Nacon and Eko Software have announced the Rugby 22 video game, a new title in the leading rugby franchise. The game is expected to release in January 2022 on PS5, Xbox, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. This follows a year of absence in the franchise. However, the developer says they have made many improvements to the Rugby 22 video game across various features. This includes realistic AI, the improved difficulty that adapts better to each player’s level, and focuses on improving player models and their facial features.
The developers claim that gamers can enjoy improved photogrammetry across each rugby player’s face thanks to the power of the PS5 and Xbox Seris X/S. The game will also include new official teams and competitions. In addition, the Rugby 22 video game will also include top leagues and official clubs as well as the major national teams like France, Italy, Ireland and Japan to name a few.
There is also a new feature in Rugby 22 where players can play the game as the sport’s current star. Here players will choose their favourite teams to compete against and friends to challenge in multiplayer.
Benoît Clerc, Head of Publishing at NACON said in a press release:
“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.”
Unfortunately, there’s no other information regarding the game at the moment. No screenshots or gameplay footage has been released. However, we will share all and any new information we get as we get it.