When PlayStation 5 received its grand unveiling after months of frantic anticipation earlier this year, NBA 2K21’s next gen trailer captured the public imagination more than most other announcements.

The short teaser – which saw a sweat-soaked Zion Williamson shoot hoops in a gloriously-detailed practice court – gave us a first glimpse of how Visual Concepts were ready to maximise the opportunities presented by next gen consoles. The early hype has been justified by a slew of announcements in the weeks and months since, with in-game visuals, gameplay adjustments and a big innovation in the WNBA experience.

NBA 2K21 on next gen is the real deal – and it’s a statement that’s been underlined one more time with the real MVP announcement: ‘The City’.