Virtua Tennis 4 to Utilize Kinect

Posted January 20th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Sega has officially announced that Virtua Tennis 4 will support Kinect for Xbox 360 as well as Playstation Move and Wii MotionPlus. In doing so it becomes the first tennis offering to offer Kinect implementation. The closest thing currently would be table tennis in Kinect Sports which was good enough to show some of the potential that could be realized by extending the technology to a full-on tennis game. Of course the motion controls are optional and the game can be played using standard controllers on all systems.

Virtua Tennis 4 will add an off-court element to the career mode, include a momentum meter during matches, and provide an expanded online feature set. The roster includes such players as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray along with seven champions new to the series like Juan Martín Del Potro, Fernando Gonzalez, Caroline Wozniacki and Laura Robson. No release date has been set though it is expected this spring and would make the most sense landing sometime in May or June.