NBA Playgrounds 2
NBA Playgrounds 2 Teaser Image
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows|
|Release date(s)||TBA 2018|
NBA Playgrounds 2 is an upcoming NBA-licensed arcade basketball video game by Saber Interactive. It is the sequel to NBA Playgrounds, and was originally slated for release May 22nd, 2018. On May 17th, it was postponed with no new release date given.
Development & Features
NBA Playgrounds 2 was officially announced on April 17th, 2018. The game retains a similar style and approach to the original NBA Playgrounds, featuring NBA players in two-on-two action, set on various street courts. Elements such as NBA Jam-style high flying dunks and a casual approach to the rules of basketball will be retained.
Expanding on the original game, NBA Playgrounds 2 will feature a worldwide online league with divisions and leaderboards, and adds online co-op play. An offline Season Mode has also been added, in which gamers take their squad through the regular season and Playoffs, with the ultimate goal of winning the NBA Championship.
The official announcement also mentioned improvements to the AI and gameplay, while hinting at the introduction of some new mechanics.
On May 17th, Saber announced that NBA Playgrounds 2 had been delayed. While they did not provide any further details as to the reason for the delay, they assured gamers it was for positive reasons that would ultimately benefit the game, stressing that "good things come to those who wait". No new release date was given in the immediate aftermath of the game's postponement. On May 21st, PlayStation 4 users who had pre-ordered NBA Playgrounds 2 received refunds for the game.
NBA Playgrounds 2 will feature over 200 current and retired NBA players. As of July 2018, the roster is yet to be revealed.