Xbox Live Gold members can play basketball simulation video game NBA 2K16 on Xbox One for free this weekend.

"With the NBA Playoffs heating up, it's the perfect time to play some virtual ball. We're excited to announce that all Xbox Live Gold members can try the critically acclaimed NBA 2K16 for free this entire upcoming weekend with Xbox Live Gold's Free Play Days," according to Xbox Wire.

Xbox Live Gold members will be able to play the game for free from 12 p.m. PT on May 26 to 11:59 p.m. PT on May 30. Microsoft also announced that the game will be on sale throughout the week.

NBA 2K16 is developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. The game is the 17th installment in the NBA 2K franchise. The game was released in September 2015 for Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows. The game developer also released a mobile version of NBA 2K16 in October 2015 for iOS and Android, and it is available for $7.99.

NBA 2K16 allows gamers to experience the NBA action and play with real or custom teams. Players also have various options to customize several aspects of the game, such as sound levels, camera angles, presentation of players and more.

NBA 2K16 also features the new MyCAREER experience, which is directed, produced and written by filmmaker Spike Lee.

"Guide your MyPLAYER through the complete NBA journey, take control of an entire NBA franchise, or hone your skills online competing against gamers from around the world. With animations that provide smoother movement and more realistic articulation, and a unique cover design featuring NBA stars Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and James Harden, it's certain to be the most authentic NBA gaming experience yet," says the Xbox Store.

Customers who purchase the game during the week will also be able to keep their achievements as well as Gamerscore.

Xbox Live members have the option to download the game by visiting the Gold Members area. Gamers can also download NBA 2K16 from the Xbox Store.

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