After the bitterness for the Djokovic affair, tennis fans can smile again thanks to a new hyper realistic video game.
Kalypso Media and Australia’s Torus Games have announced a new tennis game, titled Matchpoint – Tennis Championships, which aims to make people forget the Djokovic affair. Also because, curiously but not too much, the Serb was not in the roster of tennis players available at the launch of the game in spring 2022. Djokovic’s exclusion is not due to his no-vax positions nor to the recent dispute with the Australian Open. , since something similar had already happened for licensing reasons with AO Tennis 2 (the Australian Open game, actually).
Not Djokovic, but realistic tennis –
Matchpoint – Tennis Championships will be available in Spring 2022 on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC and Nintendo Switch. The “simulator”, as it is defined in a press release, “focuses on realistic scenarios and player reactions in the exciting world of tennis. Using the right tactics, intelligent player positioning and the use of authentic ball physics that are central to the gameplay, players will be able to compete in tennis tournaments and competitions around the world.”
16 players at the start –
At launch, 16 popular tennis stars will be integrated into Matchpoint. From the current number two in the world ranking Danil Medvedev, to other top 10 players in the ATP World Rankings such as Garbine Muguruza, Andrey Rublev, Casper Ruud and Hubert Hurkaczs. It will also be possible to select other famous players such as Nick Kyrgios, Benoit Paire, Heather Watson, Hugo Gaston, Madison Keys, Victoria Azarenka, Carlos Alcaraz and Pablo Carreno Busta. Taylor Fritz, Amanda Anisimova and Kei Nishikori will be available at launch and along with Garbine Muguruza and Danill Medvedev expressed their excitement for the game in this video. Not just tennis players, though: there will also be sports and fashion brands like Uniqlo, Nike and Head, to make players’ gear authentic.
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