NBA Playgrounds has sold over 500,000 copies
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 7 Comments | 0 Likes
NBA Playgrounds has been a hit for developer Saber Interactive. Since launch, the basketball game has sold more than 500,000 units across all platforms. A specific breakdown of platform sales were not mentioned, though it has done very well on the eShop charts.
Saber CEO Matt Karch said in a statement:
“NBA Playgrounds has been a labor of love for us at Saber, so it’s hugely gratifying to see the game strike a chord. Its success has paved the way for us to consider creating other arcade-style sports titles. We’ve worked tirelessly since release to refine the game and deliver the free content we promised, and we’re going to keep supporting it. I want to thank the community for their ongoing feedback, specifically players on Switch, who had to wait so long for the full experience they deserve.”
Saber has another update in the works for NBA Playgrounds. As mentioned earlier today, it will add 33 new players including current stars such as J.R. Smith and Chris Paul, dominators from recent eras like Baron Davis and Tim Duncan, old-school legends Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, and even some modern-day sports gaming YouTubers like Agent 00 and Shake4ndBake. Additionally, packs will be better balanced to reduce the number of duplicates players open. A three-point contest mode with online play will be added in as well, along with a new rebounding system and fully functional friend invites to matches.
Source: Saber Interactive PR
NBA Playgrounds update adding 3-Point Contest, 33 new players, new rebounding system, friend invites
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 4 Comments | 0 Likes
Saber Interactive is putting the final touches on a new update for NBA Playgrounds. Players will have access to new modes, content, and features soon.
First up, NBA Playgrounds is getting a 3-Point Contest mode. The game’s rebounding system has been reworked, and friend invites are planned. Finally, 33 new players are being added.
Below is a trailer for the upcoming update:
The update will be live on Switch soon. Hopefully it won’t take nearly as long as the previous patch.
NBA Playgrounds version 1.1.3 footage – online play
NBA Playgrounds received its long-awaited update on Switch today, which adds online play and more. Have a look at some footage of the patch below.
NBA Playgrounds update out now (version 1.1.3) – online play and more finally added
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 9 Comments | 0 Likes
It’s been a long time coming, but NBA Playgrounds’ big update is finally available on Switch. Saber Interactive has started distribution on version 1.1.3.
The update is highlighted by the addition of online play. On top of that, the game’s shooting system has been entirely tweaked, and 15 new players have been added.
Find the full rundown of the new update from an official Switch notice below.
Saber Interactive explains the holdup for NBA Playgrounds’ patch on Switch, Nintendo guidelines causing issues
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 27 Comments | 0 Likes
It’s been a long wait for NBA Playgrounds’ first update on Switch. The game is still missing key features on Nintendo’s platform such as online play. And unfortunately, we’re still without a definitive date for the update.
Saber Interactive Matthew Karch did at least offer up some comments as to why things have taken so long. He says that online play “has been functional for weeks” and he’s “at wits end”.
As for the holdup specifically, it sounds like Nintendo guidelines are getting in the way. Karch had this to say about the situation:
NBA Playgrounds update on Switch will cut file size in half, increase resolution, more
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 34 Comments | 0 Likes
Saber Interactive is still working towards NBA Playgrounds’ first big Switch update. Although it’s taking awhile, it might be worth the wait in the end.
Saber CEO Matt Karch has been interacting with fans on Facebook, and offered additional details about what the first update for NBA Playgrounds on Switch will entail. Two big things confirmed is a reduction in file size as well as an increase of resolution. Of course, online play is also coming.
Karch’s full comments on the update:
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn out this fall, NBA Playgrounds players on Switch can get it for free
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 22 Comments | 0 Likes
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn finally has a release window, with Saber Interactive announcing today that the game is launching this fall. Better yet, Switch owners have an opportunity to pick up a free copy if they purchase NBA Playgrounds.
Saber Interactive is putting the newly-announced offer in place as a way of showing its appreciation to the community. Anyone who buys NBA Playgrounds on Switch before the game’s online patch drops will be entitled to Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn at no extra cost. This promotion will only be available on Nintendo’s platform.
Saber CEO Matthew Karch said in a statement:
The “huge announcement” for Switch version of NBA Playgrounds will be shared on Thursday
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 8 Comments | 0 Likes
Big news was teased for the Switch version of NBA Playgrounds towards the end of last week. It was thought that the announcement would be made as early as Saturday, but nothing came in.
The official Twitter account for NBA Playgrounds has since confirmed that the “huge announcement” is planned for Thursday. A brief mentions reads:
Nintendo Switch players! We're going to have a huge announcement on Thursday for you as a thank you for your patience – stay tuned!
— NBA Playgrounds (@nba_playgrounds) May 26, 2017
NBA Playgrounds dev planning “something big” for Switch players
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 6 Comments | 0 Likes
NBA Playgrounds has been rolling out a major update on various platforms over the past few days. But on Switch, players are still waiting for an update, including access to online play.
The wait certainly isn’t any fun, though Saber Interactive will be looking to make things up to the fans. The team is currently cooking up “something big” for those who own the game on Switch, and we could be hearing about it as early as tomorrow.
Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch told one fan on Facebook:
NBA Playgrounds was built with Unreal Engine 4
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 8 Comments | 0 Likes
Snake Pass was the first Unreal Engine 4-developed game for Switch. Now the system appears to have another.
NBA Playgrounds is one of the newest eShop titles, following its release a few days ago. Interestingly enough, it was developed with Unreal Engine 4. Saber Interactive stated this explicitly in a post made on the Xbox blog.
NBA Playgrounds debuted on Switch this past Tuesday. Saber Interactive will be keeping the game fresh with consistent updates that will add new modes and players.