NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay shows lifts lid on in-match gameplay NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay shows lifts lid on in-match gameplay
Heading into launch, 2K Sports has dropped a brand new gameplay trailer for NBA 2K21, showcasing the game's visual prowess on Xbox Series X.... NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay shows lifts lid on in-match gameplay

Another generation of consoles is almost amongst us, and with that comes a new entry in the famed NBA 2K series. NBA 2K21 is amongst the most anticipated releases on Xbox Series X upon the console’s launch on November 10, with fans clamouring for an upgraded graphical and gameplay offering compared to current gen versions of the game.

Heading into launch, 2K Sports has dropped a brand new gameplay trailer for NBA 2K21, showcasing the game’s visual prowess on Xbox Series X. From the get-go, this is certainly a game that’s been given many a refined tweak and touch for the next generation.

The video showcases NBA 2K21 executive producer, Erick Boenisch, alongside gameplay director, Mike Wang, as they play the PS5 edition of NBA 2K21. The gameplay on offer has the Golden State Warriors battling against the New Orleans Pelicans, and the action starts quick and fast with an incredibly quick loading screen and time.

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There’s also the game’s fascinating new commentary structure. NBA 2K21 on Xbox Series X will feature two selectable commentary teams, with players able to choose between Grand Hill and Brian Anderson alongside Allie LaForce, or Kevin Harlan, Greg Anthony, and David Aldridge. Doris Burke, Steve Smith, Chris Webber, Brent Barry, and Clark Kellogg also make an appearance in the game.

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2K Sports is promising more details related to the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 in the coming days.

Wang recently went into into great depth detailing what’s on offer across NBA 2K21 next gen My Player and the My Player Builder, Badges, and Takeovers. Perhaps the biggest change coming to the My Player Builder is the removal of the pie chart system. In a number of NBA 2K21 guides I’ve put together for the current-gen version, the pie chart plays an integral role in player creation, visualising your attribute spread for your created player’s desired skill set.

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But what of the ever-important Takeover? An integral component of the NBA 2K offering, Takeovers are, just like Badges, getting somewhat of a makeover in the next-gen version of NBA 2K21.

Gaetano Prestia Editor in Chief

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