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NBA 2K23 PC Based On The Old-Gen Console Version Yet Again

Over the last few years, 2K games have been taking the old-gen console version of the beloved Basketball series, 2K NBA, and offering it in the newest game releases to PC players. 2K Games have confirmed that this year will be no different than the last few, and PC players will not have access to the current-gen version of the game. 

Screenshot of NBA 2K23 Loading Screen with players - NBA 2K23 PC
The WNBA Edition was added back in 2k20, and 2K games has been bettering it every year since. 

The current-gen version of the game comes with several technical enhancements that PC players will yet again not have access to. Those who play on the console version have the latest and greatest version of the game, while PC players are left in the dust. This is what the company had to say about this issue:

This is an aspect that the team has taken to heart and will continue to investigate how to move for the future of the franchise. But for now, our goal is to make sure NBA 2K23 is optimized for the new PS5 and Xbox Series X / S consoles, while still making sure the gaming experience remains fresh and innovative for players on other platforms.“,

This will likely cause an uproar from those who choose to play 2K23 on PC, as this is history repeating itself. 2K Games made a very similar statement last year for 2K22, and just as before, it seems they have made little improvement on the situation. Players believe that the game deserves a more recent version, and there may be hope for 2K24 to receive an update with the current-gen version. 

On a lighter note, those who follow the series are thrilled to have Michael Jordan as the cover man for the 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition and the NBA 2K23 Championship Edition, as he is an icon to basketball fans all across the globe. 2K Games also announced that Devin Booker, three-time NBA all-star Shooting Guard for the Phoenix Suns, will be the cover man for the 2K23 Standard Edition and cross-gen Digital Deluxe Edition, which fans believe is well-deserved. Booker made a statement in regards to being the cover man, stating, 

“It’s a dream come true to see myself on the cover of NBA 2K,” said Devin 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 GOAT’s, Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, who continue to make a huge impact on the game.”

NBA 2k23 will come with five different editions this year, which include: 

What’s Included in the NBA 2k23 Standard Edition?

  • 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
  • Devin Booker MyPlayer Jersey
  • 95 Rated Devin Booker MyTeam Free Agent Card
     
  • Price: $59.99 (PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC)/$69.99 (PS5/Xbox Series X)

What’s Included in the NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition? (available in the US only) 

  • 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
  • Devin Booker MyPlayer Jersey
  • 95 Rated Devin Booker MyTeam Free Agent Card
  • 1 Sue Bird Jersey in The W and in MyCareer
  • 1 Diana Taurasi Jersey in The W and in MyCareer
     
  • Price: $69.99

What’s Included in the NBA 2K23 Digital Deluxe Edition?

  • Everything from the Standard Edition PLUS:

MyTeam

  • 10K MyTeam Points
  • 10 MyTeam Tokens
  • 23 MyTeam Promo Packs
    • Receive 10 when you first launch the game plus an Amethyst topper pack, then receive 2 per week for 6 weeks.
  • Sapphire Devin Booker and Ruby Michael Jordan MyTeam Cards
  • 1 Free Agent Option Pack
  • 1 Diamond Jordan Shoe
  • 1 Ruby Coach Card Pack

MyCareer

  • 10 Boosts for each MyCareer Skill Boost type
  • 10 Boosts for each Gatorade Boost type
  • 1 2-Hr Double XP Coin
  • 4 Cover Star T-Shirts
  • 1 Backpack and Arm Sleeves
  • 1 Custom-designed Cover Star Skateboard
     
  • Price: $79.99

What’s Included in the NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition?

  • Everything from the Standard Edition PLUS:
  • 100K Virtual Currency

MyTeam

  • 10K MyTeam Points
  • 10 MyTeam Tokens
  • 23 MyTeam Promo Packs
    • Receive 10 when you first launch the game plus an Amethyst topper pack, then receive 2 per week for 6 weeks.
  • Sapphire Devin Booker and Ruby Michael Jordan MyTEAM Cards
  • 1 Free Agent Option Pack
  • 1 Diamond Jordan Shoe
  • 1 Ruby Coach Card Pack

MyCareer

  • 10 Boosts for each MyCareer Skill Boost type
  • 10 Boosts for each Gatorade Boost type
  • 1 2-Hr Double XP Coin
  • 4 Cover Star T-Shirts
  • 1 Backpack and Arm Sleeves
  • Custom-designed Cover Star Skateboard
     
  • Price: $99.99

Whats included in the NBA 2K23 Championship Edition?

  • Everything from the Standard Edition PLUS:
  • 12 Month NBA League Pass Subscription*
  • 100K Virtual Currency

MyTeam

  • 10% XP Boost on MyTeam Season Progression
  • 10K MyTeam Points
  • 10 MyTeam Tokens
  • 23 MyTeam Promo Packs
    • Receive 10 when you first launch the game plus an Amethyst topper pack, then receive 2 per week for 6 weeks.
  • Sapphire Devin Booker and Ruby Michael Jordan MyTeam Cards
  • 1 Free Agent Option Pack
  • 1 Diamond Jordan Shoe
  • 1 Ruby Coach Card Pack

MyCareer

  • 10% XP Boost on MyCareer Season Progression
  • Michael Jordan-themed Go-Kart
  • 10 Boosts for each MyCareer Skill Boost type
  • 10 Boosts for each Gatorade Boost type
  • 1 2-Hr Double XP Coin
  • 4 Cover Star T-Shirts
  • 1 Backpack and Arm Sleeves
  • 1 Custom-designed Cover Star Skateboard
  • Price: $149.99

For those unfamiliar with MyTeam, this is a feature where players can build their team by using in-game currency to purchase players from both the past and present. Players can acquire these player cards by completing challenges and buying packs from the in-game shop. This feature adds a new dynamic to the game for those who enjoy card collection and for players who want to build a roster that caters to their style of play. Like in FIFA it is a major way of how people play the game and promoted by its publisher. As for Virtual Currency, that is used for customizing your own players generally

Players that do end up purchasing the Digital Deluxe, Michael Jordan, or Championship Editions will receive both versions of NBA 2K23 across consoles from the same console family, which is a neat feature for 2K Games to add. 2K23 is set to release on September 9, 2022 and is now available for pre-order.