NBA 2K22 comes out soon and the developers have explained its crossplay and cross platform multiplayer status as well as its utilisation of cross-gen progression.
Scheduled to launch on September 10th, the developers have recently provided a deep dive gameplay presentation which talks about all of its new badges, fresh shot meter, and other quality of life improvements. They have also recently revealed the PA announcers for every arena.
While the title looks fun with its traditional gameplay and impeccable details such as sweaty bald heads and soaking armpits, there is unfortunate news in regard to crossplay.
Does NBA 2K22 have cross platform multiplayer?
There is no crossplay or cross platform multiplayer in NBA 2K22.
It marks another year where friends across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC cannot play together which is disappointing. Unfortunately, no explanation has been provided for why the feature remains absent from basketball as well as most other sports games.
MLB The Show 21 is one of the newest sports titles to add cross platform multiplayer, so hopefully it’ll be added to NBA, Madden, and FIFA next year.
Is NBA 2K22 cross-gen?
There is cross-gen progression for NBA 2K22 on PlayStation and Xbox.
The game’s FAQ says that this counts for MyTeam. Basically, you will be able to field any of your players across PlayStation or Xbox generation systems.
However, crossplay will still not be available across console families. This means that PS4 players will not be able to play with PS5, and ditto for Xbox One with Series X/S.
Although it’s disappointing that PS4 cannot play with PS5, it’s ultimately because there are significant differences between last and next-gen versions of the game.
How to buy cross-gen bundle
You can buy the cross-gen bundle for £74.99 on either PlayStation or Xbox.
This will provide you with the PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Series X/S versions of the game depending on your platform. It will also come with the following bonuses:
- 10K MyTEAM Points + 10 MyTEAM Tokens
- 22 MyTEAM Promo Packs
- MyCAREER Skill Boosts
- Diamond Jordan Shoe MyTEAM card
- Coach Card MyTEAM Pack
- 4 MyPLAYER T-Shirts
Just so you know, you will also get both the last and next-gen versions if you buy the 75th Anniversary Edition instead. If you purchase the Standard package, you will not be able to upgrade to next-gen for free.