NBA 2K23 features cross-progression features that work between console families, but does not offer cross-play options for multiplayer.
It’s been a while since Sony’s players ever refused to play, but crossplay functionality between platforms has become the norm.
Currently, popular multiplayer titles such as MultiVersus, Fortnite, and Call of Duty: Warzone support cross-platform play between PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.
However, much to the dismay of some, newer releases are still launched with a few limitations when it comes to cross-platform functionality. And NBA 2K23 counts as such a title.
Does NBA 2K23 support crossplay multiplayer on different platforms?
At the time of writing, NBA 2K23 is not packed with cross-platform play options. So PlayStation players can’t challenge their friends on Xbox to a one-on-one game.
It doesn’t look like this will change either, based on NBA 2K23’s official FAQ page. On this particular topic, the page in question reads as follows: “There will be no crossplay between different platforms.”
Devin Booker in NBA 2K23
Is cross-progression available in the latest NBA 2K entry?
The simple answer is: yes. NBA 2K23 supports cross-progression for MyTeam and a shared VC wallet for the ‘same console family’. For example, a user playing on PS4 can transfer progress from MyTeam to their PS5 console.
Cross-progression for NBA MyTeam allows players to share MyTeam points, tokens, cards, and progress across both iterations of NBA 2K23 across generations of hardware within a single console family.
A similar rule applies to the shared VC wallet, which means that all virtual currencies earned and purchased will work across all console families.
For now, fans can only hope that cross-play functionality will become a higher priority as this console generation continues.
NBA 2K23 is in stores now for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S platforms.