Behind the scenes of AO Tennis 2
En route to Melbourne to learn more about the second official AO Tennis video game
AO Tennis 2 | Behind the Scenes Dev Diary
Lesquin, France, December 2, 2019 – BIGBEN and Big Ant Studios are pleased to unveil a new video for AO Tennis 2, the second game in the official Australia Open series. In this developer diary, Big Ant’s passionate team welcomes us to their Melbourne office to give a behind-the-scenes look at the new features of the game, which will release on January 9th on consoles and PC.
The full Australian Open experience
For AO Tennis 2, the developers worked side by side with the team at Tennis Australia to offer a comprehensive and immersive simulation of the first of the year's four Grand Slam events. Tennis lovers will have access to a completely accurate replication of the Melbourne Park sports complex and its three main courts, on which thousands of spectators witness incredible drama and athleticism every year.
Accurate replicated official content
From Melbourne’s courts to the athletes’ uniforms and behaviours, no effort has been spared to reproduce the atmosphere and intensity of the competition as things heat up in the peak of the Australian summer. Playing in the shoes of the legendary Rafael Nadal, Australia’s own home-grown world #1, Ash Barty, or any of the other stars available in the game, AO Tennis 2 makes the player feel the gravitas of these powerhouse match-ups.
Brand-new career mode
To fully immerse yourself into the world of professional tennis, players need to prove themselves in the conference room and on the court. As part of the new career mode in AO Tennis 2, players will have to manage their reputation in front of the media and public. Just like in real life, tension is palpable during matches and outside the courts!
Whether playing online or locally, AO Tennis 2 offers hours of entertainment, challenge, and competition. Tennis enthusiasts will also be able to play AO Tennis 2 on the Nintendo Switch™, with a version that’s as feature-rich and deep as the one on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation®4.
AO Tennis 2 is planned for release on January 9, 2020 on PC, PS4™, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™.
About Big Ant Studios
Big Ant Studios Pty Ltd, a privately owned and operated independent game developer and publisher, is one of Australia’s largest and longest-running game development studios, having developed and published games from historic platforms including the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation®Portable, through to PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™. Best known for producing high quality sports titles, Big Ant Studios have developed the highest selling AFL, Rugby League, Lacrosse and Cricket games of all time.
BIGBEN, a leading publisher of video games on PC and consoles, is known for its creativity and innovation. After its acquisition of four development studios (Cyanide, Eko, KT Racing and Spiders), which are all internationally recognised for their expertise in different genres, BIGBEN is strengthening its position as a developer and publisher of premium games and is aiming to become the world's leading AA publisher. www.bigben.fr
Company listed on Euronext Paris, compartment B – Index: CAC SMALL – Eligible SRD long | ISN: FR0000074072 ; Reuters: BIGPA ; Bloomberg: BIGFP |SALES 2018-2019: 245,5M€ | HEADCOUNT: 600 employees | INTERNATIONAL: 13 subsidiaries and a distribution network in 115 countries. www.bigben-group.com