2K Games made a statement about the NBA 2K22 release date just as the 2021 NBA Finals were going on. Accordingly, the game will be released on September 10 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Switch platforms.
The cover stars of the game were also announced via the NBA 2K22 Twitter account. The cover of the game will feature Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, while the 75th Anniversary cover will feature Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Also this year, WNBA player Candace Parker will be one of the cover choices.
The Standard Edition will be available on previous generation platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC) and next generation consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S). In North America, a special edition of the Standard Edition featuring six-time WNBA All Star and WNBA Champion Candace Parker will be available exclusively through GameStop and EB Games. The Cross-Gen Bundle will give players access to the Standard Edition on previous and new generations on the same PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Finally, NBA 2K22 NBA 75th Anniversary Edition will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Dual-generation access will be included for both the Cross-Gen Bundle and the NBA 75th Anniversary Edition for PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S platforms, providing a version of the game for each console generation within the same console family. NBA 75th Anniversary Edition for Nintendo Switch will be available in digital format only in the EMEA region.