3on3 Freestyle officially launched on PS4

Posted February 28th, 2017 at 11:15 am

After nearly three months of an open beta the free-to-play arcade-style basketball game 3on3 Freestyle officially launched today as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. 3on3 Freestyle can be queued for download through its PlayStation Store page here.

In 3on3 Freestyle, fifteen colorful, unique and recognizable male and female basketball players each have their own abilities and moves, being able to play a specific position. Players can use crisp passes, mesmerizing dribbling or force their way through defenders to win the game. Teammates must wisely pick their players in order to build the right team according to their preferred playstyle and their opponents. In addition to having different physical and technical attributes, each character has a specific backstory, written with the help of legendary writer Evan Skolnick, which unfolds along the player’s progress.

♦Players: Each character wins points to unlock and upgrade their abilities, which includes dunks, long distance shots, stamina and more. Players must string their unique offensive and defensive skills into combos while keeping an eye on their team members’ capabilities.

♦Time Out: Teams can trigger the “substitution” mode for a limited number of times every game, allowing everyone to change their character. But, watch out, as this also means the other team of three players can pick new characters (or stick to the one they are already playing), adding to the strategic aspect of the game!

♦Couch Gaming: Local co-op online multiplayer option allows three gamers “on the same couch” to challenge players from around the world. It’s the new pizza night!

3on3 Freestyle has a natural reliance on microtransactions to generate revenue given its F2P nature. The in-game currency known as “FreeStyle Points” ranges from $5 all the way up to $50 for a single purchase. The points are used to acquire gear and attribute boosts.

Features for the online-based game include character management and progression, 1-vs-1 games, and 3-vs-3 with either online teammates or local teammates. 3on3 Freestyle is a sequel to the PC game Freestyle 2: Street Basketball which released in early 2015.