NBA 2K is a series of basketball simulation games, the most recent iteration of which is NBA 2K18, developed by 2K Sports. The series has been popular with both the general playerbase and critics, frequently praised for its graphics, gameplay and year-on-year consistency. It is considered one of the best sports games available, and is often compared favourably to EA Sports’ NBA Live series.
What’s the genre?
When was it released?
The series started life on Dreamcast in 1999, with the most recent instalment, NBA 2K18 released on 15 September 2017.
What platforms is it on?
Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360
Is it an esport?
Most certainly. The NBA 2K League was announced back in May 2017 and features 17 teams of six players. Most major NBA teams are fielding players and offering them minimum salaries, housing and more.