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National Basketball Association 2K21 is the next game to include relentless commercials after launch

National Basketball Association 2K21 is the next game to include relentless commercials after launch”

Unskippable ads have made a subtle return in "NBA 2K21" and many players are now angry. However, in our test on Monday evening (around 7:40 p.m. ET), the ad showed up ahead of a Quick Play game on the PlayStation 4.

Back in September, there was news of similar developments in an EA sports game.

The ad runs completely without giving players the option to skip it as no prompt appears until it ends.

National Basketball Association 2K21 had previously found itself in hot water for the inclusion of microtransactions, but now that water has gone from hot to scalding after introducing a new feature that applies unskippable ads to its loading screen. According to reports, the sports game contains ads that run between matches and can not be skipped.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment released this week's "Deal of the Week" on PlayStation Store, which is discounting one of the most popular PS4 games in 2020.

We're all used to playing a free mobile game and getting a pop-up advert here and there aren't we?

Stevivor managed to capture footage of the Oculus Quest 2 ad in National Basketball Association 2K21. But NBA 2K21 is a game that has to be bought at full price and can cost up to $100, depending on the edition. And the latest commercials are likely to damage the series' reputation even further. "I wouldn't call it smart".

The second comment refers to the various microtransactions within 2K21, among other sports games, where consumers have to spend real money to get currency for items or upgrades in the games. On Metacritic, based on 47 reviews, a Metascore of 68 came together. It's also just over three weeks ahead of the next-gen consoles' arrival which will bring an upgraded version of the game too.



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