NBA 2K21 is coming to all the major current and upcoming systems–PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Eyes will be on the new console versions to see what advantages they offer, and with a new soundtrack announcement, 2K has made one benefit clear.
The soundtrack for NBA 2K21 on current systems has been announced, and most of it is now available on Spotify (embedded below). It contains songs from The Weeknd, Stormzy, The Strokes, Tarik, and more. The final soundtrack will consist of 52 songs…but if you buy the game on PS5 or Xbox Series X, you’ll get 202 songs instead.
What’s more, the next-gen soundtrack will be updated after launch with more songs, but it sounds like the other versions will miss out on these new songs.
The final game will also contain two tracks from cover star Damian Lillard, performing under the name “Dame D.O.L.L.A.” Lillard appears on the cover of the standard edition for current-gen systems.
In a statement sent to press, Lillard expressed his enthusiasm at being a part of the game’s soundtrack. “To be on the cover alone is a big deal to me, but to be on the cover and also have my music be a part of the game is a huge accomplishment as well,” he said.
“Personally, I’ve been introduced to new artists, songs and genres that I might hear on the radio, but I heard it first on NBA 2K,” he continued.
A preview of one of his songs has appeared on TikTok, and you can listen below.
You can upgrade your current-gen NBA 2K21 to next-gen, but only if you spend $100 on the Mamba Forever edition. Otherwise it’s a separate $70 purchase.
A video teaser of 2K21 on PS5 was recently revealed, showcasing some stunning visuals–albeit without showing us any typical gameplay. Improved load times were also touted for the next-gen version of the game.
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