If you’d have asked us yesterday, we’d have told you that NBA 2K21 on the PlayStation 4 is a great looking game. Seriously, it’s one of the better-looking sports games on current-gen consoles, rivalling MLB The Show 20 with realistic player models, broadcast-style presentation flourishes, and reasonably reactive sidelines.

But the current-gen version looks flat and lifeless compared to its PlayStation 5 successor. There were a fair few users who claimed not to see a difference in our trailer post earlier in the day, and in response to those posters, we’d like to present Exhibit A:

The thing is, we still maintain that NBA 2K21 looks really good on PS4, it’s just rendered virtually obsolete by this next-gen footage. We’re really eager to see how much work EA Sports has put into both Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21, because the gap was already pretty wide between the Redwood publisher and 2K Sports – it surely can’t get any bigger, can it?

[source youtube.com]