See for yourself what that $70 price tag for NBA 2K next-gen gets you

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Now that the NBA playoffs have ended and we’re waiting on an announcement for when the 2021 season will begin, all eyes are on NBA 2K21; which came out last month on previous generation consoles and added in unskippable ads after launch. In a little over two weeks the next-gen versions are on the way with a $70 price tag: one of the first-ever announcements before Sony followed suit.

So what is that extra $10 buying you? According to 2K Sports, it’s a version of the game built for next-gen systems. While we’ll be the judge of that when it actually hits, the publisher is sharing a video that goes over more details of the next-gen experience beyond the fidelity enhancements.

2K Sports is boasting quicker load times due to the SSD, “next-gen movement advances,” “150 AI-powered characters” in the lower bowl of the arena for enhanced crowd reactions, and a “dynamic rail cam” that helps center on said visual upgrades. The roughly four-minute video below with director Mike Wang’s commentary will give you a quick rundown. Although we’ve had brief looks in the past with quick cuts, this is one of the only times we’ve gotten raw unedited gameplay.


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