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NBA 2K22 PC Version

NBA 2K22 PC Version Will Be Last Generation

When NBA 2K22 was announced, a lot of basketball fans were hopeful that 2K Sports would make sure the PC version of the game would be on par with the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 versions of the game. Alas, that doesn’t appear to be the case.

Taking a page out of the EA Sports playbook, the PC version of NBA 2K22 will be in line with the last-gen PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch edition of the series.

Despite the average PC being as, or even more, powerful than the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, 2K Sports still made the decision to keep

“This is something the team is passionate about and will continue to investigate what is possible for the franchise in the future,” 2K Sports said on the game’s website. “For now, the focus was on assuring NBA 2K22 was optimized for the new consoles, while also making sure the experience remains fresh and innovative for players on other platforms.”

NBA 2K22 launches on September 10. The game will be available for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. There are three different versions of the game — Standard, Cross-Gen Digital Bundle, and NBA 75th Anniversary Edition — to buy this year, each having its own benefits.


Are you disappointed that the NBA 2K22 PC Version won’t have the next generation features and improvements? Let us know in the comment section below, and stick with Sports Gamers Online for more.

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Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson
8 months ago

I’ve played 2k since Allen Iverson was made the cover, I think that was 2k1. Last year I bought 2k21 but stop playing as soon as they brought next gen to Series X and PS5. Now I’ll just save my money this year.

Scary Terry
Scary Terry
8 months ago

It had something to do with keeping the offline version barebones
(mostly people who pirate the game) It wasn’t enough time to work in those features for paid PC users.. Next yr it should all be worked out.

Rob Gillan
Rob Gillan
8 months ago
Reply to  Scary Terry

Stop defending shit business practices. It had everything to do with making sure next gen consoles got the best product because thats what microsoft and playstation wanted and thats the only reason

Manaz Millman
Manaz Millman
1 day ago
Reply to  Scary Terry

I literally would have pirated this game had I not bought it for $8.50USD. Its a joke that they don’t bring next gen feature to PC. I’m not inclined to buy a next gen console just for 2K, they don’t deserve it.

Last edited 1 day ago by Manaz Millman
Muffin Stuffer
8 months ago

I play Franchise mode and only that. I play every game of multiple season. Been doing it since 2K14. I currently play 2K19 because there hasn’t been a reason to upgrade farther. I’m super disappointed it wont be next-gen because I STILL don’t get to experience the My NBA mode. When a lot of PC’s are a lot stronger than a console why would you chose to do this. With the PC modding community all your doing is losing people because we have options

Dunn Dorr
Dunn Dorr
9 months ago

I’m still playing 2k20 with community made current rosters because of this. Oh well.

Tim
Tim
9 months ago

Look, it’s fuckin stupid & the longer they carry on with NBA Live type antics, the sooner they will become the next EA. Careful 2K… Having said all that, guess what 2K, I’m a purist, I don’t give 2 fucks about the park or the cards or whatever the fuck goes on in having to run around with a useless player for weeks. I play it as a simulation, I love redrafting the league, simming a season & then restructuring the teams to make sense moving forward… All I care about are the features in these areas of the game & most importantly, the gameplay. They wrecked the right stick in 2k21 & hence I still play 2k20, (I’ve been playing 2K since 2K3 & this is the first time I haven’t moved forward) I’m hoping its rectified or improved in 2k22. *here’s hoping*

Coley
Coley
4 months ago
Reply to  Tim

I thought it was me when I started 2k22 from 2k20. I just can’t time anything at all anymore!

Manaz Millman
Manaz Millman
1 day ago
Reply to  Tim

I honestly love 2k21 shooting mechanics now. They’re better than 2k22 for sure, maybe its because I hit like 8 threes per game.

Tick Ditties
Tick Ditties
9 months ago

Why don’t they release both versions for PC? I can run the old-gen on my laptop and next-gen on my gaming pc. Instead, I’ll just not be buying it at all.

Rob Gillan
Rob Gillan
8 months ago
Reply to  Tick Ditties

Or just do what every PC game does and have graphics options lol

Kyle Bridges
Kyle Bridges
9 months ago

Just cancelled my pre-order and asked for a refund when I found this out. I play on PC. No reason I shouldn’t be able to have “next-gen” graphics.

