NBA 2K21: Next-Gen Gameplay + Developer Commentary
With NBA 2K21 Next-Gen almost here, Visual Concepts executive producer Erick Boenisch and gameplay director Mike Wang highlight some of the upcoming advancements and gameplay features players can look forward to, featuring brand new next-gen footage!

  • Gabriel San Juan
    Gabriel San Juan

    if you have PS5 and you played it, y’all know that it has a different feeling all around, I deadass played last gen and it just wasn’t the same visual wise, I think people just expect too much, you gotta understand, it’s still a video game, they can’t copy it 100% real life.

  • His Airness
    His Airness

    For me the arms of players are too long 😕

  • jss w
    jss w

    Worst next-gen ever

  • LoloPannot

    There should be 120 fps on nba 2k21

  • SaD_ counter
    SaD_ counter

    Nice work in Next-Gen.I want to know if there will be an update for draft nba 2020 and for the free agency too? cause i cant start saison for now :(

  • Psinted Rock
    Psinted Rock

    More light and sweat...

  • Matt Higy
    Matt Higy

    Is this what it will look like on Xbox s

  • Michael Simmons
    Michael Simmons

    The monotony in a yearly release we 2K gamers feel is the same way the developers feel having to make this game. They need a new team or members who are enthusiastic to work on a sports game and can we get a new game engine while we’re at it to see how it could look and play with a different engine. Have a team come up with a concept on what they think a basketball game should embody when you play as a my player because this hasn’t been it in a long time. The story doesn’t matter nearly as much as we want to feel like that prodigy that next Lebron the way they hype up Zion and how the league searches for that next Lebron. The crowd nor the announcers really feel life like in response to certain things that occur in game. The parent company knows every year it’ll sell crazy regardless and they only care about VC purchases evident with how egregious My Team is this year, with my player the cut back after backlash but damn they did get sneaky trying to make you buy VC if you’re a my team player you can’t level up without players that you can only get with the weekly card packs. Get a two tip of East, two West, a high flyers, a possessed player to achieve these goals to level up for these in game perks, oh by the your ability to buy way the packs for the players expire in X amount of days. You can’t grind fast enough in either my player or my team to accumulate what these packs cost. Basketball isn’t at the heart of them making this game it’s simply a VC micro transaction device that changes just enough for the masses to want to buy it.

  • GraveUypo

    i've been out of the sport game game for 13 years. have we regressed? this looks like a cartoon

  • MisterBinx

    This looks awful. Not buying this shit.

  • Marko R
    Marko R

    Same game dont give them money , zero effort

  • John Kevin
    John Kevin

    This more real then the life we’re living in now with all this mandate and shit

  • Eli_capallot

    Yo did yll see that he has a zen!!

  • Ian Short
    Ian Short

    Would love for this to be on PC 😔

  • OfficialXOmusicman

    Really not to impressed. The graphics aren't a huge leap like 2k13 to 2k14.. the crowd could be alot better. Things like people walking in the crowd or the concession stand people walking handing out popcorn and drinks. Also the gameplay looks pretty much the same as current gen. Was expecting a lot more but hopefully we get that in 2k22.

  • RudeBoy DaGenius
    RudeBoy DaGenius

    Lmao this shit looks bootycheeks! I wish Live would comeback again...

  • Zac Elawar
    Zac Elawar

    Those canned idle animations all triggering at exactly the same time lol

  • Bass

    Listening to him lie is frustrating me

  • ToxicityReacts

    The camera is horrible didn’t enjoy it, you can’t see the whole court , leaving you at a disadvantage 🤨 no ones going to use this no matter the Gen

  • MoneyManVagabon Uchiha
    MoneyManVagabon Uchiha

    You don’t get snatched in in contact layups that’s beautiful 😍

  • bigjut77

    watch jrue holiday get sucked into screen on klay thompson 3.where is the damn defense

  • SAPALHighlights

    no EuroLeague??? why?? 2K, whyyy???

