NBA 2K23: Release date, cover, the City, editions, price and all you need to know

NBA 2K23

The long-running NBA franchise’s newest game, NBA 2K23, will be out later this year in four different editions.

The NBA 2K23 game includes four editions. First is the Standard Edition, which is a basic edition that only includes the full game and no extras. There will also be a special Standard Edition that highlights the merging of basketball and music culture.

The Digital Deluxe Edition will feature the cross-gen base game. The Michael Jordan Edition of NBA 2K23 will feature all of the Digital Deluxe Edition bonuses as well as 100K Virtual Currency. The brand-new Championship Edition will include all of the above content plus a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass.

This year’s game will feature four different athletes, and pre-orders are now available. This means that we officially know when NBA 2K23 will be released. Everything is covered here, right up to the significant release date, the first NBA 2K23 teaser, player ratings, and a lengthy wishlist of classic features.

Our NBA 2K23 guide below will tell you all you need to know so far.


Latest News/Leaks

The  W in NBA2K23

Update 8th September 2022: NBA 2K23’s huge PS5 install size has been revealed.

Read More: NBA 2K23: Mammoth file size revealed for PS5 version


Update 7th September 2022: NBA 2K23 will be released in the near future and the creators have started to reveal some of the ratings of the best stars in the game.

Read More: NBA 2K23 Official player ratings including LeBron James, Breanna Stewart and Kevin Durant


Update 23rd August 2022: The W is set for a huge expansion with new features on next-generation consoles in NBA 2K23. More on this below.

Read More: NBA 2K23: The W is set for expansion on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S


Update 19th August 2022: A new feature has been revealed for NBA 2K23 which allows you to play NBA 2K23 MyNBA Eras on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles.

Read More: NBA 2K23: Big Changes coming to MyNBA


Update 17th August 2022: EA and 2K are always looking to give upcoming artists more exposure, and the gaming community to enjoy playing the game even more, in this case NBA 2K23.

Read more: Ten songs NBA 2K23 should feature


Update 17th August 2022: With NBA 2K23 set for release on 9th September, and a ton of players ready for it, some, like us may be wondering what dribble moves will the franchise have. Also, will there be any new killer additions?

Read more: NBA 2K23 Dribble Moves: Everything we know so far


Update 15th 2022: The official publication of player ratings is something that many NBA 2K23 fans, count us in, are eagerly awaiting. In this piece, we will predict the top 5 centre ratings.

Read more: NBA 2K23: Predicting the highest rated centres


Update 12th August 2022: With the latest edition of the virtual basketball series nearing its release, we have been at it with predictions for both teams and players in the NBA 2K23 and we thought why not do the same for the WNBA 2K23?

Read more: NBA 2K23: Predicting WNBA top teams and top players


Update 11th August 2022: Today, 2K announced that players will be able to relive basketball legend Michael Jordan’s iconic moments on NBA 2K23!

Read more: NBA 2K23: The Jordan Challenge takes you through Michael Jordan’s legacy


Update 11th August 2022: With NBA 2K23 fast approaching, bringing impressive features, we thought it best to share who we think will make the top rated Point guards.

Read more: NBA 2K23 Rating Predictions: Top 5 Point Guards to play


Update 11th August 2022: NBA 2K23 is almost here! So this is a good time as any to go over some early ratings predictions as a build up to the release of the game.

Read more: NBA 2K23 Predictions: The best Small Forwards rated


Update 10th August 2022: NBA 2K23 is likely to be the top option for anyone looking to immerse themselves into the most detailed basketball simulation in the gaming world when it launches on 9th September 2022.

Read more: NBA 2K23: Top 5 power forwards ratings (Predicted)


Update 10th August 2022: NBA 2K23 is around the corner and a lot of information around the game has surfaced, but when will 2K publish the official player ratings?

Read more: When will the NBA 2K23 player ratings be released?

Update 8th August 2022: NBA 2K23s is around the corner, which teams will you be picking for MyCAREER at the beginning of the game?

Read more: NBA 2K23: Which teams are the best for MyCareer?


Update 8th August 2022: NBA 2K23 is around the corner, and the build-up to the launch is quite exciting! If 2K planned to get the gaming community extremely excited, it works because we have just seen information regarding some impressive AI gameplay improvements.

Read more: Impressive AI patch notes revealed in the NBA 2K23 Courtside report


Update 4th August 2022: The NBA 2K23 Badges have changed, and there is a new way that these Badges will function on next-generation consoles.

Read more: NBA 2K23 Badges among insane gameplay features


Update 4th August 2022: This year’s NBA 2K23 gameplay updates are now becoming more clear to us, and several new Shot Meters are among them.

Read more: NBA 2K23: Game launch will have 5 shot meters, and 20 in total


Update 28th July 2022: With the release of NBA 2K23 on the horizon, the gaming community has a lot of questions, one being whether there will be a demo for the new title in the franchise.

Read more: Will there be a demo for NBA 2K23 on Xbox and PlayStation?


Update 27th July 2022: After a successful season, we’ll be predicting the players’ NBA 2k23 ratings for the Memphis Grizzlies in the new upcoming game.

Read More: NBA 2K23: Memphis Grizzlies players predicted ratings

Update 27th July 2022: The Phoenix Suns will be prominently featured in the NBA 2K23 game, so we’ll have a look at each player’s potential ranking in NBA 2K23.

Read More: NBA 2K23: Phoenix Suns’ players predicted ratings


Update 26th July 2022: NBA 2K23 The City’s appearance will probably be significantly different from what players saw back in NBA 2K22, so we’re going to be making some predictions on what could be introduced!

