The soundtrack for NBA 2K21 has been officially announced and it looks like the those who decide to wait for the game’s release on the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X will have their patience rewarded as the soundtrack of the game for next-generation platforms will feature significantly more songs than their current-generation counterparts.
While the current-generation version of NBA 2K21, which includes the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Google Stadia, will feature 52 songs when it releases on September 4, 2020, the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 will come with a whopping 202 tracks at launch. Additionally, 2K plans to release even more songs for the next-gen version of the game after launch.
“Music has always been an integral part of NBA 2K, and each year we strive to expand our approach to the players’ in-game experience,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Global Marketing for NBA 2K. “This year we’re able to bring the soundtrack to completely new heights with a highly-curated track list powered by next-gen technology and a cover athlete in Damian Lillard who’s adding unreleased tracks; together embodying the NBA 2K21 theme – Everything is Game.”
The soundtrack for the game’s current-gen version is already available on Spotify and features two songs by cover athlete Damian Lillard, under the name “Dame D.O.L.L.A.” In a statement released to the press, Lillard expressed his excitement over being not only the game’s cover athlete for current-gen platforms but also 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. 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.”
NBA 2K21 is scheduled for release on on September 4, 2020, for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It is also scheduled for release on the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Google Stadia later this year.