NBA 2K21 is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series, delivering an industry-leading sports video game experience. NBA 2K21 is a basketball simulation video game that was developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports, based on the National Basketball Association (NBA). It is the 22nd installment in the NBA 2K franchise and the successor to NBA 2K20. The game was released on September 4, 2020 for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia, and on November 12, 2020 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Series S. The PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC released to mixed reviews, with critics criticizing the lack of originality in the gameplay, as well as microtransactions and bugs.
NBA 2K21 is the latest release in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series. With exciting improvements upon its best-in-class gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture – where Everything is Game.
In NBA 2K21, new, old, and returning ballers alike will find exciting game modes that offer a variety of basketball experiences. With enhancements across visual presentation, player AI, game modes, and much more, NBA 2K21 continues to push the boundaries as the most authentic, realistic basketball video game experience. Feel the energy of the crowd, and the entertainment of the most immersive sports product in gaming today.
Soak in the sun as you ball out in 1v1s, 3v3s, and 5v5s; the new Neighborhood in 2K21 takes your game beachside with all-new visuals and layout. Flash your skills & style in the Park, squad up in Pro-Am, and earn prizes in dynamically-updated 2K Compete Events. Relive USA Basketball’s championship legacy. Take the court with classic teams, collect MyTEAM cards featuring past stars, and show off your pride with MyPLAYER gear. From head to toe, look the part of a baller with all-new apparel and sneaker drops from your favorite clothing, accessory and shoe brands. And ball while taking in the dynamic 2K21 music experience, which features the latest big artists from around the world and breakthrough musicians waiting to be discovered.
Enjoy unparalleled control with the ball in your hands, using the advanced Pro Stick. Aim jump shots and layups for a new level of precision and skill, and unlock new signature dribble moves with more effective ball handling. Ascend from high school ball to one of ten officially-licensed college programs to the big leagues in a brand new, cinematic MyCAREER experience. Take your MyPLAYER to the top by making the big moves on the court and even bigger moves off of it, and make a name for yourself along this exciting, dramatic journey. Build your greatest collection of latest NBA stars and legendary ballers in MyTEAM and compete against other ferocious collectors around the world. New for 2K21, limited-time Seasons offer unique rewards as you compete in new and returning MyTEAM modes.