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* The PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia versions, and the PC/Windows port, are Current Gen.
* The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are Next Gen.
== Cross-Platform Progression & Upgrades ==
== Development & Features ==
NBA 2K21 will be a sim-oriented basketball video game, presumably retaining staple modes such as [[MyCAREER]], [[MyGM]], [[MyLEAGUE]], [[MyTEAM]], [[The Playground]], [[The Neighborhood]], and [[2K Pro-Am]], as well as gameplay elements such as the [[Pro Stick]], and additional content such as the historical and WNBA teams.
The game was officially announced via a teaser trailer at a PlayStation 5 event on June 11th, 2020. The teaser featured Zion Williamson dribbling on an empty court before dunking the basketball, apparently demonstrating new sweat effects, lighting, and physics. A Tweet from the official NBA 2K Twitter account promised "next gen graphics", "next gen load times", and "next gen power" for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One releases.
As noted above, the Current Gen and Next Gen versions feature cross-platform progression for MyTEAM and a shared VC wallet in the same console family. MyCAREER progress will not carry over between platforms.
The game's [[NBA_2K_Soundtracks#NBA_2K21 | soundtrack]] was revealed on July 27th, 2020. The Current Gen version will feature 52 tracks at launch, including songs by cover player Damian Lillard. The Next Gen version is set to feature a soundtrack with over 200 songs at launch. Both versions will have new songs added post-release.
== Cover Players ==