As the anticipation builds for the new NBA 2K21 game, 2K is giving fans some teasers ahead of bigger information reveals. We’ve already seen a bit of gameplay footage for the PlayStation 5, and know when the 2K21 cover reveals will happen. Just recently, we got another teaser in the form of some details about the upcoming NBA 2K21 soundtrack.
Roddy Ricch, Polo G amongst NBA 2K21 soundtrack artists
The NBA 2K TikTok has been popping off with information reveals, although they’ve been very vague. In the past several days we have seen a few things come through. That includes the three upcoming cover reveal dates and now five artists who will be a part of the NBA 2K21 soundtrack.
A new teaser video arrived showing a kid in a Pascal Siakam Raptors jersey doing some dance moves to Tarik’s Don’t I? as he revealed artists one at a time. Those artists are Polo G, Roddy Ricch, Stormzy, Tory Lanez, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
Roddy Ricch is known for his smash hit The Box and appeared on the 2K20 soundtrack as part of Post Malone’s Wow remix. Tory Lanez is also no stranger to the 2K soundtracks, as he was featured on Keys N Krates’ Music to My Ears on 2K19’s tracklist.
Youngboy Never Broke Again was originally known as NBA Youngboy. However, he said he changed his name on Spotify. This appears to be due to the fact he could find himself in a copyright dispute with the actual NBA for using that as part of his stage name.
One of the interesting concepts with the 2K20 soundtrack involved 2K updating the tracklist several times over the months to keep fresh music in the game. In addition, they had a special initiative to let new rising stars in music submit tracks for consideration in the game. That led to a number of newer stars getting their music into 2K20.
It’s unknown if NBA 2K21 soundtrack will incorporate either of these concepts into the game going forward. The focus could very well be on the transition to the next-gen consoles rather than the music.
What else do we know about 2K21 so far?
As mentioned, another TikTok reveal involved Anthony Davis showing off the upcoming 2K21 cover reveal dates. The first of those arrives on June 30. We’re expecting that will be the Standard Edition reveal. With two other cover athlete reveals after that, those will probably show off the higher-end editions, including the Legends Edition.
We’ve seen just a bit of graphics footage for the NBA 2K21 game for the next-generation PlayStation 5 console. It featured New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson by himself dribbling, soaring, dunking, and sweating in the gym.
The real Zion himself also appeared in the video to help introduce the footage along with Greg Thomas, co-founder of Visual Concepts, the studio behind NBA 2K games.
That PlayStation reveal spot is all we’ve seen as far as any sort of in-game graphics, gameplay, or trailers. However, 2K and PlayStation give a “Fall 2020” release timeframe towards the end of the trailer.
Otherwise, details remain scarce other than the new NBA 2K21 soundtrack artists mentioned above. 2K seems keen on revealing small details on their TikTok over the coming days and weeks ahead of the game’s anticipated release, so stay tuned.
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