How is 2K Games approaching this issue? Will cross-platform play or Dual Entitlement be available?
Let’s go over everything we know about NBA 2K21 on all of its platforms.
Cross platform in NBA 2K21
NBA 2K has never included cross-platform play, and unfortunately for fans hoping to unite the playerbases, that’s still the case with NBA 2K21.
This means that to play with friends on different consoles, you’ll have to pick them up as well.
Will NBA 2K21 have Dual Entitlement?
EA has introduced a new feature called Dual Entitlement for its most popular sports franchises Madden and FIFA.
This will mean that players picking up FIFA 21 and Madden 21 on current-gen consoles will be eligible for a free next-gen upgrade that will carry over important progress.
Despite this elegant solution solving a lot of problems when it comes to major sports titles releasing significantly before next-gen consoles, NBA 2K is not adapting it.
Instead, you’ll have to shell out $100 to purchase the Mamba Forever Edition of NBA 2K21, which will let you carry over progress (MyTEAM only) to next-gen consoles.
Otherwise, you’ll have to purchase current-gen and next-gen versions to play on each respective set of consoles.
NBA 2K21 on next gen
NBA 2K21’s Next-Gen Edition will feature Zion Williamson on the cover, and will be a $10 markup from the current-gen Standard Edition of the game.
For the extra fee we expect plenty of features and development optimized for next gen consoles.
READ MORE: NBA 2K21 Soundtrack: 5 artists revealed
We’ve finally got an official release date for NBA 2K21, and that’s Friday, 4 September.
This release date is significantly ahead of the scheduled release date for next-gen consoles which is currently slated for Holiday 2020.
You can also pre-order the game now!
Leon Joseph is just a few years into his journalist career, but has already had pieces published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Game Spot. In regards to academics, Leon earned a degree in business from Texas State. Leon has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in the gaming industry.