2K Sports has revealed the first details about NBA 2K22, the latest installment in the long-running basketball series. The update provides information about changes made to the likes of MyCareer as well as gameplay updates and new features.
In a preview on the official 2K site, the developer confirmed that it has revamped several gameplay mechanics so that they should work better and be more realistic. This includes blocks and steals as well as the shot contest system.
Gameplay has generally been made more skill-based so that successful actions feel more rewarding to the player. To that end, 2K Sports is focusing on making matches feel less random and giving the player more influence.
“It really has changed the way the game plays. For me, it’s a lot more fun, it’s a lot more engaging. It really rewards the veterans who put in the time and the work to get good at the game, and at the same time we’re still accessible [to newcomers],” gameplay director Mike Wang said.
The studio also promises to evolve the MyTeam game mode, giving users even more control when it comes to building their own unique team. A new draft mode will also give players the opportunity to select basketball stars from a constantly updated pool.
Finally, the social City space has been upgraded on next-gen consoles so that the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S version feels more alive, with additional NPCs to add more depth.
NBA 2K22 is set to launch on September 10 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.