Basketball title NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition is coming to Apple Arcade soon

Nba2k22 Apple Arcade Artwork
Nba2k22 Apple Arcade Artwork (Image credit: 2K Games)

What you need to know

  • Apple has confirmed that NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition is coming to Apple Arcade in the near future.
  • The new game will see players "live their NBA dreams" as they compete in basketball's elite league.

Apple today confirmed that NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition is coming to Apple Arcade soon, although it didn't offer anything more concrete than that.

The new game, which will be playable on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, will include game controller support as well as on-screen touch controls when it arrives in the App Store.

NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series exclusively on Apple Arcade. Live your NBA dreams on the hardwood and run with today's top stars like Luka Doncic, Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis, Rui Hachimura, Karl-Anthony Towns, and more - in an authentic NBA 2K experience.

Gamers will be able to choose their favorite NBA team and take on all comers as they work to beat the best. They'll also be able to become the GM and Head Coach of their team, sign free agents and scouting the next big phenomenon as they go.

Anyone keen to be able to play the NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition release as soon as possible can register for an immediate download via the App Store now.. You'll get the game as soon as it's available — whenever that turns out to be!

If you want to upgrade your Apple Arcade gaming experience, check out our list of the best game controllers for mobile gaming.

With Apple set to launch the iPhone 13 lineup within the next week or so, will you be playing this on a brand new phone? Hopefully Apple Arcade picks this up in time to try it out on the new hotness come September 24.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.