NBA 2K21: Will there be empty arenas in the new basketball game?
Empty arenas are a huge part of the NBA after COVID-19 quarantine – will it be reflected in the newest game?
COVID-19 has changed the look and feel of the NBA with empty arenas, cardboard cut outs in the seats, and being able to hear every sound on the court.
Will NBA 2K21 follow suit?
In the most recent NBA 2K21 current-gen gameplay trailer – there were a couple moments of a blacked out, silent arena. While this isn’t exactly what we mean by empty arena, this gave a calm feeling that empty arenas do.
If NBA 2K21 are aiming to give us the most authentic NBA experience today, an option to play in empty arenas might be very immersive additions to shake things up.
Another big change in the NBA reset is custom jersey nameplates saying things like “Vote”, “Equality”, and “Black Lives Matter”.
If 2K want to go a step further, including the custom nameplates currently on jerseys up and down the league would also be a nice touch to capture the NBA as it is today.
The game will come out on current-gen consoles on 4 September.