NBA 2K21 PlayStation 5 Footage Revealed, Next-Gen Gameplay Details Explained
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NBA 2K21 PlayStation 5 Footage Revealed, Next-Gen Gameplay Details Explained

Lloyd Coombes
6 October 2020

Get on the court.

2K has finally revealed NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay footage, captured on PlayStation 5.

The game will be launching alongside the Xbox Series S and X on November 10, and landing on PS5 at the console's launch in US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea on November 12, and other regions a week later on November 19.

NBA Next-Gen Gameplay

Check out the trailer below:


Speaking via a press release, president of Visual Concepts Greg Thomas explained: "Never before have we been able to deliver this level of visual fidelity and realism in a video game".

"NBA 2K21 is the standout title that best delivers the promise of next-gen: truly revolutionary graphics, lighting-fast load times and incredible new features and gameplay only possible on next-generation hardware."

2K is promising a huge leap in graphical advancements with next-gen lighting, textures and physics.

Animations have also been rebuilt, so players move and interact more realistically - no more gliding through defenders.

Over 150 AI characters within the arena will interact with each other, meaning the courtside is just as immersive as the court.

The team will be releasing a new Courtside Report blog post tomorrow to cover gameplay changes.

Following that, the developers will also be rolling out information about the game's new "Impact Engine", AI, and changes to the MyPLAYER Builder.

2K is also promising "the biggest expansion of NBA 2K’s online basketball community feature yet: the experience formerly known as the Neighborhood", so expect major changes there.


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