  • d rhodes
    d rhodes

    We have the right to complain, this game is supposed to be realistic, If I wanted an arcade unrealistic game I’ll just go play Nba Jam or some other shit. Yeah ofc we’re all gonna play this cause there is no other basketball game. These developers are trash, they are nothing without us buying this shit and they don’t give us the little detail that we ask for. It doesn’t have to be a full-on perfect ass game but at least tweak some stuff to show you care and stop lying to us.

  • apostolos dimiroudis
    apostolos dimiroudis


  • Thiru Veleyudham
    Thiru Veleyudham

    3:54 Pause it and see how amazing 2k’s graphics are

  • XLeszek 8GXPT
    XLeszek 8GXPT

    NBA Live 19 EA Sports is smoother and you can do more tricks.

  • Jalen Williams
    Jalen Williams

    The real question is will it be cross platform?

  • Edward X
    Edward X

    That Zion dunk was crazy! Looks like they gave the dunks a lil upgrade.

  • SMPLZ Official
    SMPLZ Official

    How is it relevant to have mothers talk about their own objective is it supposed to be? What’s the point of this video. NBA 2K14 was jaw dropping transitioning from ps3 to ps4. This is like a patch update...

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  • XLeszek 8GXPT
    XLeszek 8GXPT

    Little possibility of throwing from under the basket (tricks, deeds).

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  • Rap God 1Hour
    Rap God 1Hour

    This is 🔥 but I can’t get it because I’m poor

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  • jean marc Giroux
    jean marc Giroux

    This went from 60$ to 120$ games need a loan to buy now. Assassin's creed is 160$ its ridiculous.

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  • Rodluc 2001
    Rodluc 2001

    jesus is like nba2k14!! :(

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  • dillion shropshire
    dillion shropshire

    still playing 2k19 brotha....this looks alright, but not overly impressive 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Daniel B.
    Daniel B.

    2k, you know virtual basketball the betting simulator? I guess you do. It has to look more like this. Realistic movements and animations are the keys to success. Focus more on realistic gameplay. You still don't get it. Listen to your fans and audience. Simple marketing, meet the customers needs.

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  • bilinas mini
    bilinas mini

    We all skipped David Aldridge But we want him back so we can skip him more😂

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  • André Simplício
    André Simplício

    The "players" seem sliding all the`s weird...

  • E 23
    E 23

    Can they please fix the net effects it looks so fake to me.

  • Don Kahn
    Don Kahn

    Maybe if the game wasn't so shitty then more people would've bought it. Graphics are good but, what good are graphics without good gameplay. It's just a rehash of 2k20 with a new coat on.

    • bilinas mini
      bilinas mini

      Next gen mas o Zion meche no uniforme ali na intro e o uniforme...

  • XLeszek 8GXPT
    XLeszek 8GXPT

    NBA Live 21 from EA Sports will appear this year or next year. It's a miraculous repair. You can read about it on youtube.

    • ImDone Trolling
      ImDone Trolling

      Is it confirmed or?

  • zachcipp

    Where is the jump? Remember 2K13 to 2K14? Where is the jump? NPCs still look completely robotic, choppy and lost. Zion gets the and one and starts running into and through Draymond's torso clapping as if Draymond doesn't exist while Draymond starts complaining about the call to Zion's stomach. Steph is just idle dribbling for warmups staring into space, Ingram is just standing there staring into space before tip off as if he's being mind-controlled. The crowd has no emotion, they either stand up for absolutely no reason or just sit there all doing the same movement as the others. The NPC on offense still just runs to a given spot and stands there staring at you, getting in your way and making it impossible to simulate an actual game of basketball. The NPC on defense still sucks, if you watch around the 2 minute mark Jrue Holiday gets caught on an invisible screen and starts back pedaling for no reason, around 3 minutes Wiggins just freezes for no reason because the player did a simple behind the back move. To top it off the graphics look almost exactly the same and they just look like wax figures, despite all those screenshots making them look "more realistic than ever".

