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06 Oct 2020

*UPDATED* NBA 2K21 Xbox Series S: Next-Gen Gameplay Trailer Revealed, Pre-Orders, Price, Release Date, Specs, Latest News & more

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Latest news - NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Gameplay Trailer

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Xbox Series S pre-orders open NOW!

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NBA 2K21 on Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S is confirmed, and you can pre-order now to have it in time to enjoy next-gen NBA 2K21 right on launch day!

And the latest NBA 2K21 trailer has revealed next-gen gameplay in all its glory!

So let's dive right into the details of NBA 2K21 on Xbox Series S.

Latest news - NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Gameplay Trailer

The newest NBA 2K21 trailer reveals next-gen gameplay, and it looks absolutely amazing!

NBA 2K21 Next Gen Gameplay Reveal Trailer Damian Lillard

DAME TIME: Damian Lillard has his game face on in the NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Gameplay Reveal Trailer

You can see for yourself by watching the trailer below:

Xbox Series S pre-orders open NOW!

PRE-ORDER THE XBOX SERIES S HERE!

Want to get your hands on the Xbox Series S on release day? Pre-orders for the console are open now!

xbox series x pre order times

SET YOUR ALARM: And beat the queues for Microsoft's new console

Given the early demand and the weak supply we've seen so far with next-gen consoles, you'll want to pounce on it as soon as you can.

Xbox Series S price

The new digital-only Xbox will come in at just $299. This is a far lower price point than many predicted.

xbox series s reveal price

HELLO THERE: It looks more like an Xbox than the massive Series X!

In the UK it will be just £249, which puts it right into Nintendo Switch range rather than a traditional console price.

The Series S has a release date of 10 November, the same date as its big brother the Xbox Series X.

Xbox Series S specs

So what's the difference inside the Xbox Series S compared to its bigger broth? Here are the confirmed specs:

  • CPU: Eight-core 3.8ghz custom Zen 2
  • GPU: Four teraflops 1.55 GHz
  • RAM: 10GB GDDR6
  • Frame rate: Up to 120 fps
  • Resolution: Up to 4K
  • Storage: 512GB custom NVME SSD

There's a few notable things here. One is that it is considerably less powerful than the Xbox Series X. That was to be expected given the lower price, though the gap is somewhat staggering.

Xbox series S comparison 1

SLIM FIT: The Series S won't take up nearly as much space as the Series X

The Series S has four teraflops compared to the Series X's 12. It has 10 GB RAM as opposed to the Series X's 16, and just half the internal storage.

What these lower specs does is put the Series S right in the range of the Xbox One X.

NBA 2K21 Next gen Trailer Zion Williamson

NEXT-GEN COVER STAR: Zion was featured in the very first NBA 2K21 reveal, and he looks amazing in the newest next-gen reveal

However, as our friends at Stealth Optional put it, while the One X has better numbers the Series S will run faster and has better quality RAM.

If you're in need of a new Xbox but not too bothered about the ultra-power of the Series X then the Series S is a terrific option for you.

NBA 2K21 on Xbox Series S

This is where things get a bit tricky.

2K has stated previously that NBA 2K21 on next-gen will be a whole other experience, with added features that make it a new experience.

NBA 2K21 next gen gameplay reveal trailer Boban

THE BIG LITTLE DETAILS: Boban looks amazing in NBA 2K21 on next-gen, showcasing that the great graphics aren't just reserved for the best of the best

A new Neighborhood, gameplay overhauls, and features are all coming on next-gen, along with upgraded graphics.

Will the Series S' lower specs still be able to deliver on these features, for which 2K are charging $10/£10 more?

NBA 2K21 next gen gameplay trailer Stephen Curry

KILL SWITCH: Curry is in final boss form in the NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay trailer

We hope so. Microsoft are advertising the Series S as "next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever", so if it really is next-gen then it should be able to handle all the next-gen features in NBA 2K21.

This should make it a solid budget option for NBA 2K21.