2K Games revealed that the ‘Jordan Challenge’ mode in NBA 2K23 will let you relive his hall-of-fame career through 15 playable moments, starting from the early days as a college sensation, to his game-winning shot in the 1998 NBA Finals. Each of these challenges features a pre-game interview, complete with a luminary who was a part of what made every game special.
That’s not all, each challenge also recreates the television experience of these games from the period they were from. The broadcasts during the 1980s and 1990s all showcase the look, feel and sound that take players back to the original game. There are key gameplay changes designed to fit the era, like a heavier focus on the post and mid-range game and reworking the transition game for the 1980s feel. The game is set for release on September 9th on the PlayStation 5 | 4, Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch and PC platforms.
- Faster Loading: Fast-travel across the map and get back into the game almost instantly with the PlayStation5 console’s ultra-high-speed SSD and fast load times.
- Stunning Visuals: Experience the vast world of Horizon Forbidden West in stunning 4K and HDR.* From mountain tops to small sprigs of leaves, everything is realized to incredible detail at an enormous scale. Targeting 60FPS, Performance Mode further enhances smoothness of movement, animations and controls.
- Haptic Feedback: Get closer to each fight Aloy takes on with the DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback. Feel the sensation of blades of grass you brush past when making a stealth approach, melee swipes you make against machines and armoured humans, and the directional impact from enemy attacks when you attempt to evade.
The Jordan Challenge is an immersive experience unlike anything NBA 2K fans have seen, completely rebuilding the challenges from 2K11 and adding five new moments. Our team took everything into consideration when constructing this game mode; the arenas, the players, the uniforms, the broadcast, and the play style of the era have been accounted for in an effort to give fans a truly authentic and unique playable Jordan experience,” said Erick Boenisch, VP of NBA Development at Visual Concepts.