SABER INTERACTIVE’S NBA PLAYGROUNDS HITS HALF A MILLION UNITS SOLD, MORE FREE CONTENT COMING
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – July 24, 2017 – Independent developer Saber Interactive is proud to announce its arcade-style basketball game, NBA Playgrounds, has sold over 500,000 units across the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC (Steam) since launching in May. This is the first game Saber has self-financed and self-published for modern platforms.
Saber has released multiple free updates for NBA Playgrounds already, with more expected by the end of summer. Another 33 new players will be added, including current stars such as J.R. Smith and Chris Paul, dominators from recent eras like Baron Davis and Tim Duncan, old-school legends Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, and even some modern-day sports gaming YouTubers like Agent 00 and Shake4ndBake. Packs will be better balanced to reduce the number of duplicates players open. Saber will also introduce a three-point contest mode with online play, a new rebounding system and fully functional friend invites to matches. These updates will arrive on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC first, followed by Nintendo Switch at a later date.
“NBA Playgrounds has been a labor of love for us at Saber, so it’s hugely gratifying to see the game strike a chord. Its success has paved the way for us to consider creating other arcade-style sports titles,” said Saber’s CEO, Matt Karch. “We’ve worked tirelessly since release to refine the game and deliver the free content we promised, and we’re going to keep supporting it. I want to thank the community for their ongoing feedback, specifically players on Switch, who had to wait so long for the full experience they deserve.”
NBA Playgrounds is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB and PEGI 3+. For more information, visit www.nbaplaygrounds.game, like NBAPlaygrounds on Facebook and follow @NBA_Playgrounds on Twitter. NBA Playgrounds is published by Saber’s Mad Dog division.
About Saber Interactive
Based in the U.S., Russia, and Spain, Saber Interactive is an independent developer whose credits include Quake Champions, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo: Master Chief Collection, and others. The company has multiple development studios across the world making great games and bringing fun interactive experiences to life.
About Mad Dog
Mad Dog is a publisher of digital video games, focused on independent games with a potential for wide appeal. Offering seasoned production, marketing and distribution services, Mad Dog shepherds games through development and testing then promotes and releases them on Steam, Twitch, the PlayStation®Store, Xbox Games Store, Nintendo eShop, GOG.com, Humble Store and the Mac App Store.