NBA 2K21 includes more WNBA-focused game modes. Game developer Visual Concepts announced on Thursday that the NBA 2K21 is set to introduce three new WNBA-focused game modes as the game re-releases for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X on Nov. 10 and 12 respectively.
The modes include The W, a new WNBA version of MyPlayer, the popular NBA 2K mode where players create their own athlete and play through their career; The W Online, where players can take that character online and compete in 3v3 games, similar to Pro-Am or Park modes of the past; and MyWNBA, a league simulator that allows you to control all 12 WNBA franchises or select ones throughout multiple seasons.
The additions are the latest WNBA incorporation into the NBA 2 K franchise, which is one of the world’s most famous titles for sports simulators. Visual Concepts introduced the WNBA teams in NBA 2K19 and then broadened them further in NBA 2K20.
Due to delays from the coronavirus pandemic, NBA 2K21 first released in September prior to the end of the 2019-20 NBA season. In a normal season schedule, the game is usually released after free agency and the NBA draft with new player additions and roster changes.
The Xbox Series X is set to release on Nov. 10, while the PlayStation 5 will be released on Nov. 12. This generation of consoles touts new high-fidelity graphics, which were demonstrated with NBA 2K21 and a player model of New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson in a PlayStation 5 showcase.