New NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Gameplay Video Arrives Showing Off Improved Experience

A brand new NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay video has arrived featuring cover star Zion Williamson in a game versus the Warriors. The video also includes commentary from Visual Concepts executive producer Erick Boenisch and gameplay director Mike Wang. They take a look at a bit of footage from a Pelicans-Warriors game on a new next-gen console to give gamers an idea of some of what they can expect.

NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay video shows off first game footage

In the new NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay video, we see Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans. His team hosts Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors with Boenisch and Wang commenting on the various developments for next-gen. Right away, the first thing they point out is how quickly a game loaded. This can often take a minute or so in current-gen, but seemed much improved.

While it’s just three minutes of footage, they point out there’s a lot more attention to detail too. That includes mirror images/shadows of players on the court, and of course, the sweat. They also mention how the camera angle is closer to the court and to the actors to really capture the visuals.

Early on, the video also shows us sideline reporter Allie LaForce giving a pre-game report. Wang and Boenisch note there will be additional guest commentators also dropping by in the game.

Overall, the footage looks quite impressive compared to current-gen. See for yourself in the video below ahead of next month’s official release:

Wang and Boenisch also mention they’ll have upcoming details about the WNBA and the mode “formerly known as The Neighborhood.” So stay tuned as more details are on the way ahead of the next-gen game.

Next-generation console and 2K game details

The NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay arrives just a few weeks ahead of the console drops and the next-gen game’s official debut. The Microsoft Xbox Series X/S arrives on November 10, with Sony’s PlayStation 5 due out November 12. Once they arrive, the next-gen game is officially available on the consoles.

It carries a price of $69.99, which is $10 higher than Standard Current-Gen. However, gamers who bought the Mamba Forever Edition for their current-gen consoles get a free copy of the next-gen game for the same brand console (PS4 to PS5 or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S).

Visit 2K’s website here to get purchase details for next-gen.

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