DAY 1 of next-gen is here with the launch of the Xbox Series X|S with Playstation 5 following shortly behind in a couple of days. Along with their respective launch titles also comes some old favourites including NBA 2K21 and Borderlands 3 which have been fully optimized for next-gen consoles.
Borderlands 3 for Xbox Series X|S and PS5 is available for those who own the game on Xbox One or PS4 as long as it stays within the same console family. At 60fps in stunning 4K this will be the best Borderlands 3 has ever looked on console. Also launching for Borderlands 3 today is the Season Pass 2 which includes two DLC packs. The first of the DLC content called Designers Cut features a new game mode called Arms Race, new skill trees and skins for each vault hunter.
While Borderlands 3 on next-gen is going to look incredible, NBA 2K21 will take the cake is it looks to be the realest looking NBA 2K ever. A plethora of upgrades have been made to the next-gen version including rebuilt visuals, the inclusion of the WNBA on a much larger scale, The City plus much more. However, unlike Borderlands 3, a free upgrade to next-gen isn’t available to everyone who already owns the game. Only those who purchased the Mamba Forever Edition of NBA 2K21 will have free access to their respective console upgrade.
It was also announced today that among the 150 new tracks coming to next-gen NBA 2K21, rapper 2 Chainz will be premiering five new songs off of his upcoming album “So Help Me God”. Debuting on November 13, NBA 2K21 fans will be able to listen to a select five tracks 24-hours prior to the albums release.
“I’m always looking at new ways to drop new music and connect with my fans. Premiering my music in NBA 2K21 is an incredible , exciting opportunity,” said Tauheed “2 Chainz” Epps. “Music and sports go hand in hand, rappers wanna be athletes and athletes want to be rappers. 2K has grown into a leading music platform and we wanted to bring the NBA 2K community these hits to ball out to in The City or at the 2K Beach.”