(via NBA 2k21)

It’s almost that time of year again. Despite worldwide protests and a global pandemic, the newest installment of NBA 2K is on its way and the preview trailer just generated major hype online.

Each year, their biggest selling point is graphical development and this year may provide the most impressive upgrade yet. Thanks to next-gen consoles, which are set to release around the holiday season, NBA 2K21 is gearing up to be the best-looking game of the series.

Here is what we’ve seen so far:

As for what gameplay mechanics and story-mode elements have been implemented, that much remains to be seen. In the past, 2K has always put a lot of time into the “My Career” story mode so, at the very least, we can expect that part of the game to be well-thought-out.

The trailer also suggests Zion Williamson may be the games cover athlete, one of the youngest in the game’s history.

Needless to say, it’s an exciting time for basketball and gaming fans and expectations are high. Hopefully, 2K doesn’t let us down with the final product.