NBA 2K21 covers and different editions prices have been revealed, making the gamers and sports fans very much excited. However, there is also a new revelation which has angered most of the NBA 2K21 gamers and they might not even order the game due to that. Kobe Bryant, Zion Williamson and Damian Lillard are revealed as the three cover athletes of NBA 2K21 game.
It is announced by 2K Games that NBA 2K21 won’t have free upgrades to PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles, where players will have to purchase the game separately instead of getting it for free like other games. It has angered most of the NBA 2K21 fans and they might even skip the current release and wait for PS5 and Xbox Series X version game copy or boycott the game entirely.
NBA 2K21 Edition Prices for Damian Lillard, Zion Williamson and Kobe Bryant
NBA 2K21 will have a total of four editions which will be sold separately for the current consoles PS4 and Xbox One, and the next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X. There will be the usual Standard and Legend Edition pairing for NBA 2K21 gameset, but there won’t be any free upgrades to the next-gen consoles like other games. Here is the list of NBA 2K21 editions along with the cover players and respective price.
- NBA 2K21 Standard Edition with Damian Lillard Cover – $59.99
- NBA 2K21 Standard Edition with Zion Williamson Cover – $69.99
- NBA 2K21 Special Mamba Forever Edition with current-gen Kobe Bryant Cover – $99.99
- NBA 2K21 Special Mamba Forever Edition with next-gen Kobe Bryant Cover – $99.99
NBA 2K21 will not have Free Upgrades to PS5 and Xbox Series X
NBA 2K21 might offer the player stats and progress updates transfer on the next-gen console version, but gamers will have to buy the game for the second time if they want to play it on PS5 and Xbox Series X. The only deal 2K Games are offering is a free upgrade to next-gen standard edition if someone purchases the current-gen special edition copy of the NBA 2K21 game.
NBA 2K21 will be $69.99 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but will be the standard $59.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Are we looking at a next-gen price jump?
— Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) July 2, 2020
So apparently the (rumored) NBA 2K21 Next Gen price is $69.99. This is not a price pattern I want an industry that’s largely stayed at the same $59.99 price for the better part of the last 20 years to adopt. Especially 2K, a game that has an insane amount of micro transactions.
— Bates Yoakum (@dropthebates) July 3, 2020
There's a lot going on here:
1) NBA 2K21 seems to be the first game to basically say they're not doing Smart Delivery.
2) Next Gen games are getting a $10 price increase?
3) wtf is going on w/ Mamba Forever Editions??? pic.twitter.com/rEX3r8hKeP
— Michael Hammond (@MPMHammond) July 2, 2020
Why is it $70 for next generation? Sports games already regularly do not deserve the $60 price tag as it’s essentially a big patch and a roster update. You’re setting a terrible precedent.
— Greg W (@BirdmanGreg07) July 2, 2020
Whereas EA and CD Projekt Red are offering free upgrades for FIFA 2021 and Cyberpunk 2077 on the PS5 and Xbox Series X to the games. It has further created chaos and confusion among the NBA 2K21 fans and they feel 2K Games are just scheming money out of them in the name of console upgrade and micro-transactions. Fans are angry that they will have to spend $70 more for just switching their consoles to PS5 and Xbox Series X, where cross-upgrade is also not allowed.