In a sense, NBA 2K21 has historical significance because the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions cost $70, making them the first mainstream video game with this price tag in many years. This shock caused many people to question the legitimacy of the news.
Who doesn't like using tables to explain the vast differences between different versions of the same game? For NBA 2K21, the current and next generations have a standard version, while the latest and subsequent generations have a Mamba Forever version. The main difference between the current version and the next-generation standard version is the cover player. The former is Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. The latter is the New Orleans Pelicans. Ann Williamson (Zion Williamson).
The standard version owner of each version will receive 5K virtual currency, 5K NBA 2K21 MT, 10 MyTeam promotional packages (received 1 per week), 9 MyCareer skill upgrades, and a shoe collection with five pairs of shoes. Depending on your age, you will get a MyTeam Free Agent card and a MyPlayer T-shirt customized by Williamson or Lillard. Even more confusing is that current players will receive the Tissot Chrono XL NBA watch for MyPlayer, while the next generation of players will receive the MyPlayer Dunk animation package for Williams.
Do you understand? Good, because now is the time to talk about Mamba Forever Edition, priced at $99.99. Kobe is the current and next-generation cover player, depending on the version. You will get the current or next-generation version of the standard edition (Lillard or Williamson). There are also 100K virtual currencies, 10K MyTeam points, 60 "My Professional Skills" upgrades, 30 Gatorade upgrades, and Kobe Bryant Digital Collection with all kinds of goodies. There are many more, but we need to keep going.