Exactly as happened in the last chapter, even in NBA 2K21 by 2K Sports there are, as of now, ads that are impossible to skip.
Among the first to complain about it was the Twitter user Okami, who showed how during a pre-match loading screen of the PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K21, players are forced to watch ads in full, before they can finally start playing. The user points out that despite the presence of the commercials, to have the game in his hands he still had to pay $70 USD.
Looks like unskippable ads are back in NBA 2K21.
This ad for Oculus Quest 2 shows up when you're loading into a game.
$70 game btw. pic.twitter.com/EjrEs7qbXV
— Okami (@Okami13_) October 18, 2020
NBA 2K21 debuted on PC (Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on September 4th. The next-gen version for Xbox Series X|S will be released on November 10th, while for PlayStation 5 it will be available starting from the 12th of the same month.
Unlike the previous chapters, the title has not received unanimous consent from critics due to some problems related to the lack of real news regarding the gameplay sector, with a shooting system that would seem to need cleaning up and with the technical sector not at the highest levels (even if the animations have shown themselves to be much better than in recent years).
NBA 2K21 was shown for just under two minutes in the Next-Gen Game Reveal Trailer dedicated to PlayStation 5, which shows an impressive leap forward in terms of graphics and animations. But the sport’s title of 2K Sports wasn’t the only one to show itself to the public in the version dedicated to the consoles of the near future; also Devil May Cry 5: Definitive Edition from Capcom, Godfall (of counterplay Games for Gearbox Software) and Balan Wonderworld (Balan Company and Arzest, in collaboration with Square Enix) gave us a taste of what awaits players in the coming weeks’ thanks to unreleased extended gameplay videos.