It’s unclear why NBA 2K21 requires so much hard drive space, but it features some impressive graphical enhancements. Visual Concepts’ gameplay director Mike Wang discussed the ways the PlayStation 5, for example, improves NBA 2K21’s experience in October. Wang shared copious details, including how the game has better ball handling and more consistent movement on next-gen versus current-gen. And a recent next-gen gameplay video highlighted the stunning visuals in NBA 2K21. Alongside these changes, developer Visual Concepts is adding the WNBA exclusively to the next-gen versions.
NBA 2K21 launches on November 10 for Xbox Series S / Series X and November 12 for PlayStation 5, but not as a free upgrade. While the game is currently available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and can be played on next-gen consoles via backwards compatibility, those who want dedicated next-gen versions can buy it for $70.
NBA 2K21 dropped on September 4 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One. We scored the game a 6/10 in our NBA 2K21 review, saying, “If ball is still life, NBA 2K21 is as good a version as any to pick, although even the greatest ballers need a rest.”
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