PC players of NBA 2K24 will once again find themselves in possession of the previous generation iteration of the game, which may prove to be a source of disappointment for numerous enthusiasts. While the anticipation surrounding exciting features such as crossplay and PROPlay has been fervent within the community, this latest revelation is bound to diminish their enthusiasm.

The PC rendition of NBA 2K24 will align with the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch editions, rather than providing the cutting-edge experience of the current generation; Essentially, PC players equipped with state-of-the-art technology will discover themselves engaged in a game that is tailored for hardware dating back to 2013.

NBA 2K24 for PC players is tailored for 2013 hardware. (Image: NBA 2K)

This determination is disheartening for PC players, particularly when considering that various novel features in NBA 2K24 are exclusively reserved for the current generation of consoles. Notably, the PROPlay gameplay characteristic and the ability to engage in crossplay are solely accessible on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Moreover, crossplay support is absent between the distinct last-generation versions — In the MyCAREER mode, PC players will not have the privilege of exploring the expansive City hub world, instead being confined to the comparatively smaller Neighborhood hub.

Given the immense capabilities of high-end PCs, it is reasonable to anticipate their ability to handle the current-generation rendition of the game. It would be advantageous if PC players were afforded the option to download either the current or last-generation version, thereby accommodating individuals with varying hardware configurations.

The last generation of the game for PC does not support crossplay with consoles. (Image: SportsGamersOnline)

This approach would enable players possessing top-tier machines to relish the game to its fullest extent, while those with more modest setups could still partake in the previous generation edition.

The practice of providing last-generation iterations of prominent sports games on PC has endured in recent years. For instance, Madden NFL made available the last-generation iteration to PC players in previous installments. Nonetheless, a glimmer of hope emerged last month when they announced that Madden NFL 24 would bring the current-generation version to PC.

NBA 2K24 is presently available for pre-order and is slated for release on September 8, 2023, encompassing PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms.

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