This year, NBA 2K23 upsets those waters in an interesting way. Players will not only be on the field with modern superstars like Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, they can also go back to the 80s, 90s and early 2000s and play as legends like Bird, Duncan and Iverson. For more on these new features, as well as NBA 2K23 release date details, pre-order details, and more, here’s everything you need to know about NBA 2K23.
While the annual sports sim usually has little innovation beyond its annual update list, it looks like NBA 2K23 is poised to add some new features to its set of modes.
NBA 2K’s most popular mode, MyPlayer, is back. Every year, the team has done a great job of making your custom character the star of the game, and a new storyline in this year’s game will do it again. This time, the story begins with you actually getting to choose your own landing spot through the NBA Draft. Although that sounds great… but there’s a chance. The team’s fan base wants another player, so it’s up to you to win over your new fan base as they keep an eye on your opponent, Shep Owens. From getting booed on stage at draft stage to exploring The City and seeing fans wearing Owens jerseys rather than yours, the environment will be hostile at first. But winning will solve everything, right? Throughout the storyline, you’ll work to earn the admiration of your fans and prove throughout your career that you’re the right pick. The team at Visual Con Concept say this year’s MyPlayer is the biggest they’ve ever made, and the story will include guests, as usual, including rapper Bas and music producer Elite, who both work under J. Cole’s Dreamville Records label.
NBA2K23 releases on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC on September 9.