NBA 2K21 Current-Gen Info: MyCareer Storyline and 2K Beach
2K Games released the first trailer for this season’s campaign, which is called The Long Shadow. It revealed details about the new NBA 2K21 MyCAREER mode and Neighborhood.
Start the journey as a high school prospect in NBA2K21
In NBA 2K21, this year’s narrative, The Long Shadow, tells the story of Junior — the son of a beloved baller who faces the challenges of trying to make it to the NBA, balancing legacy while carving his own path through high school to college.
Making this journey more authentic to real life, NBA 2K21 will feature 10 officially licensed college programs to choose from in the story: Michigan State, UConn, Florida, Gonzaga, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, UCLA, Villanova University, and West Virginia.
Players will be joined by MyCAREER’s star-studded cast with performances from Jesse Williams, Djimon Hounsou, Mirelle Enos, Michael K. Williams, cover athletes Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson, and more.
As the player prepares for the NBA Draft, Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson will be there to guide them. Additionally, choosing different agents will have an impact on the career and popularity.
Tear through the competition in college to reach the NBA draft where Junior (NBA 2K21 story lead) will be drafted by any of the 30 NBA teams. The biggest change that has been added in the game is the draft room cut scenes. The draft room cut scenes are ones fans have wanted for a long time, and now, they’re finally here.
Brand New 2K Beach
“2K Beach” will be the new-look Neighborhood, which appears to include all the same elements from previous Neighborhoods.
The 2K Beach trailer revealed numerous features about the new Neighborhood. Most features make their return to the Neighborhood for 2K21. Here are the confirmed Features (so far) in 2K Beach / Neighborhood:
Courts / Modes
Shops & Facilities
2K Shoe Store
Wheels Bike & Skate Shop
Doc’s Barber Shop
Gatorade Training Facility
Jeff’s 2K Arcade (renamed from 2K Zone in 2K18)
Buy Boosts Kiosk
VC Sports Management
Kobe Bryant Tribute
Progressive Time (Night & Day)
What Changes Could Come to The Neighborhood?
NBA 2k21 is focusing on fast load times, great graphics, and more, but the changes to The Neighborhood will be perhaps the most important updates to the new basketball game, as it is one of the most beloved modes/features.
1. The biggest change that could be coming to the mode is the size.
It is possible that “The Neighborhood” will become “The City,” with the ability to traverse a much larger area. It’s possible that, instead of feeling like a small enclosed area, the mode becomes something that can be explored, with basketball courts and mini-games and fun to be had around every corner, almost like a basketball version of GTA Online.
2. Return of Park Affiliations would be a popular move.
Park Affiliations allow players to join different groups and compete against players of the other Park Affiliations. As fun as the mode was in 2016, as it has long been gone in NBA 2K, it still had a smaller feeling. If players could compete across the city against each other and be rewarded with courts and more for each Affiliation that is winning, it would be a great expansion of the classic mode.
3. The new Neighborhood could also come with more and better customization.
If players could even have their own apartments, it would be neat if they could customize the look and feel of them, inside and out. The Crib was a feature in previous NBA 2K games that allowed for total customization of the penthouse that each person owned. Furthering that customization would be splendid.
4. Whatever this new Neighborhood is, it has a lot to compete with when it comes to what is already in place.
However, if the mode became a city if the size and features are expanded upon, if the Park Affiliations returned, then it could be an even bigger and better-beloved feature.
In the new game, players can enjoy a new MyCAREER storyline that takes your player from high school through college — incorporating ten officially-licensed college programs — and eventually the NBA. Players will also be able to soak up the sun at 2K Beach. Are you excited about this?