The full NBA 2K23 gameplay details will dribble into a Courtside Report next week, but here’s your first look at the PS5 version of the basketball sim – in cinematic format, of course. We can infer a few things from this: it looks like some players have brand new face scans, while there appears to be a new half-time show. The benches also seem more responsive to what’s occurring on the court, while the crowd animations look further enhanced.
Outside of that, it’s difficult to glean too much more from the 80-second clip. Personally, we’d like to see the overall pace of the series improved: we enjoyed NBA 2K22 at the time, but the repetitive cutscenes really begin to break the flow after a while – and when you pair that with the endless traversal in MyCareer, it feels like the game is often getting in its own way.
NBA games are always a “looker”, but microtransactions are a poison that has largely ruined the experience.
On a positive note, if those crowd actually react like that in game this year, its going to make the career mode even better.
@Jacko11 Exactly. I think at this point I've given up on these games because they just throttle your progression by tying EVERYTHING to vc and then not giving you enough of it. No matter how good each year's release looks, my mind immediately goes to how microtransaction laden it's going to be
This is a franchise that just needs to go live service.
@OrtadragoonX As long as people keep buying the game every year, while spending a ton of money on in game clothing, card packs, and upgrading their character, it'll never happen. Game companies want to be able to reset your progress and digital possessions every year so that you gotta buy it all again.
What year is that?… 23? …because it looks like 2019,2020,2021,2022……
@OrtadragoonX Well, depending on what game modes you chose to play it already is a live service game 😂
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