NBA 2K21 has already gone down great on current console systems – in fact, we love it – but when 2K push it out to the next-gen, a whole new world looks set to unfold. And right at the heart of that will be a brand new exclusive feature – The W.
Coming to Xbox Series X|S and PS5 at console launch day – so Nov 10th, 12th and 19th are the dates you need in your diary – NBA 2K21 on the next-gen will let us take to the court by building our very own WNBA star.
The W greatly expands on the WNBA experience that was introduced previously, to ensure that players get the first-ever WNBA MyPLAYER experience for NBA 2K. This will mean we’ll be found creating our very own fully customisable WNBA player, before taking her through a pro career that looks set to feature all 12 WNBA teams and the league’s brightest stars. Yep, expect to see the likes of Breanna Stewart, Napheesa Collier and Diana Taurasi all in place.
“We’re really proud to continue our great partnership with the WNBA and introduce players to The W,” stated Visual Concepts senior producer Felicia Steenhouse. “Being able to recognise yourself both on and off the court is incredibly important to us. The W helps us elevate women’s basketball and highlights the starpower of the WNBA.”
Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker added: “Creating your own player to take over the league is one of the many reasons why people love to play NBA 2K. I’m so excited to see the 2K team elevate the WNBA experience with The W. This will be a great way to introduce the next generation to women’s basketball and showcase our league.”
The W will also have a full online element, letting players go head-to-head in The W Online with an intense 3v3 MyPLAYER competition set on a beautiful new court that is exclusive to the game mode. And from there, with another first for the franchise, players can now sit in both the GM and commissioner’s chair in MyWNBA, letting them drive the growth of all 12 WNBA teams and the entire league.
The NBA 2K social channels will be rolling out the stats for the WNBA so make sure you check those feeds out, but from the off it looks like it’s going to be Breanna Stewart who holds the ace cards, with 95 ratings putting her up there as the best player in the league. Elizabeth Williams is right behind her too.
Check out the trailer below for further clarification whilst 2Ks Courtside Reports will allow even more insight into all the going-ons from the world of NBA.
The next-gen version of NBA 2K21 will be released on November 10th for Xbox Series X|S globally and from November 12th for PlayStation 5.