January 29, 2007 - The start of the college basketball season starts in early November, just as gridirons are starting to cool down and bowl futures are becoming clear. It picks up speed through Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, taking over campuses with buzzer beating shots and Cinderella story teams that upset nationally ranked squads on its way to the Big Dance. So why would 2K Sports decide to release their upcoming [Register or Login to view links] for the PS3 in February, at the tail end of the season, instead of in November for the launch of the system?
The answer is simple -- rather than rush a simple port, 2K Sports wanted to polish up the game, tweaking some elements and fixing issues that cropped up in the 360 version. As a result, players that picked up the 360 version will want to check out the PS3 title to check out the differences between the two games. For example, it's a tad bit easier to make layups now in the PS3 version of the game, even with a defender contesting you for the shot. Similarly, attention was paid to cleaning up the awkward animations that occurred during transition play or low post passes. Other features, such as the SIXAXIS controller support for free throw shooting (which made its debut in NBA 2K7) have been integrated into College Hoops 2K7.