NBA 2K21: Zion Williamson confirmed for PS5 & Xbox Series X cover, next-gen, cover artwork, & more

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The PS5 & Xbox Series X cover star has been announced.

Zion Williamson is the next-gen cover athlete for NBA 2K21.

NBA 2K21 PS5 & Xbox Series X Cover

The hardware doesn't have a release date yet. When the PS5 and Xbox Series X finally arrive, NBA 2K21 players will get the most amazing cover art.

Featuring New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson, it's a truly beautiful cover.

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GOING UP: Zion get the mega star treatment with this artwork

After just one year in the NBA, the power forward has made such a big impact that he was the logical choice to lead NBA 2K into the next generation of gaming.

Zion Williamson on being the next-gen cover athlete

Zion had some comments about his spot on the front of the new game.

"Being on the cover of NBA 2Khas been a dream since I was a kid and to be the first NBA 2K21 cover athlete for the next-generation of gaming is really special," said Zion Williamson.

NBA 2K21 Zion Williamson Hype Still from PS5 Teaser Trailer
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FRONT AND CENTER: After featuring in the PS5 reveal Zion was a favorite for the cover

"Since the day I joined Team 2K, I’ve wanted to make an impact on basketball culture both on and off the court, and being the cover athlete for NBA 2K21on next-gen consoles lets me do that."

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"I can’t wait to be part of this global phenomenon and hoop with all the ballers out there on NBA 2K21."

Third cover star reveal on 2 July

The third cover star will be revealed on 2 July.

Yesterday we saw Damian Lillard announced as the current-gen cover star. That means players on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia will see Lillard on the front of their game.

The whole NBA world is hoping it will be a Kobe Bryant Legends Edition, but we will have to wait and see!

READ MORE: NBA 2K21 Editions: Cover stars, pricing, & more

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