NBA 2K18 The Prelude Releases This Friday for Free

September 6, 2017 Written by Tyler Treese

NBA 2K18 The Prelude

NBA 2K18 typically has a free demo that players can check out before 2K’s basketball sim releases, and this year will be no different. The publisher announced today that NBA 2K18 The Prelude will release this Friday, September 8. Players will be able to download the demo as soon as it goes live on the PlayStation Store at noon eastern, and will be able to check out one of the game’s newest features: The Neighborhood. The new mode is a “shared world” that allows players to “experience the life of an NBA athlete, both on the court and off.”

Find out what you can expect from the NBA 2K18 The Prelude by watching the trailer below:

Here’s the official announcement directly from 2K:

We are excited to announce that NBA 2K18’s free demo, The Prelude, will be available to fans this Friday, September 8 at 12am ET on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Fans can get an early taste of NBA 2K18 with this free, downloadable experience that begins their journey into The Neighborhood, the groundbreaking new way to play NBA 2K. The Neighborhood brings together the most loved elements of NBA 2K together into a shared world for players to truly experience the life of an NBA athlete, both on the court and off.

NBA 2K18 releases September 15, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Players will be able to continue from where they left off in NBA 2K18 The Prelude, as their progress will carry over to the full game.