NBA 2K21: Current-Gen Details Revealed For MyLeague, MyCareer, And MyGM

NBA 2K21: Current-Gen Details Revealed For MyLeague, MyCareer, And MyGM
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Later this week, the current-gen version of NBA 2K21 will launch, and with that, the developers have shared some of the details for the game’s most important modes.

First off, the GM Mode in last year’s NBA 2K20 was very disappointing, as 2K tried something completely new with it. Unfortunately, though, the devs haven’t revealed any details regarding the mode in this year’s game, which means one of two things: either it’s completely the same, or it’s not in the game at all, with the latter being the preference if the former turns out to be true.

2K has, however, shared the details for the following modes.

  • MyCareer: In NBA 2K21, this year’s narrative, The Long Shadow, tells the story of Junior – the son of a beloved baller who faces the challenges of trying to make it to the NBA, balancing legacy while carving his own path through high school to college. Making this journey more authentic to real life, NBA 2K21 will feature 10 officially licensed college programs to choose from in the story: Michigan State, UConn, Florida, Gonzaga, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, UCLA, Villanova University, and West Virginia.
  • MyLeague: Sit in the boss’ chair, and make decisions that matter not only to your player or team–but to the entire franchise and league. From drafting impact rookies to trading players to relocating your team, every move, big or small, counts towards the long-term success–or failure–of your basketball franchise.

Last week, 2K revealed the new neighborhood, which is now a beach-themed park with various things to do. Unfortunately though, while they’re billing it as a “new neighborhood,” it just looks like a re-skinned version of the same thing we’ve gotten for years now, which actually isn’t that surprising, as this has become the norm with annual sports titles.

As of right now, 2K hasn’t announced when the next-gen version of 2K21 will be released, but it’s probably safe to assume that the game will launch on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X around Christmas, which is likely when the NBA’s 2020-2021 season will begin.

If you’ve been paying attention to the current-gen NBA 2K21 trailers, then you’ll have noticed that everything seems the same, so if you’re hoping for something new with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, you’re probably going to end up disappointed.

NBA 2K21 will launch on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Friday, September 4, with the game’s next-gen version coming at some point later this year.