NBA 2K21 comes to Xbox Game Pass and Cloud Gaming on March 4

Nba 2k21 Screenshot
Nba 2k21 Screenshot (Image credit: 2K Games)

What you need to know

  • NBA 2K21 is the latest basketball game from 2K Games.
  • NBA 2K21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass and Cloud Gaming (xCloud) on March 4.
  • It appears to be the Xbox One version of the game, not the current-generation edition built for Xbox Series X|S.

NBA 2K21, the latest title in the long-running basketball franchise from 2K Games, is coming to Xbox Game Pass and Cloud Gaming, as confirmed on Xbox Wire earlier today. This means that not only will the game be available for Xbox Game Pass console subscribers, but any Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users can play it on the go via Cloud Gaming on their Android device.

Xbox Wire links to the last-generation $60 Xbox One version of the game, so it seems like that's the version that'll be included with Xbox Game Pass and not the $70 edition of the game made for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. There's no mention of how long it'll be available in the service so if you've been hesitant about buying NBA 2K21, this is your chance to try it out.

While the list of games that support Xbox Cloud Gaming are currently limited to 720p resolution, Microsoft is testing 1080p streaming, so hopefully we'll see that begin to roll out in the months ahead.

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