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11 Oct 2020

NBA 2K21 Xbox Series X: Next-Gen Gameplay Reveal, EA Play, Pre-orders, Release Date, Price, Specs & more

NBA 2K21 Xbox Series X: Next-Gen Gameplay Reveal, EA Play, Pre-orders, Release Date, Price, Specs & more

Microsoft's ultra-powerful next-gen console is set to revolutionize basketball gaming for everyone.

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Next-Gen Gameplay Features Revealed

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NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Gameplay Trailer

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Xbox Series X Pre-Orders Live

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NBA 2K21 Xbox Series X Price

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Backwards Compatibility

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Next-Gen Cover Star for Xbox Series X

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What can we expect from NBA 2K21 on Xbox Series X?

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EA Play's Game Pass Release Date Confirmed

The launch of the Xbox Series X is agonisingly close, and 2K players will be able to get stuck into the Next Gen action on launch day.

With the newest NBA 2K21 trailer revealing next-gen gameplay, we now know just how amazing the game will look!

Next-Gen Gameplay Features Revealed

2K has announced the features they are adding to gameplay for next-gen. A lot of them are only possible thanks to the huge power the PS5 and Xbox Series X boast.

Shooting, dribbling, and passing are all getting big additions that add layers of control like never before.

With the release of the Xbox Series X just around the corner, this is sure to excite many 2K enthusiasts.

NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Gameplay Trailer

The newest NBA 2K21 trailer reveals next-gen gameplay in all its glory!

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DETAILS: It's not just the superstars getting amazing looks in NBA 2K21 on next-gen consoles

You can watch the trailer in action below:

Xbox Series X Pre-Orders Live

Xbox Series X pre-orders are now live in the UK and US alike!

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are touching down on 10 November, and a pre-order is the only way to secure your console for release day.

Grabbing a pre-order for PS5 was challenging, to say the least, however, Microsoft is making things crystal clear when it comes to where, and when you can lock down your next-gen Xbox.

PRE-ORDER YOUR XBOX SERIES X HERE.

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LITTLE BRO! The Series S will offer Next Gen performance on a budget!

The Xbox Series X has a competitive price tag of £449/$499, but if you're looking to spend less, then the Xbox Series S is the one for you.

It boasts some impressive specs but is ultimately less powerful and more affordable than its counterpart.

Those with the Mamba Forever Edition also have access to the Next-Gen Standard Edition, so you'll be ready for day one.

NBA 2K21 Xbox Series X Price

Buying NBA 2K21 on Xbox Series X will cost you a little more than the current-gen edition.

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PRETTY PENNY OR TWO: The next-gen edition is priced at £64.99/$69.99

The price is set at £64.99/$69.99 for the Standard Edition on Xbox Series X, while it will be £54.99/$59.99 on Xbox One.

Backwards Compatibility

Per an NBA 2K Spokesperson, "The current-gen version of NBA 2K21 will be playable on Xbox Series X via backward compatibility, while the next-gen version is only playable on Xbox Series X."

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FORWARD THINKING: The current-gen version of the game has forward compatibility

So Xbox players will only need to buy the game once to play it all year!

However, to get the full next-gen experience NBA 2K recommend players get the Xbox Series X version of the game. This will have extra gameplay features and enhanced graphics, making it worth the extra money.

Next-Gen Cover Star for Xbox Series X

When the Xbox Series X arrives it will come with a special next-gen NBA 2K21 cover featuring Zion Williamson.

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NEXT-GEN COVER STAR: Zion takes the mantle as NBA 2K21 next-gen cover star, and he looks amazing in the newest gameplay trailer

It seems an eternity since the Series X was announced, but its release is now just two months until you'll be able to get your hands on the console and start crossing up your mates out on the 2K court!

What can we expect from NBA 2K21 on Xbox Series X?

The Xbox Series X will be Microsoft's most powerful console ever. So it's safe to say that we are expecting big things!

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ULTRA POWERFUL: Welcome to your next console

There are some seriously impressive specs on the soon to be released console, which should bring the court to life like never before.

There will also be next-gen exclusive features coming to Xbox Series X with the Next-Gen Standard Edition of NBA 2K21 (also a part of the Mamba Forever Edition bundle).

Specs

The Xbox Series X will come equipped with lightning-fast, high-bandwidth DDR6 RAM that Microsoft has claimed will “usher in resolution and framerates we’ve never seen before”.

So what can we expect from NBA 2K21 on the new console?

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GRAPHICS: If you think 2K21 looks good on the PS4, just wait for the PS5!

A massive increase in graphics quality - The addition of ray tracing - a rendering technique for generating an image by tracing the path of light as pixels in an image - means that players, fans, stadiums and everything in between will look better than ever before.

Lightning fast loading screens - By using the SSD as virtual RAM, there should be no such thing as loading screens on the Xbox Series X.

The most immersive sports gameplay - 8K supported gameplay means that visuals will be crisper and more realistic than ever! That means that things like important cinematics in MyCAREER will be more immersive than ever.

EA Play's Game Pass Release Date Confirmed

November 10 was already a significant date in the Xbox calendar - with that being the release date for the Series X - but it just got even more significant!

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That is also the day that you will be able to access EA Play on the Xbox Game Pass!

Find out everything you need to know about the announcement here.