NBA 2K21's next-gen release date has been revealed alongside a new gameplay trailer showing off improved graphics and lighting — the game will be available for both next-gen consoles when they launch.
2K players should have some VC stacked up from last weekend's events, and it might be time to hold onto it for next gen. VC will carry over for those that are planning on playing 2K21 on both current- and next-gen consoles, and purchasers of the Mamba Edition have already secured their next-gen edition — which 2K fans finally got their first look at on Tuesday.
NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Release Date
Tuesday's trailer is the first look at actual next-gen 2K gameplay since the Zion Williamson teaser at Sony's first PS5 event. While the player models are slightly improved, the atmosphere made possible by next-gen systems is what really pops in the new trailer. Lighting, finally, looks like what players would expect in an NBA arena. The crowd looks more realistic and varied, along with a much-improved model of Warriors coach Steve Kerr. The appearance of Mark Cuban also suggests other personalities in the NBA world may appear in the new game.
In tandem with the trailer reveal, 2K also announced the release date for the next-gen editions of NBA 2K21.
NBA 2K21 next-gen editions will be launching alongside their respective consoles. NBA 2K21 for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will launch on Nov. 10. The PS5 edition of NBA 2K21 will launch on Nov. 12. The Nintendo Switch version launched alongside the current-gen editions on Sept. 9.