Apple Arcade lands NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition as the new season opens

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NBA fans can now play as their favorite teams with NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition now available for download via Apple Arcade. The game is playable on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV and arrives on the opening day of the latest NBA season.

The game is the latest in the long-running NBA 2K franchise and brings the biggest names in the game to Apple devices.

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Basketball fans need look no further than the latest NBA 2K release thanks to a slew of new features and improvements to old ones, including MyCAREER. Developer 2K says that gamers will be able to start their NBA journey as a rookie and end it as an NBA legend, creating new players and characteristics as they go.

Those who prefer to play from a more business-oriented side can also become the GM or Head Coach of their favorite franchise if they like, but as ever the real fun is on the court. Gamers can choose from 30 NBA teams and compete online in 3v3 games of street basketball and more.

As you might expect, NBA 2K23 supports game controllers including the Xbox and PlayStation controllers that you might already own — perfect for kicking back and playing using an Apple TV on the big screen.

Being an Apple Arcade game, NBA 2K23 doesn't have any ads or in-app purchases to get in the way of your slam-dunking fun, but you do need to be a subscriber. Apple Arcade is available for $4.99 per month and is also part of the Apple One subscription bundle, too.

Don't yet have a controller to play with? Be sure to check out our collection of the best game controllers before making a purchase.

Looking to get your hands on NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition? You can grab it from the App Store now.

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.