NBA Playgrounds - a new IP from Saber Interactive - launches in May and the first gameplay information has been posted on the PlayStation Blog.
Shooting and dunking success will be dependent on releasing the shoot button at the peak of your shooting motion. Doing so will add bonus points if done perfectly. On the flip side, user will look to time the steal and push buttons/commands correctly to try and stop the offense.
Get enough buckets and the game will allow users to spin the 'Lottery Pick wheel' for s short-term bonus, such as increased speed, increased dunk height, increased shot percentage, et al.
The title will feature over 200 current and former players. Some of the revealed former players include Allen Iverson, Walt Frazier, and Shaquille O'Neal, among others. Players can unlock new players and signature moves by winning games.
Continue on to see the NBA Playgrounds gameplay trailer and a link to the gameplay info at the PlayStation Blog.
The PlayStation Blog has the first info on how gameplay works in NBA Playgrounds. An excerpt:
NBA Playgrounds is weeks away from its May launch, and we couldn’t be more excited. This is arcade NBA action with over the top dunks, wicked crossovers, and 3-point marksmen — a perfect pick up and play basketball game on PlayStation 4. When you take the 200+ current and retired players in our roster to playgrounds across the globe, these new tips and tricks should help you master the game.