NBA 2K25 Launches September 6, Cover Stars Revealed

NBA 2K25 will also finally have parity on PC with its PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions, though cross-play will only be available on current-gen consoles.

Death, taxes, and a new NBA 2K game every year, right? 2K and developer Visual Concepts have unveiled this year’s entry in their annual basketball sim franchise, NBA 2K25, revealing its release date and, as is traditional every year, revealing who the game’s cover stars will be.

This year, the game’s Standard Edition will be adorned by Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, while the WNBA Edition (which you can read more about, alongside the game’s other editions, through here) will feature Las Vegas Aces star A’ja Wilson.

“It’s an honor to be named a cover athlete for NBA 2K25,” said Jayson Tatum. “I’ve been playing NBA 2K since I was a kid and it’s been a dream to one day be on the cover. Even after coming off an NBA Championship, it’s humbling to see this come to life.”

“Being featured on the NBA 2K25 cover is a big moment for me and a testament to the ever-growing fandom of the WNBA,” said A’ja Wilson. “Seeing more and more WNBA athletes scanned into NBA 2K25 to best capture the style and confidence of the league has been empowering, and I can’t wait for fans to experience it in-game.”

Meanwhile, 2K has also confirmed that NBA 2K25’s PC version is going to finally have parity with its PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions for players who have the specs to run the game well enough, which means all of the biggest gameplay and technical improvements in this year’s game aren’t just going to be limited to players on current-gen consoles. Cross-play will be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S only, however.

The aforementioned WNBA Edition will retail for $69.99, and will be available only on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, only in the United States and Canada, and only as a physical edition. Meanwhile, the Standard Edition will retail for $69.99 on all platforms except the Switch, where it will be priced at $59.99 as it is every year.

NBA 2K25 launches on September 6.