2K Games finally announced the release dates of the next-gen version of NBA 2K21, with the curiosity that the game will be launched first on Microsoft consoles, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X and later on the PlayStation 5 of Sony.
Specifically, NBA 2K21 will be available on the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X from November 10, the same day that both consoles will be launched worldwide.
However, the official launch on PlayStation 5 will be on November 12 for users in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea, while the worldwide release date of NBA 2K21 on PlayStation 5 will be on November 19.
There’s no official explanation for the decision to release the game on different days, but it does seem like a mistake 2K Sports’s marketing team. We’ll see if it affects the number of sales.
Preorders are now open for the digital editions in both consoles and are priced at $74.99 on the PlayStation Store and in the Microsoft Store.
For its part, the physical edition will have the same price and you can reserve it in the store of your choice. The cover athlete for the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 is Zion Williamson, one of the league’s best young players and star of the New Orleans Pelicans.
It’s curious that to date we haven’t seen a gameplay video of the game running on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series, although the developers did promise that they are designing the game right from the start to take full advantage of the power of new technologies, so the graphical improvements and gameplay modifications should be quite remarkable.
What is certain is that the game will include the already popular NBA MyTEAM, NBA MyCAREER game modes and all the additions that the current-gen version of NBA 2K21 has on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
In addition, the soundtrack of the next-gen version has more songs, with Damian Lillard as the main protagonist showing us an unreleased song.
In fact, players will be able to buy 2K21 MT Coins and spend them on the next-gen game just as they did all these years in the franchise, because the market will work in the same way.
However, due to gameplay and game mechanics changes, 2K Games has warned that players will not be able to transfer their game data from one generation to the next, so if you are starting a new career in MyCAREER and planning to play NBA 2K21 on your new console, you should know that you should leave all that progress behind and start again right from the beginning. Don’t say we didn’t tell you.
NBA 2K21 is now available worldwide on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia. The NBA 2K21 release date for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is November 10, while the PlayStation 5 version will have two release dates, November 12 for users in USA, Canadá, México, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea; and November 19 for the rest of the world.
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(Contributed by José D. Villalobos; Edited by Hermes_Fang)