NBA 2K22 has been officially announced. The announcement of a new installment of the basketball series developed by Take-Two Interactive will not surprise anyone, and - unfortunately - the same can probably be said about the reception of the first trailer. The trailer that was posted on PlayStation's YouTube channel apparently did not appeal to Sony fans, because for a little more than 600 likes there are more than 800 dislikes (at the time of writing this news).
We write "Sony fans", because the same material on the YouTube channel of the series collected more than a thousand likes with less than a hundred negative reviews. In the comments, however, one can notice similar moods - and definitely not positive ones. Some complain about the devs not showing fragments of gameplay, while a large part of users apparently just do not believe that Visual Concepts and 2K Sports can deliver a good title. Similar voices appear quite often in social networks such as Reddit.
Of course, in keeping with the conventions of the Internet, most such posts don't go beyond general complaining about the quality of the game. Nonetheless, we're guessing that fans still remember the disappointment on the occasion of NBA 2K21. Reviewers criticized the lack of originality in last year's installment, which seemed as if it had been prepared on the fly as a kind of appetizer before the franchise's debut on 9th-gen consoles. There were also a lot of microtransactions, which in itself was nothing new for the series. It's not hard to guess that the latter issue was the biggest thorn in the players' side and the reason for bombing the game with negative ratings on Metacritic.
Aside from the trailer's reception, the video does reveal the release date of NBA 2K22, set for September 10. We'll be able to play the title on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch, with a choice of three editions: standard, slightly more expensive digital Cross-Gen Digital Bundle (Take-Two will again not allow the PS4 and XOne versions to be upgraded for free) and a special edition for the NBA league's 75th anniversary. Below are all three covers, which this time feature Luka Doncic from Dallas Mavericks and - in the case of the anniversary edition - three legendary basketball players: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Duran.
- NBA 2K22 - official website