MATCHPOINT – Tennis Championships FAQ | Kalypso Media Blog

18. January 2022

MATCHPOINT – Tennis Championships FAQ

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Genre:Tennis Simulation
Release date:Spring 2022
Age rating:ESRB: EVERYONE, PEGI 3, USK 0, CERO A, Livre (Brazil), General (Australia)
Platforms:Windows PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo SwitchTM
About the game:

The season starts now – grab your racket and become the world’s next tennis champion!

Your opponent is on the court and the crowd waits for a promising challenger for the grand finale…  Are you ready for Matchpoint?

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships is a modern take on tennis, featuring a true-to-life on-court experience supported by a deep career mode and unique rivalry system.

The game places a strong focus on tactical realism, positioning and aiming, allowing the player to move their superstar in exactly the right way to get the most out of their shots.

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships combines slick character animations, authentic ball physics and enhanced player control to replicate the realistic rhythm of the game – every swing and hit feeling unique and satisfying.

Features:
  • Enter the world of professional Tennis. Matchpoint – Tennis Championships offers a deep career mode featuring a unique merit-based ranking system. 
  • Create your own 3D tennis star. Choose your look, fashion and play style with an array of customization options including true to life techniques such as left-or right-handed, onehanded or twohanded backhand.
  • Dominate the court as a tennis professional. Matchpoint – Tennis Championships features 16 real-life international tennis stars from the professional circuit, including Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori, Amanda Anisimova.
  • Fully customize your athlete and wearables. From rackets to clothing, the game features gear from all of tennis’ name-brands including Babolat, YONEX, HEAD, and many more. Unlock special equipment by winning competitive matches.
  • Master all strokes and shots in grand style. Determine the outcome of a rally by choosing the best technique for the time: top spin, flat, lob or slice shot.
  • Take on opponents in local or online matches. Play against a cunning AI or face your friends and rivals on the court via local sessions and online cross-play.
  • Study your rival’s moves and tactics. Watch your opponents and get to know their strengths and weaknesses to gain a tactical advantage before you even hit the court.
  • Practice makes perfect: hire a personal coach to hone your skills. Buff your strengths and diminish your weaknesses with an in-game coaching system of individual training modules.
  • Fine-tune your tactics in Practice and Mini-Game modes: Jump into a variety of mini-games to hone your perfect game and become a force to be reckoned with on the court.
  • Compete in exhibition matches at spectacular venues around the globe. Each court has its own characteristics; study your arenas of play and adapt your game to grass, clay and hard courts.
  • Replay mode. Breakpoint or deciding match point, capture your fiercest rallies on film and study the outcomes to improve your game.

On which platforms will Matchpoint – Tennis Championships be released?

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships will be released on 7th July 2022 with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass and will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4|5 and Windows PC as a Standard as well as a Legends Edition! 🌟

When will Matchpoint – Tennis Championships be released? 

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships will be released on July 7th, 2022.

Will Matchpoint – Tennis Championships offer modding support?

No, there is currently no modding support planned.

What engine will be used in Matchpoint – Tennis Championships? 

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships is developed in the Unity Engine and relies on the most advanced deterministic Photon Quantum technology for an optimal multiplayer gameplay experience.

Who develops Matchpoint – Tennis Championships?

Torus Games, based in Australia, is developing the game.

What gameplay options do I have to choose from in Matchpoint – Tennis Championships?

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships offers a deep career mode featuring matches against a cunning AI and a merit-based ranking system.  If you seek the ultimate challenge, you can also face your friends and rivals on the court via competitive matchmaking and local sessions.

Is it possible to create your own player in Matchpoint – Tennis Championships?

Yes, you can create your own tennis pro with different options for your character. Choose your look, fashion and play style (e. g. left- or right-handed, one-handed or two-handed backhand).

In Matchpoint – Tennis Championships, everything depends on choice and you’ll have to adapt your player to your play style – making the most of your abilities to become the world’s number 1. From rackets to clothing, the game features gear from all of tennis’ name-brands including Babolat, YONEX, HEAD, and many more. Unlock special equipment by winning competitive matches for even more character customization possibilities.

What makes Matchpoint – Tennis Championships special?

