Once again, this year’s NBA 2K entry’s PC version will be based on last-gen consoles rather than current-gen ones.
2K and Visual Concepts have officially unveiled NBA 2K24, which is promising improvements in gameplay and animations, cross-play support in a first for the series, and more. However, it seems many of these headlining changes and additions won’t be featured in the game’s PC version.
The last three instalments in the NBA 2K franchise have seen PC players missing out on improvements made to the experience on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, and that will be the case once again this year. In its announcement, 2K has confirmed that cross-play will only be compatible on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, as will the new ProPLAY technology and its improvements in animations. That means NBA 2K24 on PC will have parity with PS4 and Xbox One versions rather than their next-gen counterparts.
NBA hasn’t been the only annual sports franchise in the industry that has places restrictions on its PC versions in recent years. For instance, that was the case with FIFA as well, though the EA series ended that trend with last year’s instalment. Given the fact that we’re nearly three years into the current console generation, said restrictions continuing to this point has to come as a disappointment to NBA players on PC.
NBA 2K24 is set to launch on September 8.