Microtransactions have been a very controversial topic in gaming for quite some time, and no one pushes their players towards spending their real-life money for in-game items more than 2K does in their annual NBA game. It's almost necessary to spend your money on the game's virtual currency if you want to take your custom player online simply because no one will be willing to team up with you if you're below a certain overall rating. \n \nIn recent years, it would probably take a player at least 50 hours to grind for a respectable overall rating if you were someone who didn't spend any additional money on the game after purchasing it. But, things are going to be different in this year's game, as 2K is promising that players won't be trapped in a constant grind for virtual currency (VC) anymore. \n \nErick Boenisch, who is the senior producer at Visual Concepts, recently told US Gamer that NBA 2K20's level progression system will be much faster than in previous games. \n \nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=zcZMOEjpW_g \n \nAccording to Boenisch, the developers don't want players to feel like they're constantly grinding for VC, as he told US Gamer that the game is a lot more fun when you're on a level playing field with everyone else. He also said that there will be multiple ways to earn points that can be spent towards your player's overall rating, and because of that, everyone's characters should be able to progress much quicker than usual. \n"We didn’t want people to feel like they were so trapped in this grind anymore," said Visual Concepts' senior producer during his chat with US Gamer. "Really, the game is more fun when you’re on more of a level playing field with everyone else, and you’re not feeling like you’ll never get to an 80 or an 85. Hopefully with all the earning opportunities we give you, you’ll just be able to play and get there pretty quickly." \n2K recently released a free-to-play demo for the MyCareer mode in NBA 2K20, where players can experiment with creating different types of players before the game releases next month. But, if you're someone who is hoping to create a female character, then you'll have to wait until the game comes out on September 6, as the ability to create a WNBA player wasn't added to the free demo. \n \nWe're a little over a week away from the official release of NBA 2K20, so it's not going to be long until we learn how the character progression system works in this year's game.