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Get Your March Madness Fill with NBA 2K21 on Xbox Game Pass

March Madness is upon us and NBA 2K21 is the perfect way to celebrate the tournament. The Xbox One edition of the world’s most popular basketball simulation video game is now available on Xbox Game Pass, offering multiple avenues for college basketball fans to get into the game.

NBA 2K21 gives players the chance to experience high school, college, and NBA basketball through the revamped MyCareer mode. Select from 10 officially licensed college programs to choose from in the story – Michigan State, UConn, Florida, Gonzaga, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, UCLA, Villanova, and West Virginia – as you compete to make it to draft day.

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The Ultimate MyCareer Story

NBA 2K21 MyCareer gives you a personal, cinematic basketball experience where players can build a custom MyPlayer and take them to career heights both on and off the court. Players can experience the story of Junior – the son of a beloved baller who faces the challenges of trying to make it to the NBA, balancing his father’s legacy while carving his own path through high school to college and then on to the NBA.

College Pathway

Players can take advantage of the College pathway, proving to be a valuable way to progress their MyPlayer through the ranks, just in time for the NBA Draft. And don’t worry, just making it to the draft doesn’t mean the end of the journey – it’s just the beginning! You’ll have to choose the right representation, manage team interviews, perform well at the NBA Combine and improve your Draft stock to land yourself in the best position for success.

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With your March Madness bracket set, celebrate the fun with NBA 2K21, an authentic, realistic basketball video game experience with best-in-class gameplay and one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of basketball and culture, including having fun with some of the biggest college teams.

Welcome to The City

And once you make it big, take your MyPlayer to The City – a multiplayer design that resembles a modern metropolis, complete with towering skyscrapers, sprawling plazas, and a city center – where you can compete online, swag out your MyPlayer, hone your skills and more. The new map features a towering Event Center for all basketball activities and multiple districts and factions, NPC quests, new hair, cosmetics, accessories, and apparel, and much more.

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The City has lots of different ways to express yourself and build your dream NBA 2K21 MyCareer.

With exciting improvements to its best-in-class gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers a one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of basketball and culture. In the spirit of March Madness, start your NBA 2K21 MyCareer today with Xbox Game Pass!

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NOTE: All multiplayer servers for NBA 2K21 will be shutdown as of 12/31/2022. After that time, all game functions requiring online servers will no longer function. NBA 2K21 is the latest release in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series. With exciting improvements upon its best-in-class gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture – where Everything Is Game. The Xbox One NBA 2K21 experience features several new additions and improvements, where veteran ballers and new players alike will find a variety of basketball experiences to dive into: REALER THAN EVER – With enhancements across visual presentation, player AI, game modes, and much more, NBA 2K21 continues to push the boundaries as the most authentic, realistic basketball video game experience. Feel the energy of the crowd, the intensity of NBA competition and the entertainment of the most immersive sports product in gaming today. ELITE GAMEPLAY – Enjoy unparalleled control with the ball in your hands using the advanced Pro Stick. Aim jump shots and layups for a new level of precision and skill, and unlock new signature dribble moves with more effective ball handling. YOUR G.O.A.T. TEAM – Build your greatest collection of latest NBA stars and legendary ballers in MyTEAM and compete against other ferocious collectors around the world. The more you complete challenges and ball against friends and foes, the better your chances are to uncover the rarest player cards in an ever-expanding set. NEW MyCAREER STORY – Ascend from high school ball to collegiate programs to the big leagues in a brand new, cinematic MyCAREER experience. Take your MyPLAYER to the top by making the big moves on the court and even bigger moves off of it, and make a name for yourself along this exciting, dramatic journey. NEW NEIGHBORHOOD LOCALE – Soak in the sun as you ball out in 1v1s, 3v3s, and 5v5s; the new Neighborhood in 2K21 takes your game to the beach. With new visuals, new layout, and new fashion drops, living your best Neighborhood life will never be brighter. ALL THE LATEST DROPS AND MUSIC – From head to toe, look the part of a baller with all-new apparel and sneaker drops from your favorite clothing, accessory and shoe brands. And ball while taking in the dynamic 2K21 music experience, which features the latest big artists from around the world and breakthrough musicians waiting to be discovered.