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SGO Inside Drive (4/18/2019): NBA 2K League Partnership, PlayStation 5 and More!

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Each week SGO brings you the Inside Drive, a quick rundown of recent news you may have missed. Check down below for news on the latest NBA 2K League partnership and more.

Inside Drive: NBA 2K League Partnership & More!

YouTube to Partner with NBA 2K League

As of this month, the NBA 2K League joins the list of leagues that are no longer exclusive to one broadcast service. When it debuted back in 2018, Twitch was the exclusive official streaming partner for the entirety of that season. In addition to Twitch, YouTube will broadcast the regular season, playoffs, and finals for 2019. This shouldn’t come as too much of a shock as the NBA and YouTube have a long standing relationship. NBA was the first sports league to partner with YouTube back in 2005.

Future Sports Games in Jeopardy?

FrostbiteEA and bad news seem to go hand in. This year saw the release over 300 plus employees. Additionally, a few former EA developers spoke of their time with the company and its reliance on the Frostbite Engine. EA committed to rolling out the engine to all its teams sometime after the acquisition of DICE in 2006. Since then, the engine has powered games like Madden, FIFA, and other AAA titles. The problem is, this engine was not built to handle many of the games it currently powers. The results have been failed projects, the burning of resources and severe time consumption just to build the foundations for a lot of the games we play today. Be sure to check out our article to see if Frostbite is doing more harm than good.

Dangerous Driving Review

If you’re missing the adrenaline rush of the Burnout series, be sure to check out Dangerous Driving. You can get a glimpse of what the game has to offer in our latest review. Mike Straw picks apart the visuals, gameplay and what its like to burn rubber in Dangerous Driving.

PlayStation 5 Hardware Rumors

A few posts and an exclusive interview with Mark Cerny has revealed several details regarding the next Sony PlayStation console. Many things about the console remain tight-lipped; however, we do know the following:

  • Onboard Solid State Drive
  • Backwards Capatibility
  • 8K Support
  • CPU based on AMD Ryzen, custom GPU based on AMD Radeon Navi, ray-tracing support
  • PSVR & physical media (Disc) Support

Be sure to check out our coverage on what this means for sports gaming.

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