NBA 2K16 now free with PlayStation Plus

Posted June 7th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

NBA 2K16 All-Star Game Uniforms Toronto 2016

Last week it was revealed that NBA 2K16 would be among the free games for June with PlayStation Plus subscriptions on PS4. Today the offering has gone active and is expected to be available through July 4. Those with PS+ can download the game and keep it for as long as they have an active subscription.

Sports games have generally not been included in the free games program whether it be through Microsoft or Sony. That’s due in part to their limited cycle of relevance and need to maximize sales during that period, but also because there’s the EA Access program on XB1 pulling in the EA Sports games which the company won’t be giving to a competing subscription service. That leaves only a few options on the table.

NBA 2K16 remains relevant as the NBA Finals have yet to even wrap up. Even with it releasing earlier than ever there’s still over three months until 2K17 arrives. Though the majority with heavy interest in the game may already own it, there will now be the opportunity to grab it for free and sell/trade-in those copies, and new players may end up spending money digitally within the game and/or buy 2K17.

  • Kid Fleetfoot

    I thought I had this for PS4 and maybe I do but I can’t find it. I do have for PS4 the NBA 2K15 version which i did not like because the Association isn’t on it. The PS3 version of NBA 2K16 does have the Association mode and I enjoy that however the PS3 version is not for free in the PSN Store. So it goes and to each their own. Maybe I will like the PS4 free version but I’m not holding my breath. It is free though. 🙂

  • Brendan Muldoon

    I click to play it for free and all they do is try to sell me VC

  • WilsonRamos

    traded it in now the wait for 2k17 begins

  • Rich

    Man “MyCareer” is horrible…OMG…horrible. Annoyed no multiple scannable faces, disappointed no changes to created player, disappointed in the mycourt “options” all have to use VC….I’ll need to play it more but glad I did not spend $60 back in Sept 2015 🙂

  • BravesFan24

    The MyCareer mode in 2K10 was very watered down compared to even a year later. It wasn’t good that year but I have enjoyed it ever since. 2K16 has a good MyCareer mode, you just need to get past the awful Spike Lee story. The mode is much more fun after that.

    • Rich

      Yeah that is what I heard. And I look forward to something past the Story….so dumb 🙂