Publisher 2K announces that there will be a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) game mode for the next-gen consoles, i.e. exclusively for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X. "The W" should be playable as a single player career mode and team mode or, under the title "MyWNBA", the entire WNBA league. Some of the best-known players in the women's professional basketball league are said to be represented in the basketball simulation game, such as Seattle Storm's player Breanna Stewart, who is currently the highest rated player in the professional league.
In the basketball simulation game NBA 2K21, players can use "The W" mode to create their very own WNBA player and then choose one of twelve WNBA franchise companies. These correspond to the real companies under which the professional athletes of the league currently play. In the online multiplayer mode "MyPlayer", video game players can compete against each other in a three-on-three competition on a playing field that was created exclusively for this mode. So far it has not been announced that other parts of the “MyPlayer” options, such as “My Park”, can also be used.
Women's Pro League is taken seriously at NBA 2K21 WNBA
“MyWNBA”, on the other hand, is a mode that most closely resembles that of “My GM” from “NBA 2K”. In the game's career mode, the player, as general manager, takes care of his NBA franchise. As a commissioner, however; about the growth of the entire WNBA team and thus the entire professional league of women's basketball.
With the "WNBA" mode, "NBA 2K21" brings the women's league a big step closer to the level of the men's league. The basketball simulation, which has always been successful, has in the last year, in the video game "NBA 2K20", placed greater emphasis on stereotype play with role-playing elements and many lifestyle functions. This does not seem to dominate the "WNBA" mode this year, making the women's league a serious way of playing. In the "Playoff" option, players can skip an NBA season and start the playoffs immediately.
"NBA 2K21" with "WNBA" mode will be released on November 10th on the Xbox Series X, followed by the version for the Playstation 12 on November 5th.
NBA 2K21 takes a step against sexism in video games with WNBA mode
"NBA 2K21" is a basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. So far it has been created in cooperation with the "National Basketball Association", but since 2019 also with the support of the "Women's National Basketball Association". The professional basketball league for women, which has existed since 1996, currently consists of twelve teams based in the United States.
The creation of a serious women's sports league in a video game is a welcome change for gamers. Professional sports and their video games have to contend with a sexism problem that should not be underestimated. In all likelihood, NBA 2K21 has taken an important step towards equality.
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