2K Video games has detailed some options of the upcoming NBA2K24, however the greatest and most disappointing for PC gamers is that, yep, we’re getting the model made for the PS4 and Xbox One era of consoles. 2K did not come right out and say this, however the satan’s within the element of its huge pitch for this 12 months’s entry: crossplay. Besides, get this, solely the PS5 and Xbox Sequence S/X variations will even have this new characteristic.

This may be seen in an official NBA2K24 FAQ, and there is additional affirmation on this trailer, which is all about crossplay earlier than it specifies “new gen” solely on the finish.

In need of 2K CEO Strauss Zelnick personally phoning up each PC gamer and shouting “fuck off!” down the telephone, that is as near a affirmation because the writer will give. And it isn’t an unlimited shock as a result of 2K’s been treating the PC viewers like fools for years now, with this changing into the third of its NBA titles to ship the technically inferior model on the platform. As soon as might be a mistake, twice seems to be like carelessness, however a 3rd time? That is contempt, your honor. 

2K is alone now in persisting with this nonsense. EA did a lot the identical with FIFA for a number of years, resulting in the all-timer of an excuse that it did not need to exclude anybody from the PC model, however even that lot managed to get their act collectively by final 12 months’s FIFA 23. Clearly the glory of PCs is that they do are available all shapes and specs, so publishers will legitimately look to hit the bottom minimal spec attainable to maximise the viewers, however it feels past absurd that 2K’s withholding an current shinier model as a result of it will possibly’t be bothered to decide to the optimisation work. I imply, these are the official NBA video games: I feel they may shift a number of copies.

2K additionally introduced that NBA2K24 cowl star can be the late Kobe Bryant, with numerous variations of the game accessible together with a Black Mamba version (Bryant’s chosen nickname). The game is because of launch September 8. However for PC gamers NBA2K24 feels, as soon as once more, like a complete airball.