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Tennis On-Court PS VR2 game release date, news & gameplay

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Perp Games are ready to serve up something special with Tennis On-Court for PS VR2. This is the first tennis simulator for PlayStation’s virtual reality system — promising “the most true to life tennis experience” ever seen in a console game. Sounds ace!

Tennis On-Court puts you in the shoes of a player dreaming of climbing up the world rankings. You’ll be able to slice, smash, lob and volley to victory across six different stadiums with clay, grass and hard courts. So, if you fancy yourself as an all-surface expert like Novak Djokovic, then Tennis On-Court should test your skills to the limit.

Trust us, there’s a lot to love about this upcoming game. It’ll have you up off the sofa and hitting winners from the very first set! Read on to find out everything there is to know about Tennis On-Court PS VR2. From the release date and price to the super interactive gameplay.

What is Tennis On-Court PS VR2’s release date?

Tennis On-Court PS VR2 swings its way onto PlayStation 5 on October 20th, 2023. You’ll be able to perfect your forehand in no time. And if you’re preparing yourself for next year’s tour, this game’s coming out at just the right time.

How much will Tennis On-Court PS VR2 cost?

If you struggle with pulling the trigger on new games, then Tennis On-Court won’t have you stuck at deuce for very long. It’ll cost you only £34.99, which is an absolute steal for a new Playstation 5 title.

Can I pre-order Tennis On-Court PS VR2?

Physical and digital pre-orders for Tennis On-Court PS VR2 are available through the PlayStation Store. And you won’t need to use hawkeye to find it on the Currys website. You can pre-order it right now to hit the court on launch day. Oh, and if you enter code TOC15 at checkout — you’ll save 15%.

Tennis On-Court PS VR2 platforms and crossplay

The clue is in the title when it comes to Tennis On-Court PS VR2. This game can only be played on PlayStation 5, and you’ll need the official VR2 headset and sense controllers too.

Having said that, a version of the game has been buyable on Meta Quest for a few months already. But if you’re worried about Meta Quest users having an advantage — don’t sweat it. That’s because crossplay won’t be available, so you’ll have to serve against other VR2 users in online multiplayer mode. But more on that later.

How to play Tennis On-Court PS VR2

If you remember Wii Sports tennis, well… let’s just say Tennis On-Court PS VR2 is a lot more realistic! With the PS VR2 headset, you’ll be immersed in a crowded-out court and cheered into intense baseline battles against your opponents. Use the sense controllers to strike fast forehand winners or ease cheeky dropshots over the net to catch your rivals off guard.

Do you prefer a smooth one-handed backhand like Federer? Or a powerful two-handed backhand like Serena? Either will work! And you can even play with your ball before serving. So, if you have a superstitious pre-serve ritual like Nadal — knock yourself out (not literally though, please).

Oh, that reminds us. You’ll need to make sure you have a minimum play area of 2m x 2m if you’re planning on standing when playing Tennis On-Court PS VR2. We’re not responsible if you shatter a chandelier when going for an overhead smash. But if you’re nursing a leg or foot injury, then you can play the game sitting down. Just make sure you have enough space to move your arms so you don’t knock your cat off the sofa.

How many hours of gameplay will Tennis On-Court PS VR2 have?

No pre-match predictions from us here. We really don’t know. As there’s no obvious career mode, it looks like Tennis On-Court PS VR2 is more of an experiential kind of game — as you’d expect with most VR stuff. It’s all about the cool, physical gameplay rather than reaching goals or moving onto the next level. But the game does offer various modes to keep you busy, which we’ll explain in a bit.

What are Tennis On-Court PS VR2’s main factions/characters?

Unfortunately, you won’t be playing against any of the Big Three in this tennis title. In fact, no famous names from the official tour will face off against you in Tennis On-Court PS VR2 — but that’s okay. You’ll still have your own customisable player, who’ll challenge fierce AI opponents with all motion-captured animations. Honestly, it’s like you’re playing against a human!

What Tennis On-Court PS VR2 features are player-customisable?

There are plenty of ways to get creative in Tennis On-Court PS VR2. Off the bat (or racket, in this case) you’ll be able to choose between Arcade or Realistic modes for casual or authentic gameplay. You’ll also have 3 different movement types to select: Teleport, Automatic or Manual. And if you struggle to get a grip at first — assists like Service Hit Assist, Position Assist, Ball Trajectory Correction will help you keep the ball inside the white lines.

Now, let’s get to you. Your 3D male or female avatar is fully customisable, and you can change everything from your clothes to your haircut, skin tone and even which hand you want to hold your racket in. And speaking of rackets, you’ll have thirteen types to try out — each with different characteristics to match with your playing style.

There are six incredible stadiums for you to surround yourself with too, all inspired by real-world venues. They’ll also have different “evolutive” surfaces (clay, grass and hard) that’ll offer “world class physics” — according to Perp Games. Master them all, and you’ll rise to world number one in no time.

What are the different Tennis On-Court PS VR2 game mode options?

There are a few modes to bounce between in Tennis On-Court. But it’d probably be best to hone your skills before entering any tournaments. After all, no tennis player wants to start a match with a double fault! With five training modes, Tennis On-Court lets you work on your forehand, backhand, serve, volley and smash for a well-rounded armoury of winning shots. Your first opponent won’t know what’s hit them.

Solo mode serves up an AI player in a one-on-one match. You can select between four difficulty levels for the right balance of skill, and even decide whether you want your opponent to be right or left-handed. Not everyone wants to play a potential 5-set marathon either. So luckily, Tennis On-Court PS VR2 also lets you decide how many sets and games in each set you want to play.

Online multiplayer mode is where the magic’s at though. You’ll be able to play with your friends in singles (1 vs 1) or doubles (2 vs 2) matches or compete against anyone in the Friendly Match mode. Want to prove you’re the best? Try Ranked Matches and keep winning to ascend the online championship table. And if you need a breather? Spectator mode lets you watch your friends or future opponents performing in real-time. You might learn something!

Will Tennis On-Court PS VR2 have a multiplayer mode?

Tennis is a game that requires at least two people. Bouncing a ball off a wall just isn’t as fun. Like we said, you can face-off against your friends in singles or doubles matches online or play against anyone in Friendly and Ranked matches.

Want to stay up to date with all the latest releases? Check out our upcoming games page right here. And if you want to learn more about VR and where it’s headed, read our AR vs VR article.

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