If you guys know anything about CS, we are HUGE fans of extreme and street games around the office. In our Sports Games podcast we talked about how we miss not having EA Sports Big style games. Well it looks like Joycity Games has a solution to the problem.
3on3 Freestyle looks to pick up where games like NBA Street left off, but with a better flare. Freestyle will be a 3on3 multiplayer street basketball game but with a twist. The game may not have access to officially licensed teams and players but they more than make up for it. The team at Joycity decided that the best way to achieve a game of this magnitude is with authenticity. This meant going around the U.S. and getting familiar with the most legendary street ball courts and experiencing them first hand. Joycity even went one step further and made a point to interview and stay in contact with different street ball crews to get a real feel of how the characters and the game should play.
Speaking of characters, Joycity took another page out of the NBA Street franchise book and created special and custom characters for 3on3. Unlike NBA Street, which only had boss characters as the unique ones, 3on3 sports a whole cast of wacky, awesome and diverse characters. To help create said cast, their stories and the environment of the game, the team called on the talents of Evan Skolnick (former Marvel Comics Editor/Writer). The goal for the new cast of characters was for them to all be totally different from each other, with no two being the same.
3on3 is shaping up to be a monster of a game and a breath of fresh air for the sports genre that lost its creative backbone when EA Sports BIG closed its doors. For more about the game check out their website and expect 3on3 Freestyle to hit PS4 later in 2016.