The MT 2K21 Next Gen was the rage for the last couple of months. After a long wait, the game was finally dropped and the fans are loving it. But many hardcore NBA 2K lovers have always wondered, how do the developers pick the evaluations for rookies in particular? As the rookies don't have any previous experience in the NBA, it's been one of the top unanswered questions in the eSports circuit. In a recent interview with HoopsHype, Mike Stauffer (Producer for Product Development) answered this question. "Every evaluation is really a projection, and when there is less sample dimensions, it is going to be more difficult to nail those projections. Even overall manager and trainers have trouble figuring out who's the best player to take is when it comes to the draft."
However, this year differs from prior years to the NBA. The Coronavirus pandemic has restricted the developers' ability to acquire a correct evaluation for this season. Stauffer accepted that this was a challenging job for the development team. "During a year similar to this one, where the sample size is smaller, there is going to be a lot more variability and it is going to be tougher for the statistics to show the entire picture. "We're attempting to make the evaluations as precise as possible without having the complete picture like we usually do." Despite their exhaustive efforts, the ratings can logically be erroneous. However, Stauffer believes that the team works hard to guarantee the evaluations are updated so for the rookies. This really helps to keep the ratings as sensible as possible for gamers.