NBA 2K21 Demo Release Date Drops

Published 08/17/2020, 2:57 PM EDT


For all the basketball lovers out there, here is some great news. 2K has announced that the NBA 2K21 demo will be available from August 24, 2020. The game’s demo version will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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The title is also coming to PC and Google’s Stadia, but it seems the demo won’t be made available on the two platforms. The demo will launch just days ahead of the game’s global launch on September 4, 2020.

The NBA 2K21 has also already been confirmed for next-gen consoles; Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

Major overhauls in NBA 2K21

This year’s game comes with a lot of improvements. 2K detailed the major changes on their blog. And now, fans can test out some of them when the demo drops.

6’8 PG in My Career

The cover star Damian Lillard had a few changes in mind, which he suggested. 2K took his word for it and increased the height for PG’s in ‘My Career.’ The developers have maxed the height to 6’8, which will appeal to many.

The Pro Stick

2K also highlighted how they’ve made the game easy to pick up for beginners and pleasing for all. The Pro stick has been around since 2017 but this year, it will see some big changes. New controller options for the Pro Stick will pave the way for a smoother experience.

This will result in better dribbling movement and give players access to more intuitive controls.

Shooting

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Jump-shooting and finishing will also get a revamp with the new Pro Stick upgrade. Shot Stick Aiming, from NBA 2K17, will make a comeback in 2K21. Furthermore, 40 new jump shot landings have been added, along with a series upgrades on the defensive end too.

Badges

Redesigned badges and the ability to swap in and out will also make a return this year. However, 2K will remove the quick draw and put release speed back into Jump Shot creator.

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2K recently announced that the next-gen edition of 2K21 will be $10 costlier than the current-gen one. This resulted in a heated debate in the gaming community. However, considering the many changes and improvements that 2K claims to have made, it could prove worth the extra money. Hopefully, the devs will drop a demo for the next-gen consoles too when they launch.

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan is an eSports and WWE author at EssentiallySports since April 2020. A journalism undergraduate with experience in creative design, Hrithik has a profound love for everything competitive. He grew up watching WWE and playing various titles like Call of Duty, FIFA, and Hitman.

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