NBA 2K21 players have noticed an interesting change: players now have to sit through unskippable ads for the Oculus Quest 2 while loading a game. This appears to be the case across all three versions, and fans are understandably unhappy with the new addition. NBA 2K21 received a lot of negative publicity when 2K revealed a $70 price point for the next-gen versions of the game. It remains to be seen whether or not the next-gen versions will similarly feature ads like these, or if the backlash will convince 2K to remove the feature. Either way, fans want to see a change sooner, rather than later.
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Keep reading to see what fans are saying about NBA 2K21!
Some are asking nicely for a change...
@NBA2K what's with these unskippable ads.....please get rid of them...
— MarvellousOne (@Only1AHines) October 18, 2020
...while others are swearing off the publisher completely.
@NBA2K y’all really put ads in the game?!?!? Done, even if you take it out im NEVER buying 2k again. You guys started selling NBA and NFL 2k for $20 now your the most greedy studio in the industry.
— BernieLowMax (@bernieljacobs) October 19, 2020
The move appears greedy, to some.
I came here to specifically say how garbage and greedy this game is. Ads? Really? In a $70 game? It was bad enough how it’s the same game every year. Anyone who plays this game and is reading this, stop supporting it. It’s wasting your time and money.
— Nolan Joseph (@NolanJoseph13) October 18, 2020
A lot of people are pointing out the game's price on next-gen.
NBA 2K21 has unskippable ads LMAO $70 game on next gen btw
— eternal 🐣 (@voidbattery) October 18, 2020
Shorter loading times are a big part of the appeal of the new systems!
Next gen was supposed to have no loading screens, now NBA 2K21 has loading screens with full unskippable ads
— Visiting (@sum1stolemyhndl) October 18, 2020
The timing seems very questionable.
So @NBA2K you're inserting forced ads back into your $60 game a month after launch so reviews don't slam you. Incredible. Your greed knows no bounds.
— Kyle Schow (@Kyle_Schowalker) October 18, 2020
This would be expected from a free-to-play game.
— Big Blue Unibrow (@BigBlueUnibrow) October 18, 2020
Some are optimistic it could mean the game is going FTP, however.
— Preston (@BoyintoMan) October 18, 2020