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Will There be an NBA 2K23 Demo?

NBA 2K23 is set to release on Sept. 9, 2022.
NBA 2K23 is set to release on Sept. 9, 2022. / Image courtesy of 2K

Will there be an NBA 2K23 demo?

Now that NBA 2K23 is officially available for pre-order, complete with confirmed various editions and cover athletes, it's perhaps no surprise that many are wondering when the earliest possible moment to play the game will be. Here's a breakdown of whether or not there will be an NBA 2K23 demo.

Will There be an NBA 2K23 Demo?

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

However, as many longtime fans of the series can certainly attest to, the NBA 2K devs have not been shy in releasing demos and preludes 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 2K21 did not have a demo, with 2K seemingly citing at the time that they wanted to "instead focus on creating fully-functional games" for the two generations of platforms.

As such, although, no plans of a demo have been announced or leaked just yet, it will be interesting to see if one will be announced in the next couple of weeks.

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


For more on NBA 2K23, feel free to check out our coverage of whether or not the game will have crossplay, as well as its release date.