What exactly makes this so difficult?

  • It's been quite a while since we've covered sports titles in Digital Foundry, but with the advent of NBA 2K21 on the new wave of NBA 2K21 MT consoles, we're seeing something genuinely fascinating here, using a proper generational leap in fidelity across the board.

    While it might not appear this way on the outside, sports matches really are - from what I could tell - one of the more difficult genres to perform on. Truncated development schedules need yearly admissions in each show, meaning less time between every launch but more than this, these matches have to match up to some correctly'actual' experience, often delivered using a TV-like demonstration. A game such as NBA 2K21 should take care of actual people in real places performing complex, interlinking actions. If you're off by even a hair, you're diving straight into the uncanny valley.

    NBA 2K21 brings a massive leap

    What exactly makes this so difficult? Well, nailing the arenas and player likenesses is a massive part of the equation but it's the motion that makes this so difficult. Realistic animation, momentum, and collision of every player on Cheap MT 2K21 the court is a huge challenge.