Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:42am 05/12/17 | 0 Comments
Hint, the AO stands for Australian Open, hence the timing. So yeah, AO Tennis represents an actual digital tennis game. Perhaps the first in a long while, our tennis memories are a little vague after Sega's Virtua Tennis series. Developed by local studio Big Ant, AO Tennis is being built with the participation of Tennis Australia and will feature a line-up of both local and international stars.
Like the cover stars Rafael Nadal and Angelique Kerber.
Like with the successful Ashes Cricket, Big Ant has taken to extensive use of scanning a data to recreate in-game performances of its Tennis superstars.
“With previous tennis games, the world #1 would be challenging to beat, because his or her in-game attributes would be set to merely make fewer errors. That worked well at the time, but we’ve taken things to the next level,” Big Ant CEO, Ross Symons, said. “In AO Tennis Rafael Nadal is the hardest player to beat because in game he plays like his real-life counterpart; he plays a game style befitting the #1 player in the world.”
“We wanted to ensure this is the most authentic tennis video game ever created, so that our fans can not only have a great AO experience, but a great tennis video game experience. On top of all of that, they get a tennis experience from the couch which we hope leads them on to the court,” Tennis Australia CEO and Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said.
AO Tennis launches in time for the Australian Open, January 16, on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.