2K Sports today announced that the demo for NBA 2K13 will be out for both the 360 and PS3 on Tuesday, September 25 – its arrival occurring one week before the game hits stores. The demo will feature one quarter of an NBA Finals rematch of Heat vs Thunder, will be online enabled, and has been stripped of commentary for the sake of file size. No further details yet such as quarter length or difficulty options have been provided.
The “online enabled” note is most interesting. 2K has not elaborated on what that exactly entails but it implies head-to-head gaming. Online play has been the achilles’ heel of the series in recent years. Potentially having a week head start to tweak the servers as users play online could prove valuable in delivering a better immediate online experience with 2K13′s release.