NBA 2K22 is available now with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Players can jump right into a variety of modes including Franchise, MyCAREER, The City and MyTEAM, which is currently in Season 6 – Zero Gravity.
NBA 2K22’s franchise mode won our 2021 Best Franchise Mode award from staff and our community.
With NBA 2K22, I would argue the trend here is that maybe the developers focus too much on “sweeteners” and not enough on polish. From my perspective, it seems like the folks who work on the MyNBA elements genuinely love the mode, but maybe they’re so excited to implement new ideas that they almost blow past the fact that a lot of them don’t work right or become really shaky as the years go by. And I get that because if you spent a year just saying you’re “fixing bugs” or whatever, fans would also be frustrated when they inevitably still found bugs and then felt like they were mislead and also didn’t get any of the new (sort of broken) stuff in the process. In other words, there’s probably less backlash by shipping “buggy” updates rather than “polished” retreads.