Game Developer -NBA 2K23 Reveals New Gameplay Improvements

Players can experience all-new innovations in attack, defense, badges, builds, takeovers, and AI gameplay.

2K today unveiled the latest gameplay enhancements to NBA 2K23, highlighted by new skill moves, animations, and player builds that provide a more authentic and hyper-real experience. This follows the first gameplay preview revealed last week.

Gameplay videos can be downloaded HERE.

“We value community feedback as we decide to bring each version of NBA 2K to life, and this year’s gameplay enhancements reflect many of the changes our community has been asking for the most,” said mike wanggame director at Visual concepts. “From a focus on how players can attack the basket, to more realistic defense on the ball, and a new tiered badge system, all of the features we’ve brought to the game this year will create a more authentic and enjoyable for everyone.’

NBA 2K23 introduces a variety of new gameplay innovations to elevate the intensity of competition across all facets, including:

Shooting: The major change this year is the addition of shooting attributes, which give each signature jump their own unique shooting stats that help determine their effectiveness. There are also five new shot meters to choose from, with 15 more unlockable through the seasons over the coming year.

Pro Stick Improvements: New gesture combos have been added to the Pro Stick, introducing many new weapons for shooting and ball handling for playmakers. Dunking has also received new commands, ensuring players dunk exactly as they wish without accidentally triggering an unexpected skill dunk;

Skill Moves & Adrenaline Boosts: New move combos give players even more ball handling and shooting options for their attacking arsenal. Additionally, a new feature to prevent overdribbles is the concept of adrenaline boosts. Boosts are consumed each time a player performs a hard or explosive sprint throw, and once their three boosts are gone, players will notice their speed and acceleration drop significantly for the remainder of the possession;

Defense: Defensive gameplay includes major updates aimed at creating more realistic on-ball defense and shot blocking, as well as ball steals and banding. This year, blocks have been tuned to a more realistic level, leading to more predictable results, with good players making proper saves when they time their block attempts well. There’s also a marked improvement in ball safety for good dunkers, and much more;

Badges: Introducing an all-new tiered badge system for players on PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X|S, there will be 16 badges per attribute category: eight at Tier 1, four at Tier 2 and four at Tier 3, with the basic idea being that players must equip a certain number of badges in lower tiers before they can equip badges in higher tiers;

Takeovers: While the primary and secondary takeovers remain the same as in previous games, the team takeover has been redesigned. Team Takeover operates as a cooperative team system with the entire team sharing a single counter. The new design makes a lot more sense and better represents what it means to be hot as a team and take control of the game as a unit;

AI Gameplay: PS5 and Xbox Series X|S players will notice improved AI ball handling, pick and roll execution, defensive tendencies and practice decisions.

For more details on the latest gameplay innovations coming to NBA 2K23, check out the latest Courtside Report. Stay tuned for additional deep dives in the coming weeks to reveal even more new in the next release of the world’s best-selling NBA basketball simulation video game.

NBA 2K23 is currently slated for release on September 9 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC platforms. For more information, visit the official NBA 2K23 website.

Developped by Visual conceptsNBA 2K23 is rated E for all by the ESRB.

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Visual concepts is a 2K studio. 2K is a 100% owned publishing house by Interactive software Take-Two, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWO).

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