This is a horrible idea from a consumer standpoint. If this keeps happening, then the 2k series will have formed a monopoly on the NBA basketball genre. Doing so means that at some point, they could get lazy because they don't have competition. Therefore don't really need a reason to innovate and retain any of the new elements introduced year-by-year that helped set them apart from the Live series.
cant form a monopoly if other companies cant put out a game
its not 2KSports fault LOL