This is the ultimate test: Do you have what it takes to build a basketball dynasty? It’s up to you to draft, trade, sign free agents, build your coaching staff and roster, and make the right decisions for your franchise. Lead your team to victory… or be laughed off the court, with Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball 22.
Enjoy new ways to play, such as starting in the off-season with the draft and free agency, or try new Universe Mode, which allows you to control multiple teams while easily being able to switch control back and forth.
The presentation factor has been turned up! New player/coach/rookie cards and an updated dashboard screen along with new player and coach models make this version the best looking sim game on the market. New features like more notifications and improved 2D game presentation features make the game world even more vibrant and informative.
The best trading engine in any basketball game gets better! Learn about what type of build your trading partners are doing, see what their needs are, get offers on demand, and use the new sign and trade option to get something before your star player leaves town. The AI logic has been made even smarter to value picks more and to be able to use them better in trades with other AI teams.
Check out a host of new additions, such as a new schedule and expanded schedule screen, better draft pick monitoring, expanded lineup tracking features, game previews, all new milestone tracking, offseason injury options, free agency rumors, d-league select players and much more!
Player and coach personalities go even deeper this year to make it feel like you are managing real players and coaches. Players have new player trait badges to help you easily identify uniquely skilled players. Experience new and different ranges of outcomes when talking to the media about players, and deal with star players who want to win even more now or will look for a new team.
Link your league with Draft Day Sports: College Basketball for a totally immersive game experience. You can automatically import draft classes as well as keep tabs on the standings, stats, and rosters from your college game world all right inside of DDS:PB21. Use the expanded scouting tracker to keep tabs on players who will be in future draft classes as well as the upcoming one.
All new personality types allow each player, coach and general manager to have unique characteristics for you to manage and for them to interact with each other in the game. Each particular personality type has its own tendencies towards the game’s ratings in loyalty, motivation, consistency, greed, winning, work ethic and demands for playing time for each player to shape players in a certain relatable fashion.
Free agency has been totally revamped with the addition of a player meeting system. Have in game meetings with free agents you are courting, get feedback from them on what they are looking for in a new team and explore the new promise system which allows you to entice free agents by making them certain guarantees about your team. Fail to live up to them though and end up with unhappy players demanding trades.
Rookie scouting has been completely overhauled to give you a much more clear and useful system to scout your future stars. Assign your scouting points to specific tasks that will benefit you most in your decision making so that when draft time comes around you are armed with the details you want whether it is basic overall ratings for each player or a time consuming deep dive scouting report looking for diamonds in the rough.
For full sized leagues enjoy the new play-in tournament feature. A mini tournament between the 7th-10th seeds in each conference at the end of the season determines who makes it to the final two playoff spots and who heads to the draft lottery. If you are a general manager needing a playoff berth to hold onto your job the end of the season just got way more exciting!
The best trading engine in any basketball game gets better! A new option allows you to shop a player to the entire league and get an immediate list of teams who have interest in the player as well as other recent new features like learning about what type of build your trading partners are doing, see what their needs are, get offers on demand, and a sign and trade option to get something before your star player leaves town.
Link your league with Draft Day Sports: College Basketball for a totally immersive game experience. You can automatically import draft classes as well as keep tabs on the standings, stats, and rosters from your college game world all right inside of DDS:PB22. Use the expanded scouting tracker to keep tabs on players who will be in future draft classes as well as the upcoming one.
Go through a free demo and experience our sports simulation for yourself.