Some form of NBA Playgrounds has gone out for free on PS4

Posted May 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am

It came as a complete surprise this morning when the PlayStation 4 store page for NBA Playgrounds went live with the ability to download what would appear to be the full game and for free. NBA Playgrounds is supposed to be $20 when it releases on Tuesday, May 9 for PS4, XB1, PC, and Switch. It wouldn’t be the first time though that a game had been accidentally pushed live with the licenses being revoked later once the error was corrected.

At this point it remains unclear whether the download is actually their beta gone wide instead of the full game as is listed. Developer Saber Interactive has not yet provided any comment on the matter. Exhibition and Tournaments modes are inaccessible. Otherwise there is no indication that it is anything other than the full game and it would be unusual for a demo/beta to go out without any prior announcement and on a Friday at that.

[Update] The store page has been taken down, so it would seem that the release was done in error. Those who downloaded it earlier can still access the game however.

  • MoneyMayweather

    I’d pay 30 for this game right now pasta. I been excited for it ever since it was announced.

    • hungryandrew

      Not worth 30, you’re a fool.

      • MoneyMayweather

        It’s worth 59.99 in my eyes. I’d be more than likely to support League licensed arcade titles then generic roster ones just like I support RBI baseball and things of that nature maybe buying RBI baseball for three years is finally paying off because now devs are bringing league licensed arcade games not for this game but for games in the future. even though it might be ass but a big budget studio might jump in and actually gives us something great but I understand when your broke how it can be.

        • hungryandrew

          Far from broke, it’s about knowing true value of a product, something you have no clue about.

          • MoneyMayweather

            what are you crying about? the game is twenty dollars.

    • WilsonRamos

      i know man may 9th couldnt come sooner

  • Just a guy

    Definitely should be a free demo of this. People are VERY leery of buying new IP arcade sports games.

    • MoneyMayweather

      Moar like leery of any arcade sports game.

      this has real players and teams unless it’s worst than RBI baseball it should be good. Looking at the game play I did it’s pretty solid for an arcade game.

      People want real teams and players in arcade games gameplay can only go so far old time hockey I’m looking at you.

  • Jeff

    They told ign it was the online beta that got released

  • ClubSteve

    any word on being able to make roster moves and create-a-player or create-a-team?

    • WilsonRamos

      no x3