NBA 2K21 arrives on the new consoles in time for launch - on November 10, 2020 for Xbox Series X|S and November 19, 2020 for PlayStation 5.
A few days ago, the game was still heavily criticized for unjumpable advertisements in the middle of the full-price title. However, these were supposedly only an oversight and are to be rectified in the future. Now Visual Concepts is focusing instead on the positive skids of the project: another Courtside report reveals the gameplay of the basketball simulator on the next-gen consoles.
On the one hand, the creation of players on the next-gen consoles is to become much more individual. This wish was evident from some feedback submissions. For this purpose, the previous pie charts for skills have been abolished. What's more, NBA 2K21 Virtual Currency is still important in MyTeam mode. Instead, skill points can now be adjusted as desired. In order to enable balanced values and make it realistic, the players still have their individual limits.
In addition, the Next-Gen adds new plaques with special abilities and old ones have been fundamentally changed. Some others, however, were taken out of the game. A more detailed list can be found here. In honor of the late NBA player Kobe Bryant, the badge "Mamba mentality" was also installed. This alludes to his nickname Black Mamba and bears the same title as Kobe Byrant's biography.
The Unleashed feature has also been greatly expanded: instead of 8, there are now 24 possible abilities that can be triggered. Two of them can be selected at the time of player creation: a primary and a secondary unleashed ability. To trigger them, slots must be filled on the square: the primary and secondary unleashed abilities and a team bar to fill.
This allows you to unlock either only the first feature, both together, or the special talent of the entire team. However, waiting until multiple slots are charged is a risk: if you make a mistake on the pitch, you risk losing all progress.
In addition, the AI for the next-gen devices has been completely revised, both in defense and in offense. Details are also provided in the Courtside report.