the previous games in the series, is based on the sport ofbasketball; more specifically, it simulates the experience of the NationalBasketball Association (NBA). Several game modes are included, such as MyCareer,where the player creates a customizable player and plays through their career,MyGM and MyLeague, both franchise modes where the player controls an entireorganization, and MyTeam, where the player creates a team to compete againstother players' teams. Along with current NBA teams, other teams are included,such as classic NBA teams, national teams, and EuroLeague teams. The game'ssoundtrack, which features 50 licensed songs, was curated by Grimes, ImagineDragons, and Noah Shebib.