NBA 2K22 is set to release and it’s important that fans know the differences between the current and next-gen versions for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X, and even PC.
Seeing as we’re edging ever closer to this year’s instalment of basketball triumphs and downfalls, 2K Games has started to build up mountains of hype. They’ve shown off every teams’ PA announcer and they have also expanded upon their list of badges with 17 new additions.
There are two versions of the game available to buy, and those with a PS4, Xbox One, and especially PC may feel shorthanded.
NBA 2K22 PS4 vs PS5
The biggest differences between the current and next-gen versions of NBA 2K22 on PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Series X are the City vs. the Neighbourhood as well as the inclusion and omission of the WNBA.
Only PS5 and Xbox Series X copies have the City and WNBA Career Mode, meanwhile PS4, Xbox One, and PC have to make do with the Neighbourhood.
Seeing as current-gen systems are lacking two big features, it makes sense that the game is only £49.99 on Steam and £59.99 on PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, the Standard PS5 and Xbox Series X packages are £64.99.
The WNBA Career Mode in NBA 2K22 will provide next-gen players with a new badge system as well as a plethora of off-the-court activities.
2K Games’ development blog says that you will be able to work out with the legends, and there will be dozens of decisions which positively and negatively affect your career trajectory. Some of the legends you will be able to work out with in 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 sessions include the esteemed Elena Delle Donne, A’ja Wilson and plenty others.
In addition to the above, there’s also the W Online. This year players will be able to link up before matchmaking and take to the court as a team.
Aside from the WNBA, the other exclusive offering to next-gen versions of NBA 2K22 is The City.
The City is the MyCareer hub in place of the Neighbourhood reserved for curret-gen. It’s much bigger than the Neighbourhood, and this time it will be filled with non-player characters as well as activities and side quests to make it feel alive.
You will start out in a humble apartment and – theoretically – rise up the ladder of stardom to eventually buy an over-the-top penthouse. Players will also be able to conduct meetings with agents and sponsorship representatives, as well as partake in a myriad of other part-time pleasures.