NBA 2K23 Exclusive Edition Coming to Apple Arcade in October with All-New ‘The Greatest’ Mode

Apple Arcade saw the launch of the NBA 2K franchise on the platform as early as 2021, with NBA 2K22 following last year. Now, Apple has announced that NBA 2K23 will launch on its gaming service in October with everything you love about the franchise, as well as a brand new “The Greatest” mode.

Apple has added NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition to its Coming Soon list of games in the Arcade tab of the App Store.

With an expected launch date of October 18, the hit franchise NBA 2K is bringing an exclusive version of the game for release this year on Apple Arcade. This includes the brand new “Greatest” mode.

“Coming soon to Apple Arcade; NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition is the latest game in the world famous NBA 2K franchise. Exclusively on Apple Arcade, test your skills in the all-new Ultimate mode. Complete tasks and earn points to find out who is really the best finisher, shooter, playmaker or defenseman in the NBA. For the first time, you can take on 20 of the NBA’s ‘Greatest Players of All Time’ from the 76th NBA season like Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Luka Doncic, as well as NBA legends like Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and Dirk Nowitzki.” .

You can click “Get” on the Apple Arcade game’s listing here to have it automatically download as soon as it becomes available on October 18th.

Key Features of NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition

My career:

  • Start Your NBA Journey – From Young Rookie to NBA Legend
  • Create your player and select physical characteristics such as height, wingspan, weight, playstyle and more.
  • Choose your position and play for your favorite NBA team
  • Modify your stats and create: become a 3-point specialist or dominate and throw in the paint
  • Log into your own MyCOURT and complete exercises and tutorials to improve your ability.


  • Become the general manager and head coach of your favorite NBA franchise and build your dream NBA team with The Association.
  • Manage your NBA roster and make deals, sign free agents, scout prospects, and control your team’s finances.

Quick match modes:

  • Test your skills in authentic basketball gameplay, choose your favorite NBA team and take on opponents from across the NBA in 5v5 basketball games.
  • Blacktop Mode: Choose your favorite players and play street basketball in 1v1, 3v3 or 5v5 game modes.

Multiplayer online mode:

  • Choose from 30 NBA teams and take on a friend in 3v3 street basketball in Blacktop vs Friend Mode.
  • Multiplayer Online Games: Play real-time PVP basketball in online matches

Cross-Platform Gameplay:

  • Play alone or against friends via iCloud – on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV.
  • Compatible with Xbox or PS DualShock controllers

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