NBA Playgrounds 2 to Launch on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One Later This Month

Saber Interactive's upcoming basketball title NBA Playgrounds 2 will launch later this month on May 22 for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One for $19.99.

on May 9, 2018 11:25 PM

Last month, Saber Interactive announced a new installment in the NBA Playgrounds was in the works, and after almost a month since the initial announcement, the American game developer has unveiled the title’s official release date.

According to the press release, NBA Playgrounds 2 will launch on May 22 for PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One for $19.99. A sequel to the 2017 title NBA Playgrounds, the upcoming entry in the series is developed by Saber Interactive and published by Mad Dog Games. In NBA Playgrounds 2, and will continue to build on the foundation that was established nearly a year ago.

Several new additions in NBA Playgrounds 2 include Playgrounds Championship mode including a worldwide league ranking system that’s divided into multiple single-player and co-op ladders for players to partake in. If we are talking regarding single-player content, NBA Playgrounds 2 will offer a Season mode, where players can play with their favorite team and embark on an adventure to win the championship.

Circling over to multiplayer content, the upcoming basketball title will include modifications for matchmaking as well as the option for players to play in four-player online matches. Other noteworthy (albeit minor) features coming in the sequel include new power-ups, tweaks to the AI, refined models, and animations, as well as a roster of over 200 famous NBA players, current and retired.

For more information on the game, check out a few screenshots as well as the announcement trailer that debuted last month. As stated previously, NBA Playgrounds will launch on all the aforementioned platforms on May 22.

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Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.