Tennis World Tour announced for 2018

Posted May 18th, 2017 at 2:15 pm

The drought of tennis video games on consoles will be coming to an end in 2018. Bigben Interactive and Breakpoint Studio today announced Tennis World Tour, which will feature over 30 licensed tennis stars including Roger Federer, Gaël Monfils, and Angelique Kerber.

Bigben has published a large number of games with some sports-related ones like rugby, handball, and racing. Developer Breakpoint appears to be new though they employ sports experts including some that have worked on the Top Spin series in the past. More information on Tennis World Tour is said to be coming at Gamescom which takes place in late August.

This desire to provide a faithful tennis simulation translates into demanding gameplay during rally, a wide range of playing styles and a strategic preparation that influences the course of each match.

This will be the first tennis game to release on the current generation of consoles. The last ones made were Grand Slam Tennis 2 in 2012 and both Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4 in 2011. The cost of development, and especially the licensing of individual athletes, venues, and tournaments, caused those companies to abandon their franchises.

  • ClubSteve

    great news…..i actually liked grand slam tennis 2 and this one can’t be worse than that.

    • Sean Patrick Sinagra

      I liked Grand Slam 2 for the ESPN broadcast presentation, but I recently picked up a used copy of Top Spin 4 & I have to say that Top Spin 4 is better, the career mode, the customization of players, the way you progress and play the minor tournaments before the major before even being eligible to play in the Grand Slam.

      In EA GS 2, they let you play in the Australian Open as a 35 OVERALL

      In Top Spin 4 you don’t have stupid mini games, you get invitations to special matches that boost your character and help them level up.

      Their career mode was incredible and I miss quality tennis gaming

  • Wavvy_Crockett

    now all i want is a Virtua Tennis remake

    • Just a guy

      That was actually the last tennis game I played.

      On the Dreamcast.

  • MoneyMayweather

    2k and EA aren’t the only ones in the Sports game business fuck what you heard.

    Saber and big ben for the win!

  • WilsonRamos

    Used to love the old topspin and virtua tennis

  • LenInFlux

    Good to hear some of the devs from Top Spin 4 will be working on the game….Top Spin 4 was a great simulation and had a terrific career mode. The only flaw was that once you started a match you couldn’t save it and finish it later….I didn’t have the attention span to sit there and play a best of 5 set match and would have loved to be able to save it after a completed set and pick things up later.