NBA 2K22 Gets a Release Date and 4 Different Covers, 2K Still Charging a PS5/XSX Premium


The 2021 NBA Finals are currently in full swing, but 2K Games is already looking forward to their next season. Today, 2K unveiled a release date and cover stars for NBA 2K22, which will come in the usual somewhat baffling array of editions. And yes, players will once again be expected to play a tax to play on current-gen consoles – the standard of edition of the game costs $70 on Xbox Series X/S and PS5, and the Cross-Gen Digital Bundle costs $80. In other words, if you want to buy NBA 2K22 for last gen consoles and upgrade, you’ll essentially have to pay a $20 premium.

The NBA 2K22 Standard Edition and  Cross-Gen Digital Bundle with both be fronted by Dallas Mavericks star Luca Doncic, while the NBA 2K22 75th Anniversary Edition will feature Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant. In North America, there will also be a unique version of the Standard Edition featuring WNBA star Candace Parker on the cover. You can check out all the NBA 2K22 covers and official info on the various version of the game, below.

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  • Standard Edition will be available for $59.99 on previous-gen platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch, and PC) and $69.99 on new-gen consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S). In North America, a special version of the Standard Edition featuring six-time WNBA All Star and WNBA Champion, Candace Parker, on the cover will be available exclusively through GameStop and EB Games.
  • The Cross-Gen Digital Bundle will be available for $79.99 and grant players access to the Standard Edition across previous- and new-gen within the same PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
  • NBA 2K22 NBA 75th Anniversary Edition will be available for $99.99 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Dual-gen access is included for both the Cross-Gen Digital Bundle and NBA 75th Anniversary Edition for the PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S platforms and provides a version of the game on each console generation within the same console family. The NBA 75th Anniversary Edition for Nintendo Switch will only be available on digital format in the EMEA region.

NBA 2K22 hit the court on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and Switch on September 10. Pre-orders are open now.