Is NBA 2K23 Coming to Xbox Game Pass?

Will Xbox gamers be able to play the newest 2K basketball game as part of Xbox Game Pass?

NBA 2K23 has arrived, offering another helping of the basketball action that Visual Concepts has delivered since 1999. With previous games in the 2K franchise landing on Xbox’s subscription service, the question has arisen as to whether NBA 2K23 will be available on Xbox Game Pass. Let’s answer that question.

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Is NBA 2K23 Coming to Xbox Game Pass?

At this current point, no. NBA 2K23 is not currently available on Xbox Game Pass, meaning Xbox players will have to pay the full $60/$70 asking price if they want to play the game at launch. It’s also not available on Sony’s PlayStation Plus Extra service, either, meaning that a full-priced purchase is your only way to play the game as of right now.

It’s not all doom and gloom, though; previous entries in the franchise, such as NBA 2K21 and NBA 2K22, appeared on the service sometime after their respective releases. Generally, new 2K games land on the service in March, and exit in August when the next game is getting ready to go. If the pattern holds up, NBA 2K23 could join the Xbox Game Pass lineup at some point next year.

Until then, that’s all we know about NBA 2K23 on Xbox Game Pass. Stick to Twinfinite to learn more information about this newly released game, including a guide to every classic team that you can play as.

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Matt has been a freelance writer at Twinfinite for a year, and he's been in the games media industry for three years. He typically covers topics related to console news and industry trends for the site, and he has a major interest in first-party console games. Matt also has a Bachelor’s in Screenwriting from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is an avid content creator on YouTube and TikTok, and legend has it he once asked Super Smash Bros. Melee to be his Prom date.