NBA 2K17 is a basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It is the 18th installment in the NBA 2K franchise and the successor to NBA 2K16. It was released on September 16, 2016 for players who pre-ordered the game, and will be released worldwide on September 20, 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. Paul George is the cover athlete for the regular edition of the game, while Kobe Bryant is the cover athlete for the ‘Legend Edition’. In Italy, the cover athlete is Danilo Gallinari, and in Spain, the cover athlete is Pau Gasol.