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NBA 2K23 Prelude Release Date: When is it?

NBA 2K23 is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam) on Sept. 9, 2022.
NBA 2K23 is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam) on Sept. 9, 2022. / Image courtesy of 2K

Wondering when the release date is for the NBA 2K23 Prelude demo? We've got you covered.

With the launch of NBA 2K23 just days away, it's perhaps no surprise that many are looking for the earliest possible moment to play the game. Here's a breakdown of the NBA 2K23 prelude demo release date.

NBA 2K23 Prelude Release Date: When is it?

Unfortunately, at the time of publication, 2K and the development team at Visual Concepts have yet to officially reveal plans for an NBA 2K23 prelude demo.

As many longtime fans of the series can certainly attest to, the NBA 2K devs have not been shy in releasing demos and preludes leading up to their titles' launches in previous years. Most recently, both NBA 2K20 and NBA 2K21 featured free demos released in August about a week or two before they ultimately released. The demos were very limited in terms of options, but did allow players to get a taste of Quickplay and even the MyPLAYER Builder.

That was before NBA 2K split off into current gen and next gen versions, however, which appears to be the case once again in 2K23.

Of course, NBA 2K22 did not have a demo, with 2K saying at the time they wanted to "instead focus on creating fully-functional games" for the two generations of platforms. As such, with no plans of a new prelude demo having been announced or leaked just yet, the chances of one being announced in the next couple of days do seem slim.

We will update this article if more information on the topic is released, however, so feel free to check back soon.


NBA 2K23 is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam) on Sept. 9, 2022.

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