One of the most complicated issues with NBA 2K17 was balancing the shooting system. Mike Wang has confirmed that the shooting system in NBA 2K18 has been completely overhauled, virtually eliminating those pesky 100% green releases that LD2K claims players use as a crutch. The 2K development team has gone back to 2011 and up, and have taken elements from those shooting systems and incorporated it into NBA 2K18. That means instead of perfect releases, excellent releases could make a return. Also, the shot meter may be getting removed, as 2K wants players to focus on the actual jumpshot animation rather than the bar at the bottom of the feet.