Is NBA 2K22 cross-platform? What we know

NBA 2K22 is the latest installment in the iconic basketball franchise. Each new title in the series comes with new game modes, more realistic gameplay tweaks and, of course, the latest NBA stars ready to lead your team to victory.

Is this the year we’ll see cross-platform support for the series? Cross-platform support is becoming more common, especially with first-person shooters connecting more players at once. With NBA 2K22 being available on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4, fans are crossing their fingers that we can finally play against our friends on different platforms soon.

Here’s everything we know about cross-platform support for NBA 2K22.

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Is NBA 2K22 cross-platform?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that 2K Games intends to do NBA 2K22 a cross-platform title. Here is the official word of the Frequently Asked Questions from the game’s website: “There will be no cross-play between different consoles or PCs.”

There is cross-progression within console families for MyTeam, as the game was released on two console generations. If you’re upgrading to a current-gen console, PS4 to PS5 or Xbox One to Xbox Series X, you’ll be able to take your well-crafted MyTeam roster and progress with you. This is great news for gamers considering a console upgrade this fall, but a big disappointment for anyone interested in true cross-play.

With massive games like Splitgate, war zone, Apex Legends, and fortnite including crossplay, sports fans can’t help but ask “What’s the deal?” Sure, NBA 2K22 has a pretty weird market of MyTeam Cards, MyPlayers, and constant Ratings updates to deal with, but we should at least be able to play a quick PlayNow game with a buddy. Smack talk can only go so far when playing local games where a player uses a foreign controller.

Maybe next year! We hope that this kind of sports simulation will one day expand to multiple platforms.

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