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11 Oct 2020

*UPDATED* NBA 2K21 PS5: Next-Gen Gameplay, Backwards Compatibility, Pre-Orders, Next-Gen Features, Price, Specs & more

*UPDATED* NBA 2K21 PS5: Next-Gen Gameplay, Backwards Compatibility, Pre-Orders, Next-Gen Features, Price, Specs & more

Sony’s exciting new console will improve gaming for everyone, including fans of the 2K sim.

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Latest News - Backwards Compatibility Announcement

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Next-Gen Gameplay Features

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Next-Gen Gameplay Trailer

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Next-Gen NBA 2K21 Game Modes

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Price

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PS5 Specs

NBA 2K21 has been out for just over a month, and is now a little more than a month from next-gen release on PS5!

News surrounding the PS5 keeps coming thick and fast, with backwards compatibility the latest confirmation from Sony.

The excitement is real. Here is everything you need to know about NBA 2K21 on PS5.

Latest News - Backwards Compatibility Announcement

Sony have revealed that over 99% of the PS4 library will be playable on PS5 on launch day via backwards compatibility!

PS5 Backwards Compatibility

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Backwards compatibility will be massive on PS5 on launch

This means for NBA 2K21 players that only own the Current-Gen Standard Edition of the game, you can play it on PS5 right from launch.

This also means players can revisit older NBA 2K games on the PS5 as well.

Next-Gen Gameplay Features

2K has revealed a lot of new gameplay features for next-gen.

With added layers of control for shooting, passing, and dribbling as well as new physics and added signature animations it will be a huge step forward for the game.

Next-Gen Gameplay Trailer

The newest NBA 2K21 trailer reveals next-gen gameplay, and it's an absolute hit!

NBA 2K21 Next gen Trailer Zion Williamson

COVER STAR: Zion looked amazing at the PS5 Reveal Event in NBA 2K21's reveal trailer, and looks even better in the next-gen reveal!

There are many life-like shots in the roughly 2 minute runtime of the trailer, and gives us plenty of hope that NBA 2K21 on next-gen will smash expectations.

You can watch the NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay trailer below:

Next-Gen NBA 2K21 Game Modes

NBA 2K21 will have tons of new exclusive features on next-gen consoles, and while 2K have covered the gameplay features side, we expect game modes will be the final announcement of the 3-part Courtside Report series covering changes.

nba 2k21 park

PROVING GROUND: No matter what new features come, The Park will be NBA 2K21's proving ground

While we still don't have specifics on what's to come for game modes, we expect big things for MyCAREER, MyPLAYERs, MyLEAGUE, and general gameplay - especially since their progress won't carry over to next-gen editions.

MyTEAM could also see changes, though this is the only game mode that will carry over progress to next-gen editions of NBA 2K21.

Price

While the PS4 version of the Standard Edition for NBA 2K21 will cost £54.99/$59.99, the PS5 version comes in at £64.99/$69.99. Given the machine's capabilities, this isn't exactly a bad thing.

For players that picked up the Mamba Forever Edition to play NBA 2K21 on PS4, you won't have to pay anything to get started on PS5.

PS5 Specs

The PS5 will bridge the console to PC power gap more than any console before it.

NBA 2K21 PS5 next gen gameplay trailer Stephen Curry

SPLASH: Curry is ready to dominate NBA 2K21 on next-gen consoles

It will have a new eight-core AMD CPU based on AMD’s new 7nm Zen 2 architecture, and a custom GPU based on its new Radeon Navi hardware. These chips will bring huge benefits, including support for up to 8K graphics, ray tracing, and 3D audio.

In short, this means the gaming experience on the PS5 should be tenfold to the PS4 in almost every aspect.

The main thing which will please fans of sports titles such as 2K is the boost to loading screen times, which will be almost non-existent on Sony’s new super console.

To keep up to date on both next-gen consoles and the tech inside them, stay tuned to Stealth Optional.