Today at GamesCom in Germany, Sega announced the next title in their Virtua Tennis franchise, Virtua Tennis 4. While this typically wouldn’t be that big of deal, what makes it interesting is what the game supports. It will be fully compatible with Sony’s PlayStation Move. So, I bet you can already imagine playing tennis with the move controller, eh? Sounds pretty cool, don’t you think?
This will allow the game to track your hand movements very precisely, from broad swings to subtle flicks of your wrist. This isn’t to mention it will be able to track the speed and angle at which you hit a ball, which, ultimately, determines how fast the ball travels and where it lands.
Virtua Tennis 4 will also support 3D technology, which is another big push Sony is making in recent months. The console manufactuer even comments on Sega’s support of their technologies in the press release.
“Virtua Tennis 4 is a fantastic example of how our 3rd Party partners are seeing the potential not just in PlayStation Move, but also 3D,” said Simon Rutter, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at SCEE. “The combination of both Move and 3D offers an entirely new gaming experience and one that has the potential to completely change how people interact with their entertainment. Virtua Tennis 4 shows how this technology can be implemented and we are very excited to be working with SEGA on this.”
Of course, aside from the visual presentation and control mechanisms, there are also tons of additional features that will be showcased within the title, as well, but we’ll have to hold out a bit for those. Check below for some screens that were released along with the announcement. Tennis fans, rejoice!