The newest title from Saber Interactive called “NBA Playgrounds” has officially launched on all major platforms. The highflying, fast-paced gameplay and street ball aesthetic will instantly bring back the classic vibes of NBA Street vol 2, and NBA Jam. From the looks of “NBA Playground” Saber is trying to resurrect the long lost arcade basketball games from years past. Will they be successful? Well, it’s too early to tell at this point, but the game has launched to mostly positive reviews.
Although, there should be a day one buyer beware sticker for this game. Depending on the console that you purchase “NBA Playgrounds” for, the game will be missing certain features at launch. For example, the Xbox One, and PS4 versions will be missing the ability to play with your friends over Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Which is a disappointment, but that’s a whole lot better than what the Nintendo Switch version is launching with.
NBA playgrounds will launch for the Nintendo Switch with no online compatibilities of any sort. Additionally, all versions of “NBA Playgrounds” will be missing the online tournaments feature at launch, as well. But, if you decide to take the dip on “NBA Playgrounds” at launch then fear not, Saber has said there is a plan in place for all these missing features.
According to a spokesperson from Saber, these missing modes and features for all consoles, will be added in a future update. Apparently they’re coming “a few days after launch.”
Unfortunately, games coming out without promised features is becoming a common trend. Just last month, “Sniper Ghost Warrior 3” from CI Games, launched on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. None of these versions had the promised multiplayer mode at launch…
NBA Playgrounds launched on 9/5/17 digitally for all major consoles at the price point of $19.99. Will you be buying it?