Read More: NBA 2K23 The City: Predictions and Builds

Update 26th July 2022: There will undoubtedly be a ton of NBA 2K23 news in the near future, but there are also a few aspects about MyWNBA that we’d want to see changed.

Read more: Top gameplay features we’d like to see in NBA 2K23


Update 25th July 2022: Fans had mixed reactions to having seen a first look at the LeBron James model that will debut in NBA 2K23. 

Read More: NBA 2K23: Lebron James’ hairline sparks controversy


Update 18th July 2022: A recent leak revealed the potential ratings for some players of the Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns.

Read More: NBA 2K23: Leak reveals potential Warriors and Suns ratings

Update 18th July 2022: The starters for the Chicago Bulls in NBA 2K23 have gotten their overall ratings leaked. 

Read More: NBA 2K23: Leaked Chicago Bulls starters overall ratings


Release Date

The official NBA 2K23 release date is the same on all consoles and will be released on Friday, 9th September 2022.


Cover

This year, there are four cover stars. Michael Jordan, a basketball great, is the cover for the Championship Edition and the Michael Jordan Edition. The WNBA Edition box only available at Gamestop features female legends Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird. In the Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition, Devin Booker, a recent favourite, takes the position.


Pre-Order

NBA 2K23 can now be pre-ordered from the official site by gamers who can’t wait for the release date to buy the game but are eager for it to arrive.

No matter which edition you select, you will at the very least get the following features when you pre-order NBA 2K23:

  • 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

Consider your options carefully before selecting your edition since some have additional pre-order bonuses.


The City

NBA 2K has announced that The City will return in NBA 2K23 but with a completely new layout. As reported by their Courtside Report, The City has a variety of new features and improvements this year, including:

  • Traversal Times: The City will be smaller than before and players will be delighted to hear that Fast Travel stations have been added to quickly jump around the City
  • Affiliation Boroughs: Completely revamped boroughs have relocated and turned thematic destinations that really touch upon the true essence of each borough;
  • The Block and Theater: The Block and The Theater are two new places. The theater replaces the warehouse buildings and will serve as a hub to play instant matchmaking games.
  • Dreamville Studio: Founded by Grammy-nominated artist and producer J. Cole, Dreamville Studio is a location MyPLAYERs will gain access to if they prove they have what it takes to befriend J. Cole in MyCAREER during their quest to win over the City.
  • The Arena: New location where to play MyCAREER games, the Arena provides a pre-game atmosphere with a sprawling plaza out front. To prepare for the game, players will enter and show off their fit in front of the waiting media, complete any available quests, and more, followed by taking questions from the media post-game.
  • Event Center and Jordan Challenge Building: The Event Center’s all-new design and look adds a whole new level of flair, fitting for such an important building, while the Jordan Challenge Building will provide players with easy-access to the new in-game mode.

Editions

Read More: NBA 2K23: What are the editions?

Below are all the NBA 2K23 game editions:

Championship Edition

The Championship Edition will include the following;

  • NBA 2K23 full game
  • 12-Month NBA League Pass subscription
  • In-Game Michael Jordan-Themed Go-Kart
  • 10% XP Boost on MyTEAM and MyCAREER Season Progression
  • Dual-Gen entitlement (same console family)
  • 100K Virtual Currency
  • 10K MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • Ruby Michael Jordan MyTEAM Cards
  • 23 MyTEAM Promo Packs (Receive 10 at launch plus an Amethyst topper pack, then 2 per week for 6 weeks)
  • Free Agent Option MyTEAM Pack
  • Diamond Jordan Shoe MyTEAM card
  • Ruby 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
  • One 2-Hr Double XP Coin

Michael Jordan Edition

The Michael Jordan Edition will include the following;

  • NBA 2K23 full game
  • Dual-Gen entitlement (same console family)
  • 100K Virtual Currency
  • 10K MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • Ruby Michael Jordan MyTEAM Cards
  • 23 MyTEAM Promo Packs (Receive 10 at launch plus an Amethyst topper pack, then 2 per week for 6 weeks)
  • Free Agent Option MyTEAM Pack
  • Diamond Jordan Shoe MyTEAM card
  • Ruby 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
  • One 2-Hr Double XP Coin

Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Deluxe Edition will include the following:

  • 10K MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 23 MyTEAM Promo Packs
  • MYTEAM Cover Star Players: Sapphire Devin Booker, Ruby Michael Jordan
  • Free Agent Option Pack
  • 1 Diamond Jordan Shoe (non-auctionable)
  • 1 Ruby Coach Card Pack
  • 10x 6 types of MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 10x 3 types of Gatorade Boosts
  • 2-hour Double XP Coin
  • 4x MyCAREER T-Shirts, Backpack, Cover Star Skateboard, and Arm Sleeves.

Standard Edition

No extras are included in this version of the game.


Price

The cost of the Michael Jordan Edition and Championship Edition of NBA 2K23 has been made public. The cost of the game’s regular edition has not yet been disclosed.

The Michael Jordan Edition costs $99.99 / £83,88on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

The Championship Edition costs $149.99 / £125,83 on PlayStation4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC

The Standard Edition costs $59.99 / £50,33 on PlayStation4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and $69.99 / £58,71 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S


Trailer

You can view a few mini-trailers for NBA 2K23 down below: 

We anticipate a gameplay trailer to appear somewhere in the first half of July based on timing from prior years. Since July is already halfway over at the time of writing, it may arrive at any moment.


PS4

For those who are worried, NBA 2K23 will be available on PlayStation5 and Xbox Series X|S, as well as PlayStation4, PlayStation4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC.


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