Like tennis? You’ll no doubt love Roland Garros and today Bigben are found delivering details of the Tennis World Tour – Roland-Garros Edition.
Back in the summer of 2018, gamers across the world were treated to a bit of an ace-smashing battle, as two new tennis games arrived on the scene, attempting to wow the racket brigade with spot on game mechanics, the inclusion of real-life players, and the opportunity to pull off the odd smash, back-hand and lob like the best of them.
AO International Tennis and Tennis World Tour were the games, and whilst the former easily won the set, the latter of the two was left flagging. Since that time though, Bigben have implemented a ton of updates and gameplay fixes, ensuring that the game that initially released – the one reviewed by us, no less – has moved on in recent times.
Now though Bigben are going big once more, with the arrival of Tennis World Tour – Roland-Garros Edition – a whole year after the release of the original.
Tennis World Tour – Roland-Garros Edition is a brand new edition of the game which will include all the previous content and updates, as it launches on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC in May 2019. This should in turn mean that the Roland-Garros edition delivers the most optimised tennis experience so far, with notable improvements to the online mode, reworks to the gameplay and the AI, and enhancements to the overall gaming experience thanks to a detailed facial customisation system and the addition of cinematics and animations.
What’s more, the Tennis World Tour – Roland-Garros Edition will be even closer to reality, as new motion capture sessions have also been performed to provide the game with realistic movements on clay courts.
Further to this, a collaboration with the FFT has made it possible to add official content, especially the three major stadiums of the Roland-Garros tournament, which will be represented exactly as they will be once current construction projects are finished.
The Roland-Garros Edition will include:
- The Tennis World Tour game released in 2018, with the 12 updates that have been released since then integrated into the game
- 1 new male and 2 new female players who will be revealed soon
- The content of the Legends edition, which notably includes André Agassi and John McEnroe as playable characters
- The new major Roland-Garros courts: Philippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, and Simonne-Mathieu
- The central court of the Mutua Madrid Open, “La Caja Magica”
- Events available in career mode: the Mutua Madrid Open in May and a Roland-Garros event in June
If you are one of those who purchased Tennis World Tour initially, then you’ll be able to add in the Roland-Garros Edition’s content as a separate purchase. Don’t forget, there’s a bit of esports action going down too.
We’ll be sure to let you know once it arrives.