  • Lance Lagran
    Lance Lagran

    Nba 2k52 ps15 his not working on tv 🤣🤣🤣 brooo its working on big tv like cinema 🎥

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  • Samantha Rivera
    Samantha Rivera

    0:40-0:52 WTF? How hard is to fix players moving at the same time side to side? Visual Concepts executive producer Erick Boenisch and gameplay director Mike Wang need to find a way to start fixing all the small things that has to do with animation, That's just not acceptable. You guys have to stop copy-pasting and start everything from scratch. The nba2k formula is getting old and keeps worsening as time pass.

  • R Z1
    R Z1

    @NBA2k And PC users can't get this updated version why?????????? BS...

  • Rick Slim
    Rick Slim

    Everything they be bragging about the game is what comes with every game on next gen and anything else new they could've put into current gen but didn't to make y'all pay up again haha watch yall get finessed again. This company will never see the full potential this game has, they have no innovation and are so disconnected from their community its laughable. This shit looks the exact same mechanically. Broken shot contests and lobs are broke still etc etc. Not getting a dollar outta me have fun with it. 2k is so money hungry they dont care how obvious it is just look at MyTeam.

  • Psycho Mind
    Psycho Mind

    I think we can safely assume that we reached the graphical limitations with the PS4 & XB1, because these graphics don't look that much different from the stuff we've been getting.

  • Ada Bowler
    Ada Bowler

    can u add backboard breaking animations pls

  • It's Me
    It's Me

    2k17 on ps3 Was my first 2k ):

  • aguilar carmelina
    aguilar carmelina

    casey neistat

  • gustavo santiago
    gustavo santiago

    And PC?

  • Lucas Retamal
    Lucas Retamal

    0:41 First gameplay so i guess everybody was nervous,thats why they all freeze

  • DislikedTrue Gaming
    DislikedTrue Gaming

    the way zion did curry

  • seiom jvony
    seiom jvony

    I hate how the announcers didn’t even react to that Zion dunk on Curry, if that shit happened in real life it would be all over social media and ESPN

  • Bruno Felipe
    Bruno Felipe

    Next gen mas o Zion meche no uniforme ali na intro e o uniforme...

  • John Memekek
    John Memekek

    Yeah man idk if this is what I wanted to see. I think imma just skip this one this year and stick to Demon’s Souls Remake lol

  • Lane Crooks
    Lane Crooks

    After seeing the trailer, this is a letdown. 🤦🏻‍♂️

    • seiom jvony
      seiom jvony

      Cloth physics are pretty unbelievable.

  • Jay A
    Jay A

    Looks the same

  • Hudson Schunk
    Hudson Schunk

    What are these graphics? Looks like NBA live 19

  • Th3BOssChronicles

    Next gen overrated I can barely tell any differences

  • anthony poitier
    anthony poitier

    where David

  • K Cooper
    K Cooper

    Zion's hand aint even touching his uniform wen he's trying to fix it🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🙈

  • Der Hans
    Der Hans

    I paid to have to buy this game again in the same year. Im done. Straight 🗑

  • Why u Mad at Facts?
    Why u Mad at Facts?

    2k needs to work these people . Skip the video to about 1:30 to where they start showing the dribbling .

  • Hxzi

    Looks like nba live

  • RushmoreGaming


  • Big man Bob
    Big man Bob

    Curry looks fucking dead bro tf

  • Brick Boss
    Brick Boss

    wtf where's David Aldrige

  • Tartanplanet355

    Honestly just looks like a lighting mod on 2k21 PC.

  • Ben gszy
    Ben gszy

    What about compare this to the PC version

  • mikea hiooi
    mikea hiooi

    I like this but we still need to fix the robot like motion during cut scenes. The player movement on cut scenes are really unrealistic.

  • George P. Salazzar
    George P. Salazzar

    Cloth physics are pretty unbelievable.

  • Juiced Out
    Juiced Out

    Look at curry man so inspirational

  • M_W501 Wilburn
    M_W501 Wilburn

    0:40 Why are the players swaying in sync? That doesn't look realistic at all. Come on 2k. Still some work to be done.

