How Does NBA 2K23 Cross Platform Progression Work?

NBA 2K23 offers players to save their progress across consoles but there is no crossplay. Here is everything to know about it.

Players today wish to collaborate with friends regardless of their chosen platform; however, NBA 2K23, a popular basketball simulation game available on all major consoles, presents a unique situation. While cross-platform play, where players from different consoles compete directly, is not supported, NBA 2K23 offers a limited form of cross-progression.

This guide will explain how this system works, allowing you to carry over your progress within the same console family. We’ll clarify what elements of your game transfer between generations (PS4/PS5 or Xbox One/Series X) and what limitations exist. This information will be crucial for players who plan to upgrade their consoles or want to maintain their progress across different devices within the same console family.

How does Cross-Gen Work in NBA 2K23?

Experiencing the cross-generation fun depends on the version you purchase; players who bought the Digital Deluxe, Michael Jordan, or Championship Edition will get the same game versions to play on the same console family.

Cross Platform Progression in NBA 2K23

NBA 2K23 Cross Platform

NBA 2k23 allows you to share MyTeam and shared VC wallet across the same family of consoles. This means you can transfer MyTeam Points from PS4 to PS5, but not on the Xbox series; similarly, you can share your points from Xbox One to Xbox Series X only.

With VC Wallet, you can connect all consoles to your account, and the VC you purchased will automatically be carried over to the other console. However, remember the console family restriction, as there is no cross-progression support for sharing VC with another console family.

Can I play NBA 2K23 PS4 on PS5?

NBA 2K23 does feature cross-generation support, but that support is only one-way compatible. That means you can play the PS4 version of NBA 2K23 on PS5. However, if you purchase the PS5 version, you cannot play the game on PS4 through backward compatibility. The same is the case with the Xbox versions. You can only play your Xbox One copy on Xbox Series X.

Something to note here is that an NBA 2K23 PS4 copy running on PS5 will still run in its previous-generation settings. You will not be able to take advantage of any next-generation features. You need to purchase the PS5 version of the game to get access to features like the City.

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