2K has announced that NBA 2K22 will reveal a new approach to its in-game soundtrack that includes a completely new integration with Seasons, along with a variety of music from top artists, including Aitch, Freddie Gibbs, Gunna, Megan Thee Stallion, Metro Boomin. , Saweetie, Skepta, Smino, Travis Scott and many more.
“Basketball and music are very intertwined and have become an integral part of our game,” said Alfie Brody, vice president of global marketing for NBA 2K. “NBA 2K has become a global platform for music discovery and that continues with NBA 2K22. This year, we’re creating a dynamic soundtrack, complete with early access to unreleased tracks, new artists, and opportunities for fans to become part of the experience and cement their place in gaming history. “
Players will also be able to discover music throughout the year with the “First Fridays” feature, which will add new songs to the soundtrack on the first Friday of each new season. The update will feature a mix of emerging and high-profile artists.
“We’ve built NBA 2K to be one of the gold standards for video game soundtracks,” said David Kelley, Senior Manager of Partnerships and Licenses at 2K. “This year, the opportunity to evolve the player experience by creating moments where we can debut and share amazing new music is another step towards how we are uniting the culture of real world basketball with our game through music, not only through the good known artists, but also by giving our players the opportunity to enter the game and show their own talents. “
Additionally, the new Producer Series will integrate a Beats Pack into the game and create an opportunity for the community to drop their best bars on the beats.
Included in 2K Rising Artists will be Boldy James, Griselda, Louis Cole, Yves Tumor, Blxst, Smino, ACADEMY, Thundercat, Masego, Megan Thee Stallion and more.