Malos
Malos
9 months ago

I was excited about the new features to 2k and was happy to purchase it when it came out, but was frustrated and disappointed to find out that on pc it won’t be the experience that 2k advertised and promised. I don’t plan on buying this on PC until 2k upgrades it to next-gen features. The decision to only favor next gen consoles makes absolutely zero sense..

Viktor
Viktor
10 months ago

Igen sajnos nemértem mindent csak a konzolokra új generáció pedig sokan pc is játszanak ne igaz nemlehet e pc re is megcsinálni ez pont olyan mint a fifa 22 sajnos a pc seket elfelejtik pedig jobb mint a s….. Konzolok szégyelhetik magukat a gyártók főleg az Ea is meg aki a új konzolokat is kitalálták

AlexViwar
AlexViwar
10 months ago

And why would I buy the NBA 2k 22 post gen version for the full price? The computer does not pull? So give me a choice, I want the “lighter” version, I will buy a post gen, I want Raytracing and Next Gen on a PC then and I will take it for the full price.

hank
10 months ago

would not annoy me if the higher-ups in 2k suddenly fucking fell over and died

Joints
Joints
10 months ago

Pretty disgusted in the practices they’re using with this franchise, it takes no imagination to work in their team apparently, every PC is capable of performing at rates far greater than the shit over priced consoles, they’ve had to cut backdoor deals with Sony and Microsoft to focus on console sales rather than focus on game improvement and customer satisfaction, I’ve be ees n buying 2k games since ESPN 2k and I can’t fathom a franchise just reusing old assets time and time again and not redeveloping the whole damn thing. Honestly Fuck 2k and their bullshit. You won’t be getting anymore if my hard earned money, create better you bums!

Darkness
Darkness
10 months ago
Reply to  Joints

Byeeeeeeeee

asd
asd
9 months ago
Reply to  Darkness

u sound like a 15y old girl

Rob Gillan
Rob Gillan
8 months ago
Reply to  Darkness

And you arent upset with 2k literally fucking PC users?

Hector
10 months ago

All about me is only NFL video games travel music movie

LAME 2k
LAME 2k
10 months ago

Definitely wont buy it. Second year behind “next gen” consoles? I Hope no pc gamer buys it so they can feel us with the only way they understand…..Money!

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Mah Lan
Mah Lan
10 months ago

If my laptop can run current gen on maxed out settings easily in silent mode while only using like 30 percent of cpu and gpu, It can probably run next gen.

Christopher Blanchette
Christopher Blanchette
10 months ago

3 times the power of either system and can’t play either of my favorite games unless I fire up the ps5 which doesn’t make use of my height channel speakers, doesn’t go above 60fps, doesn’t have vrr, worse graphics, not 4k, etc. THIS IS INFURIATING. WHAT THE HELL?? Please share any info with me on communities where I can make noise about how messed up this is. I don’t have a Twitter, and these idiots need to know that they are alienating 50% of gamers by doing this. PORT YOUR STUPID GAMES BETTER. I AM SO PISSED. Win a newegg shuffle get a 3090 and can’t play ANY SPORTS GAMES?? Holy…I am angry

itsMitch
itsMitch
10 months ago

I feel the same way. I Tried posting about it on Reddit but nobody cared so I guess we are stuck with current gen

Thedrk221
Thedrk221
10 months ago
Reply to  itsMitch

https://www.reddit.com/r/NBA2k/comments/okwm7d/if_there_was_a_year_you_ever_werent_going_to_buy/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

I posted about it on nba2k sub. seems to get decent support from most of the people there and only people hating on it are console fanboys who think pc shouldnt get support from 2k at all

Chillywilly
Chillywilly
8 months ago

U bought it tho stop capping u don’t got no p5 Ik cus u talking bout graphics suck stop it

Gamotin2K
Gamotin2K
10 months ago

2k always disappoints

Mittens
Mittens
9 months ago
Reply to  Gamotin2K

EA also did this to Madden22 and FIFA players… this seems less about focusing console performance and more of make sure console sells more.