NBA 2K22 is already building anticipation to a release later this year, and that should include the return to Xbox Series X|S.
NBA 2K21 was the first game in the series to land on next gen consoles, and here’s what we know so far about NBA 2K22 heading back to Xbox Series X|S this year.
NBA 2K22 Reveal Trailer
The official reveal trailer for NBA 2K22 has yet to be released, but last year can help us know when it might land in 2021.
NBA 2K21 dropped an announcement trailer on June 11, 2020 showing some alpha build PS5 footage, essentially confirming the game’s leap into next gen.
With E3 2021 scheduled to take place between June 12 and June 15, it’s very likely we’ll get our first look at NBA 2K22 during that weekend.
Release Date on Xbox Series X|S
The release date for NBA 2K22 on Xbox Series X|S has yet to be revealed, but a September release seems likely.
This would follow the pattern of recent years, and we should also see next gen simultaneously release along with other platforms this year.
As of now, the most likely NBA 2K22 release date is either September 3, 2021 or September 10, 2021.
Price on Xbox Series X|S
Last year’s next gen debut for NBA 2K21 also confirmed what kind of cost players can expect to shell out for next gen sports titles.
While the current gen version of NBA 2K22 will likely still cost just $59.99 at launch, we can expect the next gen version for Xbox Series X|S to have a price of $69.99.
We can also likely expect either one or two different special deluxe editions, which will probably be priced between $79.99 and $99.99 depending on what rewards are included.
NBA 2K22 Pre Order
You can’t pre order NBA 2K22 for Xbox Series X|S just yet, but last year we saw pre orders go live on July 2, 2020.
The timing of last year’s pre order release coincided with the final cover athlete reveal, NBA 2K22 will probably follow a similar pattern.
As such, players can expect to be able to pre order NBA 2K22 on Xbox Series X|S in early July 2021.
Next Gen Game Modes
The City made a rousing debut last year as a next gen exclusive game mode that many have called a true basketball RPG.
This unique single player experience broke new ground, and hopefully it will continue to do so when NBA 2K22 returns to next gen.
We’ll likely see The City back, but hopefully the game can bring more innovative content as they continue to take advantage of and utilize next gen technology.