A recently released patch for the Xbox One version of NBA 2K14 appears to have done little to solve the repeated crashes occurring in the game's MyCareer mode. While 2K Sports says it knows what the problem is, it has no timetable on when a solution may arrive.
Server problems have bothered NBA 2K14 players on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox One, which is especially bothersome as a gamesave begun online cannot be used if the 2K servers are down — users must create a new gamesave offline. But this appears to be something altogether different, crashing the game outright and usually from within MyCareer, during one of the narrative scenes forming the story of a created player.
2K Sports' official forums are alive with complaints of crashes and threads elsewhere have all described pretty much the same thing. Yesterday, a 2K Sports representative told Kotaku that they are "currently working to address a known issue that has been impacting MyCareer on next gen consoles. We will be certain to keep the community informed as the fix is implemented."
Asked if there was any idea when this issue would be fixed, 2K Sports replied only that "we are aware of what's causing the issue and the top priority is to fix that."
Tuesday saw the rollout of the first patch for next-gen editions of NBA 2K14, at a whopping 2 gigabytes large. While patch notes say it fixed an issue in MyCareer's save files, it either didn't fix the overall crashing problem, or it made it worse. I'm hearing that at least it pointed out for 2K exactly what the problem was in MyCareer, so there's that.