But next-gen NBA 2K21 may not be as far off as we thought.
Here's everything you should know about the game on Microsoft consoles.
Latest News - Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S Price and Release Date
Microsoft have officially given us the details for its next-gen consoles Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, including their price, release date, and specs.
THE DETAILS: Microsoft have given us all we could ask for with next-gen information
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S release date will be the same, 10 November, but prices will vary.
For those playing NBA 2K21 on Xbox One, you can have instant access to NBA 2K21 on next-gen with the Mamba Forever Edition!
NBA 2K21 on Xbox One includes all of the new features currently announced by the 2K team.
SHOOTING ADJUSTMENTS: A new shooting system adds an extra layer to gameplay this year
These features include a new shot meter, thumbstick (Pro Stick) shooting system, NCAA college basketball in MyCAREER, new game modes in MyTEAM, and more.
This new content is a breath of fresh air, and adds some new depth to the NBA 2K series.
With so much to explore on current-gen consoles, we can't imagine what else is in store for next-gen!
NBA 2K21 Review
NBA 2K21 comes with many new features to popular game modes.
We evaluate each in our NBA 2K21 review, including MyTEAM, MyCAREER, the Pro Stick, and plenty more.
To play NBA 2K21 on Xbox One, you'll have to purchase either the Current-Gen Standard Edition of the game, or the Mamba Forever Edition.
LEGENDARY: Kobe Bryant's legacy is honored with the Mamba Forever Edition
By purchasing the Current-Gen Standard Edition, you won't have access to next-gen exclusive features. The Mamba Forever Edition includes a copy of both the Current-Gen Standard Edition and Next-Gen Standard Edition to give players access to both versions of the game.
You'll still be able to play the Xbox One Current-Gen Standard Edition of NBA 2K21 on the Xbox Series X thanks to forward compatibility, but you will not be able to experience the exclusive features.
Sound complicated? Our NBA 2K21 Buyer's Guide breaks down all the details.