NBA 2K21 gamers’ development within the MyTeam mode will probably be moveable throughout generations of the identical console household — PlayStation 4 to PS5, Xbox One to Series X, and vice-versa — the sport’s govt producer confirmed today.
This goes for the whole lot of a participant’s Virtual Currency (VC) stability, offered they’re logging in to the identical Xbox Live or PlayStation Network account as they modify consoles. “You can even go back and forth playing the current gen version and the next gen version at will,” mentioned Visual Concepts’ Erick Boenisch, including that particulars on the PS5/Series X model will probably be coming later.
It’s a welcome improvement for a mode with a heavy emphasis on microtransactions and loot box-like packs of playing cards. Progression in MyTeam, which is analogous to EA Sports’ Ultimate Team money cow for its FIFA and Madden collection, doesn’t carry over to new editions of the sport. Players begin over yearly.
While the usual version of NBA 2K21 won’t embrace a free improve to a more recent console, those that get the “Mamba Forever” particular version (which is $99.99) will get a code to obtain the next-gen model of the sport. It additionally doubles the 100,000 VC gamers get for getting the deluxe model.
Another all objective change coming in NBA 2K21 MyTeam will probably be a shift to a season mannequin of content material choices, much like video games equivalent to Rainbow Six: Siege or Fortnite. Significantly, Boenisch mentioned “there is no paid component to it,” which implies that no matter rewards gamers could also be chasing, they’ll’t be purchased underneath a battle pass-like mannequin. Seasons ought to final about six weeks, Boenisch mentioned.
“Some Seasons will add new content for you to play (think something like Spotlight Sims),” Boenisch mentioned, referring to a collection of NBA 2K20 challenges that delivered in-game forex rewards and ended with a high-level MyTeam participant.
“Other Seasons may add new features to the game, or add a reward twist that you will be chasing all Season,” Boenisch added. “I really want each passing Season to feel fresh. I want the start of a new Season to create a buzz in the MyTeam community that we can all rally behind and be excited about.”
Boenisch used the remainder of a lengthy blog post about MyTeam to clarify the mode’s options for NBA 2K21, together with modifications to the MyTeam Unlimited mode, a weekend-only MyTeam Limited collection (which options altering rule units for every occasion), and an in-world Exchange the place gamers can convert a batch of unusual MyTeam playing cards and gamers for upgrades, a few of that are rotating exclusives that may solely be picked up there.
NBA 2K21 launches Sept. 4 on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. A model for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will comply with when these consoles launch later this yr. A free demo will probably be obtainable on Switch, PS4, and Xbox One on Aug. 21.