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NBA 2K23 Release Date: When is it?

NBA 2K22 was released on Sept. 9, 2021.
NBA 2K22 was released on Sept. 9, 2021. / Image courtesy of 2K

With the NBA Finals having wrapped up on June 16, it's no surprise that many are wondering when NBA 2K23 will release.

Of course, NBA 2K22 Season 7: Return Of Heroes is still going strong, complete with new prizes and levels for players to attain. However, with the draft and free agency sending shockwaves in the real world, momentum is certainly steering towards the next title in the basketball simulation franchise to make its debut. As such, here's a breakdown of the NBA 2K23 release date.

NBA 2K23 Release Date: What is it?

Unfortunately, at the time of publication, 2K and the development team at Visual Concepts have yet to officially reveal NBA 2K23, let alone announce a release date for it.

However, as many longtime fans of the series can certainly attest to, the release patterns for NBA 2K games over the years have been very consistent, even through lockouts and season postponements.

Here are the recent release dates for previous NBA 2K titles:

  • NBA 2K19: Sept. 7, 2018
  • NBA 2K20: Sept. 6, 2019
  • NBA 2K21: Sept. 4, 2020
  • NBA 2K22: Sept. 9, 2021

As such, you can almost certainly pencil in the release date for NBA 2K23 to land on the first Friday of September this year — Sept. 9, 2022.

Of course, there will likely be pre-order incentives to pay attention to that would likely grant early access and whatnot.

The first official bit of NBA 2K23 news fans have received thus far is that the series has partnered with the NBA Summer League this July and that more details for the game will drop around then.

We will update this article once more information on the official release date is released, so feel free to check back soon.


UPDATE 7/5/22: 2K has announced that NBA 2K23 will officially release on Sept. 9, 2022. Pre-orders for the title will launch Thursday, July 7.