The year 2020 has thrown almost everything for a loop. The NBA season and subsequently, aspects of the NBA 2K21 release have been affected.
The current-generation of NBA 2K21 is set to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and PC on September 4. The demo released for fans on Monday.
Obviously, with the real-life NBA Playoffs still in session, the offseason events such as the draft, free agency, and post-season trades haven’t taken place. Because of that, the rosters for NBA teams won’t be much different than they were when the season was brought to a halt back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These series of events have thrown a curveball at 2K, specifically as it pertains to rosters for the soon-to-be-released current-gen version of NBA 2K21.
According to communications 2K shared earlier in the week, there will be a broad-sweeping roster update that will impact both the current and next-gen versions of NBA 2K21.
This will happen once the next-gen versions (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X) are released. The only issue with that is the dates for the release of the new consoles hasn’t been shared. NBA 2K21 is scheduled to be a launch title, and most expect the consoles to release in November.
That would be as much as a month after the NBA Draft, which is scheduled for October 16, and the same could be said for free agency, which is supposed to begin two days after the draft.
Because of this, the next-gen versions should launch with an updated roster (or at least a release-day update) and the current-gen versions will be updated simultaneously.
The next-gen version has been kept top secret during the build up for current-gen, but at some point during the middle of September or early October, that should change.
Be on the lookout for more information on both generations as it becomes available.