Surely many of you sound the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This is a nonprofit organization in the United States founded in 1980 that grants wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Well today we get news related to this organization. William Floyd He is a 15-year-old from Georgia with a rare genetic disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and heart problems. William was 18 months old when he suffered heart failure and was diagnosed with this disorder. Unfortunately, his medical condition does not allow him to play sports like other children his age, but NBA 2K allows him to remain competitive in sports virtually.
For that reason 2K has shared that this young man will be the first athlete in history that does not belong to the NBA in the popular series of basketball video games that will be scanned and will earn a place in a playable list of NBA 2K
These are the data that has been shared:
- Make-A-Wish sent William and his family from Georgia to the 2K headquarters in Novato, California, to grant his wish to visit the NBA 2K home; However, he did not know that, in addition to his unforgettable tour, 2K planned to professionally scan his image, just as they had done with his favorite NBA stars, and create it as a member of the playable list in NBA 2K20 and make it accessible to millions of players around the world to add it to their teams.
- "When we learned about William's desire to visit 2K, the whole team got excited," said Ronnie Singh, also known as Ronnie 2K. “Learning about his trip was really humiliating, and we wanted to find a way to make William's wish come true in the best way possible. We could not think of a better way to do it than to give life to his passion in the game and give millions of NBA 2K fans around the world the opportunity to enjoy William's player model «.
- Like today's biggest NBA stars, William's NBA 2K experience began at 2K Motion Capture Studio, where 140 motion capture cameras captured each of his movements. William then recreated his image in incredible detail on 146 Pixelgun cameras, each capturing every grimace and smile, and all to help bring his player model to life. "Each player makes a dance move or a celebration before reaching the court," William explained. “Then, I also got one of those. I have to create it «.
- William also spoke with the NBA 2K video capture and marketing teams, and the Visual Concepts development team. Armed with a list of ideas for the game, William gave his opinion on possible cover athletes, game modes and features that he would love to see in the future.
- William's desire helped him during his treatment by giving him something to expect in the future. In addition, he is now eager to explore employment opportunities with 2K when he grows up.
You can watch a video of the boy below:
NBA 2K20 is available for download on the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, as well as PlayStation 4, Windows PCs and Nintendo Switch. The William’s NBA® 2K20 player model can be found in Quick Game mode as a free agent for players to include in their teams of choice, as well as through the new MyCAREER and MyLEAGUE lists.
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