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Matchpoint: Tennis Championships is out today, on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. And it also launches on Xbox Game Pass.
The developer is Torus Games. And the game itself is, apparently, a very accessible one—as opposed to a more sim-heavy approach. Check out the release trailer below:
The description reads:
“Matchpoint: Tennis Championships is a modern take on tennis, featuring a true-to-life on-court experience supported by a deep career mode and unique rivalry system. The game places a strong focus on tactical realism, positioning and aiming, allowing the player to move their superstar in exactly the right way to get the most out of their shots.
“Matchpoint: Tennis Championships combines slick character animations, authentic ball physics and enhanced player control to replicate the realistic rhythm of the game—every swing and hit feeling unique and satisfying.”
It’s not a bad time to release a tennis game, because the Wimbledon semi-finals in full swing. The last tennis games that VideoGamer reviewed were Virtua Tennis 2009 and Virtua Tennis: World Tour. Tom Orry reviewed them both. On the former, he said:
“If you want a more realistic tennis experience, and better MotionPlus controls, go for Grand Slam Tennis, but SEGA’s game is unlikely to disappoint the majority.”
And on the latter, he said:
“There are a few problems that prevent it from being a true classic, but it still ranks among the best launch titles for the PSP. So, like Tim Henman, not the best in the world, but pretty damn good.”