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NBA 2K21 Next-Generation Movement and Impact Engine Revealed in Second Courtside Report

2K today revealed the second of three NBA 2K21 Next-Generation Gameplay Courtside Reports written by NBA 2K Gameplay Director, Mike Wang. This report outlines significant next-gen improvements to the foundation of player movement, which impacts all aspects of NBA 2K gameplay. 

NBA 2K21 leverages the new computational power from next-gen hardware to completely rework all player movement systems including dribbling, on and off ball movement and a promising new "Impact Engine" that aims to remove the snatching used in past games and resolve collisions on the fly as players come into contact in midair. The changes make it easier to go exactly where you want on the floor and in the manner you’d expect, providing the smoothest and most realistic on court experience ever. 

PlayStation 5 users will also benefit from specific adaptive triggers and haptic feedback features made possible by the console’s next-gen controller. Adaptive triggers will convey a new energy/fatigue system which will give players more resistance on the Sprint trigger as your player’s energy drains and new contact systems will provide haptic feedback to the controller anytime players make significant contact. 

Check out the latest foundational changes coming to next-gen in the latest Gameplay Courtside Report here: https://nba.2k.com/courtside-report/nba-2k21-next-gen-gameplay-courtside-report-2 

Stay tuned for more details and announcement in the days leading up to the next-gen release. NBA 2K21 will be available on November 10 for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S globally, November 12 for PlayStation 5 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, and November 19 for PlayStation 5 in all other regions. Additional information is available at: https://nba.2k.com/faq

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