NBA 2K21: Is cross platform coming to 2K? Dual Access, Mamba Forever Edition, Current-Gen, Next-gen, PS5, Xbox Series X, Pre-Order, Release Date & more

NBA 2K21 is coming fast, and it will soon make its debut on next-gen consoles.

But with the NBA 2K21 release date and next-gen console release window being months apart, how will 2K bridge the gap?

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.

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This means that to play with friends on different consoles, you’ll have to pick them up as well.

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Will NBA 2K21 have Dual Access?

While EA’s major titles approaching next-gen consoles will feature Dual Entitlement, you’ll have to be thoughtful when purchasing NBA 2K21 to get access on current-gen and next-gen consoles (at least with next-gen specific features)

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That’s because NBA 2K21 has several different editions, with only one giving access to both current and next-gen versions of the game. That Edition is the Mamba Forever Edition, which gives players the Current-Gen Standard Edition and Next-Gen Standard Edition of NBA 2K21.

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While players can play their Current-Gen Standard Edition on next-gen consoles thanks to forward compatibility, they won’t feature the exclusive features of the Next-Gen Standard Edition – though these have yet to be fully announced.

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.

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It’s been confirmed that the next-gen version of the game will offer unique features designed for next-gen consoles, which justifies the upgrade.

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Release Date

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!

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