NBA 2K21 Next-Gen COUNTDOWN: PS5 Release Date, Xbox Series X Release Date, Xbox Series S, New Features, Latest News & more

The 2K title has arrived on current-gen consoles, but some new features are coming when it hits next-gen.

Tom Young by Tom Young

It’s been all action since NBA 2K21 release on current-gen consoles, but many fans are already looking forward to playing the game on next-gen.

With big reveals around the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and more recently, the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition, there’s plenty to sort through!


Latest News – PS5 Release Date

Sony’s PS5 Showcase revealed big details about Sony’s next-gen powerhouse console. This included its price, but more importantly, its release date.

PS5 release dates
STAGGERED: Lucky regions will enjoy playing the PS5 a week earlier than the rest

With this release date we have a better idea of when we can play NBA 2K21 on PS5.

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The PS5 has a staggered release date, though, so certain regions will have access a week earlier.

Xbox Series X Release Date

While NBA 2K21 has no set next-gen release date, we’ve finally gotten a release date for the Xbox Series X, and the newly announced Xbox Series S!

Xbox series S comparison
OPTIONS: Microsoft is providing some different next-gen options with the newly announced Xbox Series S

Both of Microsoft’s powerhouse next-gen consoles will be launching on 10 November, which could give us a hint as to when NBA 2K21 next-gen editions will be playable.


New Next-Gen Features

There is a whole host of reasons to go and pick up NBA 2K21, not least the plethora of new features already available on current-gen consoles!

NBA 2K21 MyTEAM The Exchange
THE EXCHANGE! The Exchange is one of many new features

But we’ve been promised even more massive new features come next-gen, features so important game mode progress won’t carry over from current-gen versions outside of MyTEAM.

READ MORE: NBA 2K21 MyPLAYER Builds: Paint Beast – Badges, Attributes, Stats, Guide & more

With MyPLAYER progress being a huge surprise to not carry over to next-gen consoles, we could see some massive changes in this area come next-gen.

NBA 2K21 Editions

If you’ve not already bought NBA 2K21, and would like to play before the release of next-gen consoles, there are several NBA 2K21 editions you can choose from.

READ MORE: NBA 2K21 Pre-Order NOW: Standard Edition, Mamba Forever Edition, Next-Gen, Price, Rewards & more

The NBA 2K21 editions are as follows:

  • Current-Gen Standard Edition – £59.99/$59.99
  • Next-Gen Standard Edition – £64.99/$69.99
  • Mamba Forever Edition – £84.99/$99.99
nba 2k 21 mamba forever bryant
MAMBA FOREVER! The late Kobe Bryant will front the deluxe version of the game

You can read our full buyer’s guide on the benefits of each edition here.

But a basic breakdown is that the Mamba Forever Edition will allow players more interested in playing NBA 2K21 on next-gen consoles to still try the game out now on current-gen.

Tom Young