NBA 2K20 Reveals Both Its Cover Athletes and a New Platform

NBA 2K20 Reveals Both Its Cover Athletes and a New Platform

Stream the NBA right to your Stadia.

The headliners for this year's NBA 2K have been unveiled, alongside a new platform for the series. Anthony Davis will appear for the second time as the standard cover, while Dwayne Wade will appear on the Legend Edition, both of which will be eventually coming to the Google Stadia.

NBA 2K20 will launch on September 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, but it will also be available on Google's streaming platform Stadia when it launches later this year. This marks another major game, alongside the likes of Baldur's Gate 3 and Tequila Works' Gylt, set for the November launch of Stadia.

This is Davis' second time appearing on the cover of 2K, his first by himself. Meanwhile, this is Wade's first time being featured on the cover over his entire career. The latter will appear on the Legend Edition, which comes with additional virtual currency, MyTEAM points, various clothing and apparel, and some packs. It's a package riddled with microtransactions that would fall under the purview of the newly introduced loot box bill, but it seems 2K isn't too concerned about those causing any problems.

2K recently reached a new deal with the NBA for a staggering $1.1 billion, which will cover the next seven years of NBA 2K games. Last year's NBA 2K19 grew 10% over the record-breaking NBA 2K18, and NPD reported it had the highest launch revenue sales of any sports game since the company started tracking games in 1995.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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