A new NBA 2K20 update has arrived and this one has a very special piece of content. A new free agent is being added to the game, but this isn't just another basketball hopeful — it's William Floyd, an enthusiastic basketball fan who's joining the roster thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Check out William Floyd's story in the promotional video released alongside today's update:
"When we learned about William’s wish to visit 2K, the whole team was thrilled," said 2K's Ronnie Singh in a press release. "Learning about his journey was really humbling, and we wanted to find a way to make William’s wish come true in the biggest way possible. We couldn’t think of a better way to do that than bringing his passion to life in-game and giving millions of NBA 2K fans around the world the chance to enjoy William’s player model.”
William, of course, was over the moon about being turned into a playable character. The process was done using 140 motion capture cameras to record every detail of his movement to make a highly-detailed model. His mom was surprised at how much effort 2K put into making this wish happen.
"The cool thing is that 2K took what could have been a great wish and brought it to a level that we never expected," his mother Julie said. "They treated him – and all of us – like royalty and were so interested in everything William had to offer them. It was absolutely unbelievable."
William Floyd was diagnosed with a genetic disorder that causes heart problems and muscle weakness. He generally can't play sports with the other kids his age, so he enjoys his passion for basketball through video games. Now, William is immortalized in one of his favorite games forever.
How to Play as William Floyd in the New NBA 2K20 Update
If you're looking to play as this super-cool new free agent, it's a pretty straightforward process. Once you've got the new NBA 2K20 update, you're all set to go.
From there, you can head into Quick Game and add him to your team. You can also find William in the new MyCAREER and MyLEAGUE rosters. This special Make-A-Wish free agent should be available to play in NBA 2K20 right now on all platforms.
What do you think of 2K adding William Floyd to the game through the Make-A-Wish program? How would you feel about becoming a part of your favorite game? Let us know in the comments below!