NACON and Eko Software have announced the next part in their Rugby series, Rugby 22. Rugby 22 will release in January 2022 on PC, and promises to be better than its predecessor in almost all areas.
As the press release reads, the development studio has used all its expertise in sports games (Handball 21, Rugby 18 and Rugby 20) and is making many improvements to this latest simulation. This includes more realistic AI, improved difficulty that adapts better to each player’s level, and more lifelike star-player faces. The game will be also using photogrammetry.
Benoît Clerc, Head of Publishing at NACON, explained:
“Rugby 22 continues and builds upon the great work started by Eko Software on the previous two games. We want to offer rugby fans the most authentic and complete experience possible with updated gameplay that has incorporated many improvements based on player feedback on the previous titles and by including official teams and competitions never seen before in a rugby simulation.”
Naturally, the game will feature all the official teams and competitions. Additionally, players can find the top leagues with all the official clubs, as well as the major national teams like France, Italy, Ireland and Japan to name a few. Furthermore, Rugby 22 will let fans play as the sport’s current star players and choose their favorite teams to compete against their friends in multiplayer.
Stay tuned for more!