2K and Visual Concepts have given us a real bloomin’ curveball, announcing a big feature for NBA 2K24 that fans have been craving for donkey’s years. This will be the first time the NBA 2K series is offering cross-play – the function that allows gamers from different platforms to compete together. But, as life often teaches us, there’s a corker of a catch here.
NBA 2K24 Unveiled, Brand New Trailer Dropped
Despite the long-awaited arrival of cross-play in NBA 2K24, the implementation by 2K and Visual Concepts isn’t exactly as comprehensive as we’d hoped. Our cross-play dreams are curtailed to a duo of platforms only.
You see, the clamouring for cross-play has been relentless, reaching fever pitch among the die-hard NBA 2K community. It’s remained a puzzle, wrapped in an enigma, as to why Visual Concepts has taken so much time to add cross-play. The theory among fans is that this might be tied up with the perennial release schedule of NBA 2K. The previous iteration, NBA 2K23, did introduce cross-progression for MyTEAM within console families, enabling PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players to make the leap to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, all while preserving their microtransactions and wallets.
Yet NBA 2K24 will push the envelope further for the series, charting new territory with shared play across platforms. A recently released trailer by 2K and Visual Concepts as seen above, triumphantly announced that NBA 2K24 will be the franchise’s cross-play pioneer. And, the feature won’t leave us twiddling our thumbs; it’ll be ready for action right off the bat when NBA 2K24 hits the market on September 8th. But remember, there’s always a snag.
Cross-Play in NBA 2K24: A Tale of Two Platforms
The hiccup is that NBA 2K24’s cross-play won’t extend its hospitality to all platforms. The grace of cross-play will be limited to just the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of NBA 2K24. This means if you’re on PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, or PC, you’re out of luck. The rationale behind this platform pickiness isn’t crystal clear, but the odds are it’s connected to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S receiving preferential treatment during development.
But fear not! Cross-play will work its magic across all multiplayer game modes in NBA 2K24, encompassing co-op matches, online tournaments, and a bit of friendly banter with casual games. As for further juicy details about NBA 2K24’s MyTEAMS, they’re likely to trickle down the grapevine closer to the launch date.
Even with its platform preferences, NBA 2K24’s cross-play feature represents a significant stride forward for the franchise.
So, mark your calendars! NBA 2K24 debuts on September 8th, set to rock the world of PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S gamers.
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