(Cover photo by BBC)
NBA 2K21 was already confirmed for next-gen consoles, but as we don’t have a release date for either PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X we cannot tell for sure when we will be able to play the game on these machines. However, an official announcement from Xbox came to confirm that the new Microsoft console will launch in November.
Once again, the exact date is not yet known, but at least we have a more specific time frame. NBA 2K21 launches for current-gen in September. This leads us to think that the new NBA 2K game will be available on the next-gen in November. The list of the games that will be playable on the Xbox Series X on launch day was not yet revealed, but we are confident that NBA 2K21 will be part of the titles that are available on day one.
NBA 2K21 comes with a dual entitlement deal. This means that if you get the special edition, Mamba Forever, for current-gen you get a copy of the game for next-gen for free. When you get this edition, you will receive a digital version of the game for the console you have purchased the Mamba Forever edition. If you opt for the physical edition, you will get the code for the next-gen version in the box.
The NBA 2K21 FAQ states that the game will be playable when the console launches. This is a hint that you will be able to play it the moment the console becomes available. Take note that you also receive 100,000 VC when you launch the game on your next-gen console for the first time. We don’t have any information about the PlayStation 5 release so we don’t know when you will be able to play on Sony’s next console. All we know about the PS5 is that it will launch later this year.
Details about the new game are yet to be announced. We know that Damian Lillard is the cover star of the global edition and Kobe Bryant is on the cover of the special edition. We have a current-gen trailer that accurately depicts how the sports world changed in the past months. The game’s soundtrack is available for free on Spotify so you can enjoy the tunes before the game is released.
(Contributed by Reda; Edited by Hermes_Fang)