NBA 2K23 Drops First Trailer


With a little more than a month to go before its official release, 2K Games has released the first official trailer for NBA 2K23, giving fans a glimpse of what’s to come. The clip showcases gameplay sequences featuring some of NBA’s biggest stars, including LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Ja Morant and Stephen Curry.

Specifics surrounding game modes and changes remain pretty scarce at the moment, but 2K will be releasing more information in the next few days.

NBA 2K23 will drop September 9, with the Standard Edition going for $60. The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions will go for $70, while the Michael Jordan Edition will sell for $100. There will also be a Championship Edition for $150 that includes a 12-month NBA League Pass.

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NBA 2K23 On PC Will Be Previous-Gen Version


Players have been clamoring for the next generation upgrades from the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of NBA 2K to be added to PC the past few years.

Despite the consumer push, it looks like NBA 2K23’s PC version wont be getting the upgrade.

According to the FAQs section of the 2K Games website, the PC and Nintendo Switch versions of the next NBA 2K game won’t receive the graphical and technical upgrades that the game’s next-gen console versions will have.

“For now, the focus was on making sure NBA 2K23 was optimized for the new consoles, while also making sure the experience remains fresh and innovative for players on other platforms” a 2K rep stated.

This will obviously be a disappointment to PC fans of the NBA 2K series, as the developers continue to largely ignore that version of the game.

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NBA 2K23: 10 Things To Know

NBA 2K23 10 Things to Know

We don’t have an official release date yet, but here’s what we know right now about NBA 2K23 based on history, rumors and confirmed information.

We don’t have a lot in the way of confirmed NBA 2K23 news but we expect to learn a lot more in the coming weeks.

Here’s what we have as far as what you can expect from NBA 2K23’s features, release date, editions, demo, and more.

NBA 2K23 Launch Date

2K says pre-orders will kick off on July 7th and we’ll see a flurry of details confirmed right before or on that date.

The initial NBA 2K announcements are typically light on details so don’t expect 2K Games and Visual Concepts to show much of the game in the early going.

NBA 2K23 Release Date

We don’t have an official NBA 2K23 release date yet. You can expect the NBA 2K23 release date to land sometime in September ahead of Black Friday and the 2022 holiday season.

One leak suggests the NBA 2K23 release date will be September 16th.

We didn’t see any early access last year so there may not be a way to play NBA 2K23 ahead of its official release date. In the past, 2K Games has offered an early access date to those who bought deluxe versions of the game.

NBA 2K23 Consoles

NBA 2K23 will release for current-generation platforms including PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

You can also expect a release on Xbox One and PS4.

NBA 2K23 Cover

NBA 2K23 will feature four athletes on the cover.

Devin Booker will be one of the NBA 2K23 cover athletes. He’ll  appear on the standard version of the game.

2K has also confirmed that Michael Jordan will appear on the covers of two deluxe editions, with Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi featuring on the game’s WNBA edition.

NBA 2K23 Editions

2K’s confirmed two NBA 2K23 editions: a Michael Jordan edition and a Championship edition. The rest of the editions should get confirmed soon.

The bundles typically come with Virtual Currency (VC), MyTEAM bonuses, and cosmetic items for the game’s popular MyPLAYER mode.

The standard edition will retail for $59.99 for older platforms and $69.99 for newer consoles.

NBA 2K23 Pre-Orders

Again, NBA 2K23 pre-orders will start on July 7th.

2K will provide pre-order bonuses to entice buyers. Here were the pre-order bonuses if you pre-ordered a copy of the standard edition of NBA 2K22 for console or Windows PC:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo Packs (delivered one a week)
  • A Boost for each MyCAREER Skill type
  • A Boost for each Gatorade Boost type
  • Luka Dončić MyPLAYER Jersey
  • 95 Rated Luka Dončić MyTEAM Free Agent Card

While we should not assume the pre-order bonuses will be the exact same, we can expect them to be close.

NBA 2K23 Features

Right now, we know almost nothing about the game. We can expect numerous improvements and changes with a particular focus on current-generation platforms (Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS5), but as of now little to nothing has been confirmed.

NBA 2K23 Demo

After many years of providing a demo, the company declined to offer an NBA 2K22 demo. It’s unclear if NBA 2K23 will suffer the same fate.

NBA 2K23 Microtransactions

We expect to see Virtual Currency (VC) return in NBA 2K23.

NBA 2K23 PC Requirements

If you plan to play NBA 2K23 on a Windows PC, you’ll need to take note of the game’s minimum and recommended spec requirements.

Unfortunately, those details won’t arrive until we get much closer to the official release so unless you are sure your PC can handle running the game we suggest you hold off on a pre-order.


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Devin Booker Announced As NBA 2K23 Cover Athlete

2K Sports officially announced that Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker will be the NBA 2K23 cover athlete.

Booker joins Michael Jordan, Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird that who will grace the covers for the various special editions of NBA 2K23.

Booker was named to the 2021-2022 All-NBA first team this past season and is one of the NBA’s brightest young stars.

“It’s a dream come true to see myself on the cover of NBA 2K,” said Booker.

“I’ve been a huge NBA 2K fan since I was a kid, and it’s surreal to finally join the exclusive club of basketball greats who’ve been cover athletes. I’m also honored to share this year’s covers with the iconic Michael Jordan, who changed the game for all players who came after him, as well as two of the all-time WNBA GOATs, Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, who continue to make a huge impact on the game.”

Number 23 as a 2K23 cover athlete was an obvious choice for 2K Games, as the all-time great Michael Jordan appears for the fourth time on an NBA 2K cover. The latest announcements also confirm the second consecutive year 2K has chosen to feature a WNBA star on its covers, with two-time MVP Candace Parker being the choice last year.

NBA 2K23 Standard Edition will retail for $60.00 on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, meanwhile, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions are priced at $70.00. Michael Jordan Edition is priced at $99.99, and the Championship Edition comes in at $149.99 with a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass.

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