NBA 2K21 will have a WNBA MyPlayer experience, confirms 2K

2K has confirmed that NBA 2K21 will have a WNBA MyPlayer experience so players can do a whole career from start to finish in the WNBA. That experience is called The W. The WNBA had a bit of a presence in NBA 2K20 but this will be the first time it gets this attention in the series. To mark this announcement 2K has released a brand new gameplay trailer showing snippets of The W including player customisation and gameplay.

The description for the new trailer reads:

Greatly expanding on the WNBA experience introduced last year, The W is the first-ever WNBA MyPLAYER experience for the NBA 2K franchise. NBA 2K21 Next Gen players will be able to create their own fully customizable WNBA player and take her through a pro career featuring all 12 WNBA teams. Players can also go head-to-head in The W Online featuring intense 3v3 MyPLAYER competition!
Recently, NBA 2K21 courted controversy in an all-too-familiar fashion this week, as gamers found themselves confronted with unskippable adverts while NBA 2K21 loaded in a match, framed as part of a TV broadcast-style pre-game show. A statement was released soon after which said:

As many are aware, in recent years ads have been integrated into 2KTV segments. Yesterday’s 2KTV ad placement impacted our players’ experience in a way we didn’t intend, as these ads are not meant to run as part of the pre-game introduction.

This will be fixed in future episodes.

Thanks for your continued feedback

2K were also the first to announce a price hike for their game series while heading to the next generation, and decided not to offer players an upgrade path from the current generation, paid or otherwise. Instead, the only way to get the next-gen upgrade included with your current-gen game was to buy the Mamba Forever edition at £84.99. It should be acknowledged that the next-gen version has been rebuilt from the ground up and offers significant changes to the game’s visuals, animation, presentation, and more. 2K might have to work a little bit harder to integrate adverts when loading screens will be so much shorter, though.

NBA 2K21 is out now for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Stadia. It’s coming to Xbox Series X|S on 10th November, and PlayStation 5 on 12th or 19th November depending on your region.

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