If you’re an NBA 2K fan and have been itching to get your hands on the upcoming NBA 2K18, you’ll be able to pick up NBA 2K18 The Prelude for free this Friday. The Prelude is a demo that allows players to take their first steps into The Neighborhood, a new social space.
NBA 2K18 will be coming out on September 19, on Tuesday of the week after next. Until then, players can take part in the NBA 2K18 The Prelude demo to experience the Neighborhood. While in the Neighborhood, players can interact with various other athletes and allows players to experience that sort of life, both on the court and off of it.
Even though it’s a demo, players won’t have to start their progress over when they actually play the full game. Your progress will be saved in The Prelude and allowed to carry over, meaning that you can get the demo, run through it, and then when the actual game comes out can keep playing with your character as if you never stopped.
The announcement about NBA 2K18 The Prelude also comes with a trailer that shows off everything that you’ll be able to do in the demo. The trailer depicts the Neighborhood as the cliche area that normally starts off every sports movie: the inner city, where basketball courts are on every street corner and every kid has a dream of joining the professional NBA.
Taking place in an area called the “Proving Grounds”, the Neighborhood will be where every player in NBA 2K18 The Prelude gets their start in the main game, as you go to an official event to try and attract the attention of scouts for the National Basketball Association, and its various teams.
So, if you can’t wait two more weeks for the official game to come out, pick up the demo when it releases for free. NBA 2K18 releases on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 19.