    • mikea hiooi
      mikea hiooi

      Peep what happened to jrue on that off-ball screen that let to the Klay splash. Same bs, he went around the pick on one side then got sucked backwards to the other🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Lou Sirls III
    Lou Sirls III

    This looks like nba live... idc what anybody says😑

  • PL Lyons
    PL Lyons

    Why 1000+ dislikes???? Is 2k19 the best game they made??

  • Jelue Ifeanyichineke
    Jelue Ifeanyichineke

    I am disappointed

  • Me Thinking
    Me Thinking

    Improved lighting 1 play by play announcer Crowd is unresponsive, 2k16 crowd looks better. Gameplay looks somewhat the same, need more.

  • Horizon

    Lmao it looks exactly the same just with player retextures 🤦‍♂️


    Good.... Now when will the game get better??

  • VikingZ

    So no Next-Gen for pc? That's suck man , every years pc is boycott .

  • Angus Irons
    Angus Irons

    So you going to pay any attention at all to my league this year or are you going to just continue to neglect it...

  • Junior Lifter
    Junior Lifter

    I hope the game’s better in gameplay. I don’t give a **** about sweat. I played with the Bulls with Jordan. I can miss wide open shots, but the computer makes contested shots with ease. If it’s Jordan, Curry, Bird, or a player with a high shooting percentage, they’re not suppose to miss 4 times in a row wide open! The computer makes every shot. Sports games are garbage. Madden and NBA 2k!

  • Kyle Casey
    Kyle Casey

    0:40 That robot children of the corn movement gotta get fixed. Wdf is wrong with 2K

  • abc

    Is this ps5 or xbox series x?

  • Rod B
    Rod B

    Current gen player models minus the faces wbna included. Similar looking gameplay just slightly better animations (like some of the dunks and landings/step back js I have seen tho). Slightly improved graphics. Same unrealistic way the uniforms look on the players. Skin colors and just overall looks similar to current gen. My guess is a copy paste rebuild with some extras thrown in to make it look just different enough to make some think its next gen worthy.

  • Chris_ Robby
    Chris_ Robby

    Looks fucking awful.

  • Matthew Townes
    Matthew Townes

    I can t wait to get 2k on ps5 im so exited

  • pughdog757

    Peep what happened to jrue on that off-ball screen that let to the Klay splash. Same bs, he went around the pick on one side then got sucked backwards to the other🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Sh3llz

    I hope NBA Live comes back and comes back better because this not it, it still looks the same honestly just a mild upgrade

  • Brad Hall
    Brad Hall

    Reminds me of nba live

  • TAVE

    Brandon Ingram blowing past marquis chris on the reverse... he didn’t even try to but his body on him. Not looking too next gen...

  • Adrian Lazaro
    Adrian Lazaro


  • Slim Jim
    Slim Jim

    you guys literally have SO much money that you guys made from the 2k community, QUIT WASTING OUR TIME AND MONEY FOR THE SAME GAME EVRY YEAR WITH MINOR UPDATES

  • King Folk
    King Folk

    So now we just turn it into a cartoon?

  • Toxic Melody
    Toxic Melody

    DELAY THIS GAME -Fix defense, its not smooth or anything -The crowd doesn't react to anything, Zion just shitted on Curry fully body and all they did was clap sitting down -The bench did the same bs reaction like ummm use more real animations from real players -The announcers need to be a bit more hype after dunks and 3s -Running/walking doesn't look that good -no one is playing in this camera view, get this shit out of here -I swear to god y'all better not have took out the camera options in park and or practice facility and my court... Y'all gave us the most bullshitting cameras and only let us use all of them during Career games. Allow all the cameras to be picked

  • Joe Aragon
    Joe Aragon

    I wonder if the commentary will feel real because sometimes it sounds lack luster. Especially in clutch time situations.


    Kobe is rolling in his grave rn smh 🤦🏿‍♂️


    If ea has rights to espn 2k should make a deal with tnt love to have marv albert Reggie c Webb as analysts that commentary dry asf