NBA 2K21 was announced during the PlayStation 5 event earlier this afternoon, featuring New Orleans Pelicans Zion Williamson. If you missed it, we’ve posted the trailer below, along with some sweaty screenshots captured from the video.
Of note, this is pre-alpha PlayStation 5 development NBA 2K21 footage.
NBA 2K21 is built from the ground up for the PlayStation 5, according to the latest tweet from 2K, with next gen graphics, next gen load times and next gen power.
Other than a fall 2020 release mentioned at the end of the trailer, 2K did not reveal an official release date for NBA 2K21, but it’s typically early to mid-September.
And here’s Zion Williamson and co-founder of Visual Concepts, Greg Thomas highlighting the next-gen console’s ability to deliver lightning-fast load times (2 seconds?) and realistic visuals.
#NBA2K21 is built from the ground up for PS5 🔥
✅Next Gen graphics
✅Next Gen load times
✅Next Gen power
You ready? pic.twitter.com/tnWW6gCCAy
— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) June 11, 2020
For next-gen, NBA 2K21 will feature drastically improved load speeds, visual fidelity on an unmatched level and an unrivaled breadth of content for basketball fans and players. Fans can expect new game features, game modes, brand partnerships, social events, in-game experiences and a brand new soundtrack that will set the record as the most definitive collection of music ever assembled in a video game.