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NBA 2K21: New gameplay details, potential WNBA MyCAREER, demo and more

Published: 12:53, 10 August 2020
NBA 2K21 screenshot showing zion williams shooting
NBA 2K21 on PS5

A new batch of gameplay details for NBA 2K21 has surfaced online, elaborating on certain differences between the current and next-gen version of the game. We also take a look at the recent WNBA MyCAREER rumours as well.

With the release date of NBA 2K21 for current-gen platforms drawing ever closer with each passing day, more and more details about the upcoming basketball simulation have started to emerge.

One of the sources for this new avalanche of information is the recent interview with Mike Wang, the gameplay director for NBA 2K, and Agent 00 - a popular NBA 2K content creator.

From said interview, we found out that the current-gen and next-gen versions of the game are being developed by two completely different studios. Due to the whole Covid-19 situation, the entire development is being done from home, but the devs are firing on all cylinders nonetheless.

More on the topic of current versus next generation of NBA 2K21, it was explained that the movement of players is going to feel significantly different on each version. Also noted was the fact that the focus of the game this year is all about striking the perfect balance between realism and fun factor - all in the effort of making the game feel more enjoyable.

You can learn more about the things mentioned above by watching the interview on the NBA 2K YouTube channel, and we want to give a shout-out to the NBA 2K subreddit for compiling the key information so neatly.

2K Screenshot of Zion Williamson in NBA 2K21 The hype for NBA 2K21 is real.

Another topic brought up in the interview was the WNBA, where it was stated that the WNBA fans will be very excited with what 2K are going to bring to the next-gen.

This ties in nicely with the recent leak that showed that the WNBA would be included in MyCAREER this year, thereby possibly implying that NBA 2K21 will feature the creation of female ballers as well. However, given that this is still merely a leak, we suggest you take it with a grain of salt for the time being.

On his official Twitter profile, Mike Wang confirmed another interesting piece of information regarding the upcoming game. Namely, answering a question as to whether turning off the shot meter would result in a boosted chance of making the shot, Mike simply said "yes".

So those who aren't really feeling the new shot meter featured in the NBA 2K21 current-gen trailer, can simply turn it off and even benefit from the no-meter boost.

2K Screenshot of the new shot meter in NBA 2K21 The new shot meter in NBA 2K21.

The current-gen version of the game will be released on September 4 2020, with a demo dropping on August 24. The next-gen edition will be released this holiday as a launch title for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

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