Well, it still qualifies as a Valentine's gift and seeing as how it coincides with NBA All-Star 2020, it's double the basketballing love on 14 February, when Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass owners get to try the game for free.
"From February 13 to February 16, Xbox players can jump into the weekend festivities and see how NBA 2K20 continues to redefine what’s possible in sports gaming, featuring best-in-class graphics and gameplay, groundbreaking game modes and unparalleled player control and customization", the description reads.
While you're certainly free to disregard it as PR talk, you should know that when it comes to basketball games - it's been a while since NBA 2K franchise has had a serious competitor. And that's not for the lack of trying, mind you.
It's the standard freebie offer, where any progress you make over the weekend will carry over to the full game. Moreover, NBA 2K20 is having a 60 per cent discount on Microsoft 's store until Monday, 17 February at 7:59am GMT, so you get to save some cash as well.
If this is your first time with NBA 2K games, then your timing couldn't have been more perfect. "For first-time players, 2KU offers tutorials covering everything from basic controls to running plays. 2KU is available from the Play Now menu", they wrote.
- Build your ultimate fantasy squad in MyTEAM: Build a team with all your favorite NBA players, both past and present! MyTEAM is updated all year long with new Card Packs and free Locker Codes.
- Perfect your player: Create your MyPLAYER and become the next big thing in the NBA. Win championships on the court and own the streets in the Neighborhood.
- Play in the WNBA: For the first time, all 12 WNBA teams and players are in the game and ready to run in Play Now and Season modes. Complete with gameplay animations, play styles, and visuals built exclusively for the women’s game.
- Your Progress Carries Over: Anything you earn or purchase in the game during the Xbox Free Play Days transfers over, should you choose to purchase the game. Keep an eye out for Neighborhood apparel drops and new MyTEAM Packs!