NBA 2K21 joins the Xbox Game Pass series on March 4, and sees a rare seasonal impression of a current sports video game in one of the consoles’ streaming services or free games offered.
Usually the best thing that players can get “for free” while a sports league is in session, the year before. Publishers have usually waited until after the playoffs to offer a sports bet on Game Pass or PlayStation Plus.
The game’s popular MyTeam mode – a card collection / multiplayer suite – is currently in season 5’s cartoon theme “Age of Heroes.”
Players need MJ on their team to tackle the challenge, but if they do not have him yet, they can pick him up with the JORDAN-LAST lock code.
It is a strong offering to Game Pass subscribers; NBA 2K21 also offers MyCareer, an integrated single-player / cooperative and competitive multiplayer mode with all kinds of lifestyle and role-playing features. MyGM is its counterpart to controlling an entire franchise through several seasons. And the WNBA gets The W, a mode that introduces both single-player and franchise-control careers for that league for the first time.
Madden NFL 21for example, was just added to the EA Play library (and is also available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers) on March 2, one month after the Super Bowl. But NHL 21 will join EA Play sometime in April, about a month before the Stanley Cup playoffs are scheduled to begin.