NBA 2K23 current-gen vs next-gen differences, gameplay, new features

Published Categorized as Games, NBA 2K23

NBA 2K23 current-gen vs next-gen differences and new features

NBA 2K23 current-gen vs next-gen differences

One of the obvious differences between the next generation of NBA 2K23 and the current one is the price.

A standalone version of the PS4 copy costs $59.99 on the PSN store, while the PS5 costs $69.99. However, if you buy the Digital Deluxe Edition for $79.99, or the ultra-expensive Michael Jordan and Championship bundles, you’ll get both current-gen and next-gen at no extra cost.

If you buy a stand-alone copy of either edition, there is no free upgrade. Aside from the price, the preload size

  • PS5 – 142GB
  • Xbox Series X/S – 123GB

Current VS Last Gen Differences In NBA 2K23

While the NBA 2k series has never been far behind in the graphics department, the power of next-gen consoles delivers an almost photorealistic approach to gameplay, featuring the best player models to ever grace the game. You’ll also find that it will have a higher overall 4K resolution and 60 FPS action. However, replays and action shots are reduced to 30 FPS.

You’ll also see general improvements to the gameplay, no matter the system, including:

  • Better shooting mechanics
  • Five new shot meters, with more to unlock as you play through the¬†Seasons mode.
  • Expanded Skill Moves
  • Pro Stick gesture controls
  • Badges and Takeover boosts
  • Defensive mechanics
  • AI Improvements

NBA 2K23 next-gen new features

One of the new features for NBA 2K23 on next-gen consoles is a fresh badge system.

In addition to the above, there is also the following:

  • Adrenaline boosts
  • Upgraded pro stick
  • More authentic shooting
  • Team takeover redesign

Will NBA 2K23 be on Game Pass?

NBA 2K23 is not on Game Pass at launch and 2K hasn’t announced any plans to bring the game to the service.

NBA 2K23 wiki :

NBA 2K3 is a 2002 sports video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by Sega for GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

Developer(s) Visual Concepts
Publisher(s) Sega Sports
Series NBA 2K
Platform(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release GameCube, PlayStation 2

  • NA:¬†October 8, 2002
  • EU:¬†March 28, 2003


  • NA:¬†October 8, 2002
  • EU:¬†April 17, 2003
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer