NBA 2K21 PS4: Price, Release date, Editions, Cover Stars, Next-Gen, Mamba Forever, Dual Access & more

There’s tons of energy around NBA 2K21 as it approaches release on PS5 Xbox Series X.

The game will arrive first on PS4 and Xbox One, however.

Let’s look at everything we know about NBA 2K21 on PS4.

Release date confirmed

NBA 2K21 has an official release date!

The game will arrive on Friday 4, September 2020.

NBA 2K21 on PS4

Despite all the hype surrounding NBA 2K21’s release on the next-gen consoles, the game will release on the PS4 and Xbox One as well.

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The PS4 Standard Edition will cost £59.99 / $59.99 with the Mamba Forever Edition fronted by Kobe Bryant will set you back £84.99 / $99.99.

Dual Entitlement?

There is Dual Entitlement on PS4 to PS5, but only if you purchase the Mamba Forever Edition.

MAMBA FOREVER – The Kobe Bryant version on Current (L) and Next (R) Gen

Buying Kobe’s version will automatically get you the Standard Edition on next-gen.

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2K has promised that the game has been built from the ground up for next-gen, and as such will have some features on the PS5 that are unavailable on the PS4.

While your MyTEAM content will transfer across generations, MyPLAYER will not.

Cover athlete

We now know NBA 2K21 will have a current-gen cover star – none other than Portland’s Damian Lillard!

TRAIL BLAZER – Damian Lillard is the Standard Edition cover star

We do expect there to be a separate Legends Edition cover athlete as normal.

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It’s likely to be Kobe Bryant, but that is unconfirmed at the moment.

NBA 2K21 on next-gen

While you’ll be able to play NBA 2K21 on PS4, you’ll be missing out on a game developed for next gen capabilities.

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While we don’t have perfect specifics on the features next-gen versions will have over current-gen versions, we at least know there will be new features, gameplay mode additions, and incredibly fast loading speeds.

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The bespoke next-gen version costs £64.99 / $69.99.

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