No, it’s not a clone, 2K Games has taken Saber Interactive into the fold, and will be adding its own spin for NBA 2K Playgrounds 2.
On the playground
The original Playgrounds scratched an itch that’s been out there for a while. Arcade basketball titles like JAM were all the rage years ago, but vanished for a good long time. So even though it wasn’t perfect, Playgrounds found an audience who appreciated it plenty.
Now things might be heating up a little more for the series though, as 2K will be publishing Saber Interactive’s upcoming sequel. And yes, that means it’ll be getting all 2K’d up.
“The original NBA Playgrounds was a fantastic throwback to the glory days of arcade-action sports,” said Greg Thomas, President, Visual Concepts. “The new NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 will step up this energy and attitude big time – with a bit of added NBA 2K flair – giving fans of both franchises an exciting new way to game with friends around the world.”
“No one is more committed to bringing fans a great basketball experience than 2K. We can’t wait to share more on how we’re teaming up to make NBA 2K Playgrounds 2’s incredible arcade action bigger and better than ever for players,” said Saber CEO Matt Karch.
Two-on-two basketball action returns when NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 hits consoles and the PC this fall.