In recent years, players have been asking for the next generation upgrades from the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of NBA 2K to be added to PC as well.
Despite these requests, however, it looks like NBA 2K23‘s PC version will still be based on the previous-gen console version.
According to an answer in 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.
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“This is something the team is passionate about and will continue to investigate what is possible for the franchise in the future,” the answer reads. “For now, the focus was on assuring NBA 2K23 was optimized for the new consoles (PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S), while also making sure the experience remains fresh and innovative for players on other platforms.”
This will be a disappointment to PC fans of the NBA 2K series, as the developers continue to prioritize the console experience.
NBA 2K is a long-running basketball sim. While little else is known about the upcoming addition to the 2K series, 2K Games recently announced that Michael Jordan will be on the cover of the appropriately named Michael Jordan Edition and the limited Championship Edition.
His iconic Michael Jordan challenges are also set to return to the game, which releases on September 9. Devin Booker is the cover star on the standard edition.
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