NBA 2K21 is going to be released on on September 4, 2020. The next-gen variations of this game will be released at launch along with the MT 2K21 Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Microsoft and Sony haven't yet declared official dates for either console release, but both are planned to debut in late November. If the new consoles are offered, so will the release of the next-gen versions of NBA 2K21.

There are technically four editions of NBA 2K21 this year. There is a Standard Edition and Mamba Forever Edition which go Together with the present generation of consoles. Each edition includes its own distinct cover. Damian Lillard will grace the normal Edition on the current generation while Zion Williamson is showcased on the normal Edition of this next-gen version.

There's good news and bad news for people who want to update NBA 2K from the current generation to another generation. The good news is it's potential to do so without having to purchase the game twice. The good thing is it is not possible if you buy the Standard Edition. If you would like to upgrade NBA 2K21 in the current generation to another generation, you must buy the Mamba Forever Edition.

It's also worth pointing out you can only update to next gen if you keep inside the console family (PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 or Xbox you to Xbox collection X). You'll also receive the Zion Williamson Digital Collection at no extra cost as soon as you update to the next gen version of the game. This deal is available through both physical duplicates of the game and electronic copies.

Some added bad news is your MyPLAYER Inventory and advancement won't move in the next-gen switch.You can find more information regarding the next gen change on NBA 2K's website.One rumored feature, however, is your capacity to produce a female participant for MyCareer. We saw the coming of the Cheap 2K21 MT WNBA at NBA 2K20, but fans were angry that there was not an ability to further the women's sport into MyCareer. NBA 2K hasn't supported this rumor, but did hint at longer for WNBA fans.