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NBA 2K21 will have lightning-fast loading times on PlayStation 5

Published: 14:39, 12 June 2020
Updated: 21:47, 12 June 2020
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Screenshot of Zion Williamson in NBA 2K21
The hype for NBA 2K21 is real.

NBA 2K21 has officially been announced by 2K via a short trailer featuring New Orleans Pelicans' very own Zion Williamson. According to the publisher, the upcoming basketball title will be using the power of PS5 to the fullest extent.

2K have released the first trailer for their upcoming PlayStation 5 title, NBA 2K21. Built from scratch for the next-gen consoles, the game is set to blur the lines between virtual and real basketball like never before.

The trailer features the new sensation of the New Orleans Pelicans, Zion Williamson, whose beyond-impressive skills are all gloriously captured and recreated in-engine using the power of PlayStation 5.

Naturally, being built from ground-up for the newest flagship consoles implies that the game will be a visual treat indeed, but there's much more to it than just the eye-candy factor.

Namely, thanks to the ultra speedy SSD of PlayStation 5, NBA 2K21 will get you balling on the court ridiculously fast - we're talking less than two seconds of loading times.

"From graphics as in-your-face as Zion’s dunk to almost unrecognizable loading speeds of less than two seconds, NBA 2K21 for next-gen is poised to shatter all our previous notions of what this franchise can deliver" said Greg Thomas, the co-founder of Visual Concepts.

Given the fact that all current and previous iterations of NBA 2K have always been crippled by painfully long loading times on consoles due to hardware limitations, the news of the next-gen experience being blazing fast is very welcome indeed.

Sharing his own thoughts about the upcoming game, Zion had this to say: "I'm hyped by how realistic the next-gen gameplay is and how accurately it captures my looks and playing style. It's mind blowing to see what 2K has created with NBA 2K21. I can't wait to see what else NBA 2K21 has in store."

2K Close-up screenshot of Zion Williamson in NBA 2K21 Zion is ready. Very much so.

More details about NBA 2K21, including new features and game modes, brand partnerships, soundtrack and platforms, as well as the game's pricing and exact release date, will be announced later this year.