Digital Release:PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam
May 09, 2017 (AU, EU, US)

Nintendo Switch
May 09, 2017 (EU, US)
Delisting (approx):Between September and October 2018
Developer:Saber Interactive
Publisher:Mad Dog Games
Available On:None
Links:PlayStation Lifestyle news post
Nintendo.com page
PlayStation.com page
Xbox.com page
SteamDB page

Delisting

NBA Playgrounds was delisted from Xbox One in the month of September 2018 according to TrueAchievements.com and from Steam on October 5th, 2018 when its price was reduced to $0.00. It was presumably delisted on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch between these dates.

Saber Interactive announced on July 24th, 2018 that 2K Games had become the publisher of the already-announced sequel, NBA Playgrounds 2. Mad Dog Games, the original publisher, was replaced and the game was rebranded as NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. The change in publisher was likely a factor in NBA Playgrounds’ delisting but as a game-as-a-service title, 2K likely didn’t want to compete with or have consumers confused by the original game.

 

About the Game

Up Your Game!
Classic arcade action is back with NBA Playgrounds!  Compete in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball games featuring today’s NBA Superstars and Legends from the past including Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Steph Curry, and Shaquille O’neal.

NBA Playgrounds features a progression system to unlock over 200 NBA Superstar and Legends, and uncover new moves for each player as you upgrade their experience.

Tournaments and Online Play
Play in tournament challenges from around the globe in single-player gameplay. Or take your game to the next level by challenging the best players online!

Lottery Pick System
The  lottery pick system introduces a new twist to the game by rewarding great play with unique rewards. It’s going to be raining 3 pointers and dunks!

 

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Thanks to Carbon_Lancer for submitting this information to the site.