NBA 2K21 has been live for a couple of weeks now - but has the game finally levelled up to cross-console play?
With Next Gen round the corner, many will be eager to know if console barriers will still apply.
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It's unlikely that cross-platform will be on the agenda, but could we hear some news surrounding 2K21 on the PS5?
Will NBA 2K21 be Cross Platform?
NBA 2K has never included cross-platform play, and unfortunately for fans hoping to unite the playerbases, that's still the case with NBA 2K21.
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This means that to play with friends on different consoles, you'll have to pick them up as well.
Will NBA 2K21 have Dual Access?
While EA's major titles approaching next-gen consoles will feature Dual Entitlement, you'll have to be thoughtful when purchasing NBA 2K21 to get access on current-gen and next-gen consoles (at least with next-gen specific features)
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That's because NBA 2K21 has several different editions, with only one giving access to both current and next-gen versions of the game.
That Edition is the Mamba Forever Edition, which gives players the Current-Gen Standard Edition and Next-Gen Standard Edition of NBA 2K21.
While players can play their Current-Gen Standard Edition on next-gen consoles thanks to forward compatibility, they won't feature the exclusive features of the Next-Gen Standard Edition - though these have yet to be fully announced.
NBA 2K21 on next-gen
NBA 2K21's Next-Gen Edition will feature Zion Williamson on the cover, and will be a $10 markup from the current-gen Standard Edition of the game.
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It's been confirmed that the next-gen version of the game will offer unique features designed for next-gen consoles, which justifies the upgrade.
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