NBA Playgrounds release date in May as gameplay trailer shows new details

nba playgrounds release date

Saber Interactive has released an NBA Playgrounds trailer. The gameplay trailer for the upcoming arcade-style basketball game shows off several features, including:

Shooting and Dunking

Timing plays an important role when it comes to actually putting the basketball through the hoop. Letting go of the shoot button at the right time will increase your chance of making the shot and will even give bonuses if the timing is perfect.

Lottery Pick System

Drain enough baskets and your team will get to spin the Lottery Pick wheel. The wheel will grant a short term advantage such as super speed shoes and a glowing blue ball that will increase your shot percentage.


It’s been said time and time again that defense wins championships and that is no different in NBA Playgrounds. Like shooting, timing plays an important role. Attempting to swipe for steal has to be near perfect, but on the other hand, if you see someone about to swipe you can counter it with an ankle breaking crossover.

Player Upgrades

Winning games will give you a pack of cards that you can unlock new, current, and retired players. Play with a team long enough to upgrade their XP and eventually the players will learn new moves.

An NBA Playgrounds release date has yet be confirmed, though we do know it will be available to download on the PlayStation Store sometime in May.