Basketball simulation game “NBA 2K15” launched Tuesday in North America for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS4 and PC, and developer 2K Sports Inc. promises players the title is one of the most ambitious sports titles in video game history. "We've surpassed our own goals to move this franchise in new directions by pushing the boundaries of both hardware and software technologies to create a game that will change what fans can expect from sports simulations,” 2K executive vice president Greg Thomas said.

The fifteenth installment of the “NBA 2K” franchise was developed by Visual Concepts of Novato, California, and published by 2K Sports. Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant, 26, graces the cover. Durant was also one of the three cover athletes of “NBA 2K13.”

This year’s edition of the popular basketball game features a number of new features, including a new scanning system that allows players to scan their own faces into the game. However, this feature isn’t available on the PC.

The game also contains more than 6,000 new on-court animations, along with new defensive AI and shooting techniques.

“NBA 2K15” also contains a new mode called “MyCareer” that allows players to develop characters from undrafted rookie players to NBA all-stars. “MyCareer” contains a new upgrade system, performance badges and coaching advice from former player and head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers Doc Rivers, 52. The game also features MyPark, a competitive street mode.