Let’s go over all the details of NBA 2K21 on Xbox Series X.
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For Xbox Series X players, you’ll have the choice between the Next-Gen Standard Edition with Zion Williamson as its cover star, and the Mamba Forever Edition with Kobe Bryant as its cover star.
Forward compatibility CONFIRMED for Xbox players
Per an NBA 2K Spokesperson, “The current-gen version of NBA 2K21 will be playable on Xbox Series X via backward compatibility, while the next-gen version is only playable on Xbox Series X.”
So Xbox players will only need to buy the game once to play it all year!
However, to get the full next-gen experience NBA 2K recommend players get the Xbox Series X version of the game.
NBA 2K21 price revealed
Buying NBA 2K21 on Xbox Series X will cost you a little more.
Next-gen cover star for Xbox Series X
While there is no release date set for the hardware, NBA 2K21 will already be available by the time it does arrive.
Mamba Forever Edition – Dual Access included
The Mamba Forever Edition, a tribute to Kobe Bryant, will cost £84.99/$99.99.
This version comes with Dual Access, meaning you can buy it on release day (4 September) and will get a next-gen copy of the game with it, giving you the complete experience.
What can to expect from NBA 2K21 on Xbox Series X?
The full capabilities of the console have yet to be revealed, however we do have some pieces to the puzzle like the specs and a few gameplay clips.
However, we haven’t seen NBA 2K21 on the Xbox Series X yet.
The additional features and capability that 2K is promoting have not yet been revealed. The expectation is that they will blow gamers away though.
The Xbox Series X will come equipped with lightning-fast, high-bandwidth DDR6 RAM that Microsoft has claimed will “usher in resolution and framerates we’ve never seen before”.
What does this mean exactly? Well, it means that the Series X will be four times as powerful as Microsoft’s current console, the Xbox One X. With the One X currently the most powerful home console to ever be made, this console is going to possess unimaginable power.
The console will support up to 8K resolution and 120 frames-per-second gaming experiences, and if that wasn’t enough, Xbox Series X will also have support for variable refresh rate and real-time ray tracing.
A massive increase in graphics quality – The addition of ray tracing – a rendering technique for generating an image by tracing the path of light as pixels in an image – means that players, fans, stadiums and everything in between will look better than ever before.
Lightning fast loading screens – By using the SSD as virtual RAM, there should be no such thing as loading screens on the Xbox Series X.
The most immersive sports gameplay – 8K supported gameplay means that visuals will be crisper and more realistic than ever! That means that things like important cinematics in MyCAREER will be more immersive than ever.