2K has announced that its upcoming NBA 2K21 game will be unveiling its brand new in-game soundtrack. The game will feature two unreleased tracks from NBA 2K21 cover athlete Damian ‘Dame D.O.L.L.A.’ Lillard and songs from today’s top artists such as Stormzy, Roddy Ricch and The Strokes. This soundtrack is meticulously selected by 2K and it will be one of the largest and most definitive collections of music ever assembled for a sports video game.
“To be on the cover alone is a big deal to me, but to be on the cover and also have my music be a part of the game is a huge accomplishment as well,” said Damian Lillard, NBA superstar and cover athlete for NBA 2K21 on current-gen platforms. “Personally, I’ve been introduced to new artists, songs and genres that I might hear on the radio, but I heard it first on NBA 2K.”
The current-gen version of NBA 2K21 will feature 52 songs when it launches including two by Damian ‘Dame D.O.L.L.A.’ Lillard. Fans can now listen to the soundtrack beginning today on Spotify. The next-gen version of NBA 2K21 will add additional songs and will feature 202 tracks at launch. After launch, the next-gen soundtrack will then be updated with new songs spanning across hip-hop, R&B, electronic, pop and rock.
“Music has always been an integral part of NBA 2K, and each year we strive to expand our approach to the players’ in-game experience,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Global Marketing for NBA 2K. “This year we’re able to bring the soundtrack to completely new heights with a highly-curated tracklist powered by next-gen technology and a cover athlete in Damian Lillard who’s adding unreleased tracks; together embodying the NBA 2K21 theme – Everything is Game.”
NBA 2K21 will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC when it launches on the 4th of September 2020. A next-gen version will also be available for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in the future.