2K Games has a next-gen version of their basketball simulation ready this year - but not for PC players. That's why NBA 2K22 is going to be given a lot of rounding on today's launch day on Steam.
NBA 2K22 is available today for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. However, only two of these platforms will get the next-gen version: the PS5 and the Xbox Series X / S. While you can still understand this fact with the other consoles, PC gamers with powerful computers are annoyed by the neglected treatment. So it's no wonder that the basketball simulation on Steam is currently receiving really bad ratings. A total of 78 (!) Percent of the users gave a negative result so far. That is enough for a "mostly negative" at the time of the news creation.
That's why there is no next-gen version of NBA 2K22 for the PC
Many comments on Steam compare NBA 2K22 (buy now € 51.39) with last year's offshoot, because apart from the players and squads, not much seems to have changed. Therefore, the recommendation of some users is: Either don't buy NBA 2K22 at all or wait until the modding community has improved the gaming experience.
But why isn't there a next-gen version for the PC? The argument of the developers is that as many PC users as possible should be able to play their title. Of course, there are more powerful PC builds than the PS5 or Series X, but significantly more home computers on the market cannot keep up with the new consoles. Ultimately, it's about selling more units of the games.
Incidentally, NBA 2K22 is not the only sports game on the PC this year that is not moving into the new generation. Even with FIFA 22, PC players have to make do with the last-gen version. That means: poor graphics and a lack of gameplay features. But it can get worse, because the Switch version of FIFA 22 is even two generations behind.