Once again, it’s around that time of year when the big sporting titles start to emerge for the new season.
NBA 2K22 had a mixed bag of reviews right from the start, with some in the community saying there was a lack of diversity and a seemingly large amount of in-game exploits.
Fans will hope that the developers offer more in this latest edition than the usual roster changes, updated graphics, and new animations.
The NBA 2K23 release date has been confirmed for Friday, September 9th, 2022.
It looks as though NBA 2K23 on the PC platform is still going to be the previous-gen version.
The PC and Nintendo Switch platforms won’t receive the next-gen upgrades we see on the Xbox Series X and PS5 version.
NBA 2K23 reveal trailer
NBA 2K23 release date
The official NBA 2K23 release date has been confirmed for Friday, September 9th, 2022.
The last five NBA titles ( NBA 2K18, 2K19, 2K20, 2K21, & 2K22) were all released in the first half of September.
- NBA 2K18 release date: 15 September 2017
- NBA 2K19 release date: 7 September 2018
- NBA 2K20 release date: 5 September 2019
- NBA 2K21 release date: 4 September 2020
- NBA 2K22 release date: 10 September 2021
NBA 2K23 pre order date & possible pre order bonuses
NBA 2K23 pre orders begin from the 7th of July, for these Editions – NBA 2K23 Standard Edition, NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition, NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition, NBA 2K23 Digital Deluxe Edition & NBA 2K23 Championship Edition.
Last year we saw pre orders for NBA 2K22 start as early as July, and this year is no different. Pre-orders for the game are now open.
This is quite a common trend, usually, an NBA trailer and official announcement in early July is followed by pre order options.
Last year there were several incentives to pre order the game:
- 10,000 MyTEAM Points
- 10 MyTEAM Tokens
- Sapphire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant MyTEAM Cards
- 22 MyTEAM Promo Packs (Receive 10 at launch, then 3 per week for 4 weeks)
- Diamond Jordan Shoe MyTEAM card
- Coach Card MyTEAM Pack
- 10 Boosts for each MyCAREER Skill Boost type
- 10 Boosts for each Gatorade Boost type
- 4 Cover Athlete T-Shirts for your MyPLAYER
- MyPLAYER backpack and arm sleeve
- Custom-design skateboard for MyPLAYER
NBA 2K23 editions & price prediction
There are four NBA 2K23 Editions available – the NBA 2K23 Standard Edition, NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition, NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition, NBA 2K23 Digital Deluxe Edition & NBA 2K23 Championship Edition.
First, we have the NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition, which we believe could be the middle option, with more benefits than the standard edition. Next is a more premium edition – NBA 2K23 Championship Edition.
NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition
We are unsure whether or not the Micheal Jordan edition is going to be a standard game for all or if it will offer several benefits.
The game is available to pre order from the 7th of July, so more information to follow.
NBA 2K23 Championship Edition
The Championship Edition is being touted as the premium package.
If this is correct, this edition will feature everything from MyTeam points and boosts to cosmetics and cards.
Will there be an NBA 2K23 Standard Edition?
It is common to see a standard edition for all games, giving those that just want to play and not spend extra on cosmetics or in-game currency a better deal.
Last year we saw the Standard Edition, cross-gen bundle, and 75th Anniversary Edition.
There won’t be an Anniversary edition this time around, however, the Micheal Jordan and Championship Editions will offer more rewards than the Standard Edition.
We predict the price of NBA 2K23 will be very similar to last year.
2K recently announced that there will be a WNBA 2K23 Edition, with Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird on the cover of the new game.
The pair have won 7 championships and 10 gold medals between them.
Pre orders for all NBA 2K23 Editions begin today, and 2K is going to donate $100,000 to @everykidsports to increase access to youth bball programs for over 550 girls from income-restricted families.
Last years NBA game editions & pricing:
- PC: Pre-order NBA 2k22 – £49.99
- PC: Pre-order NBA 2K22: NBA 75th Anniversary Edition – £84.99
- PS5: Pre-order NBA 2k22 – £64.99
- PS5: Pre-order NBA 2k22: Cross-Gen Digital Bundle – £74.99
- PS5: Pre-order NBA 2k22: 75th Anniversary Edition – £84.99
- PS4: Pre-order NBA 2K22 – £59.99
- Xbox Series X/S: Pre-order NBA 2k22 – £64.99
- Xbox Series X/S: Pre-order NBA 2k22: Cross-Gen Digital Bundle – £74.99
- Xbox Series X/S: Pre-order NBA 2k22: 75th Anniversary Edition – £84.99
- Xbox One: Pre-order NBA 2K22 – £59.99
NBA 2K23 cover athlete revealed – Michael Jordan
NBA 2K23 game developers 2K announced that Michael Jordan was returning to the cover of their upcoming title.
Jordan returns, marking his fourth cover feature, after appearing on NBA 2K11, NBA 2K12, and the NBA 2K16 Special Edition previously.
It is hardly surprising to see one of the biggest names in Basketball history named as the cover athlete and 2K stated that the hall-of-famer will take both the NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition and the Championship Edition.
Is NBA 2K23 out?
Not yet, the official release date for NBA 2K23 is September 9, 2022.
There was form of early access for NBA 2K22 when pre-ordered but we are still waiting for more details on this year’s edition.
Can I pre-order NBA 2K23?
You can pre order NBA 2K23 from July 7th, 2022.
Is NBA 2K23 cross platform?
NBA 2K23 is expected to launch for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam).
Just like in NBA 2K22, it is unlikely to feature crossplay between different consoles or PC, however, be cross-progression in MyTEAM across generations of consoles from the same console family could feature again.
Will 2K23 be on PS4?
NBA 2K23 will likely be on PS4. It is unknown whether or not NBA 2K23 will be cross-platform and cross-generation but NBA 2K22 featured on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
When will we know more?
According to NBA2K’s twitter account we can expect the reveals in the image above throughout the month of August. The announcements will really be ramping up before the September 9th release date.
Footage has now been seen of the official reveal event for celebrities that 2K hosted in Las Vegas. The 2K23 House of Greatness, showed quick glimpses of people playing the game. There are a few incredibly short snippets of the game it self.
It has been a long time since any news has really dropped regarding NBA 2K23, an official look at gameplay has to be coming any day now. Especially considering some people have been hands on with the game already.
It looks like it is only a tease for something bigger to come, so our first official looks at the game could be any day now.