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships will be the most accurate and realistic tennis simulation for tennis enthusiasts while not on the court. Motion capturing, realistic physics, tactical gameplay and attention to detail makes the game feel truly immersive. This includes never-before-seen motion blending, allowing continuous movement. The unique physics engine allows player control of spin, speed, depth and ball curve.

Your success depends solely on your skills and improvements as you strive to become the best player possible. This is because Matchpoint – Tennis Championships was developed specifically with competition and e-sports in mind.

How do my players get better in Matchpoint – Tennis Championships?

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships offers several complex training options as well as mini-games to help you become a better player. In career mode, your own tennis pro can be trained in individual skills such as strength, fitness and backhand to eventually become number 1 in the rankings.

Are officially licensed players included in Matchpoint – Tennis Championships?

16 officially licensed players from around the world are playable or can compete in nail-biting and exciting duels on the court. Among them are active male and female professionals.

Compete on court as or against stars like Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Kei Nishikori, Garbiñe Muguruza, Taylor Fritz, Victoria Azarenka and many more.

Can I participate in tournaments in Career Mode?

You have the opportunity to participate in over 65 different, particularly challenging, fictional tennis tournaments around the world.

Will Matchpoint – Tennis Championships include a multiplayer mode? 

Yes, you can compete with a friend in exciting two-player matches online and locally.

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships deterministic multiplayer allows the game to operate with the smallest delay possible.

The game will also feature advanced matchmaking with leaderboards and opponents based on skill level to create a challenge for everyone from beginners to tennis aces.

How can I improve in Multiplayer?

In Matchpoint – Tennis Championships you have the same level playing field throughout and only your skill, tactics and your mastery of the game will determine who will be victorious on the court.

To improve in Matchpoint – Tennis Championships you must work on yourself as a player and master your timing, tactic, shots, strokes and positioning.

Can I play a demo of Matchpoint – Tennis Championships? Yes, there is a free demo for Matchpoint – Tennis Championships on Steam that allows you hands on experience before the official launch.

There is a demo available for Windows PC on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1345760/Matchpoint__Tennis_Championships/

– featuring two game modes for Matchpoint – Tennis Championships: Quick play and tutorial; both can be selected from the main menu.

All other game modes – career mode, training and practice – will follow with the full version of the game upon release.
In addition local multiplayer mode is enabled in Quick play and matches can be played on the hard court stadium over a full set or tiebreak.

From the full set of 16 licenced players, the demo lets you test how gameplay will be with Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori, Andrey Rublev, Benoît Paire, Amanda Anisimova and Heather Watson.

Will Matchpoint – Tennis Championships work with a controller? 

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships offers full controller support, including Xbox, Steam and PlayStation controllers.

Will Matchpoint – Tennis Championships also feature doubles?

No, we are currently only focusing on 1on1 duels on the court. 

What are the gameplay and animation differences between the players i

In Matchpoint – Tennis Championships, all players have different attributes, and the computer-controlled player behaves differently thanks to playstyles that differ.
Animations used by the players depend on their attributes and the corresponding appropriate animation for the authentic experience, while also accounting for their attributes. For example, you will notice visual differences in animations from a player with a backhand attribute at 90, compared to a player with a backhand attribute at 70. To create a realistic look and feel, Matchpoint – Tennis Championships features more than 1300 high-quality motion capture animations that immerse you in a realistic tennis match.

What PC hardware do I need to play the Matchpoint – Tennis Championships demo?

The demo of Matchpoint – Tennis Championships only supports the Windows operating system version 10 or higher.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM:
OS: 64-bit Windows 10
CPU: AMD FX-8300 / Intel i3-6100 (at 3,5 GHz) or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia 780 3GB / AMD R9 285 2GB or better dedicated GPU (with at least 2GB dedicated VRAM)
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 6 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 11 soundcard
Additional Notes: DirectX Version 11 and Shader Model 5.1.

RECOMMENDED:
OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or higher
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 / Intel i5-7400 (at 3,0 GHz) or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD RX 590 8GB / Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB or better dedicated GPU (with at least 6 GB dedicated VRAM)
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 6 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 11 soundcard
Additional Notes: DirectX Version 11 and Shader Model 5.1.

What languages will Matchpoint – Tennis Championships support?

The game will support English and German commentator voice.

Text will also be available in French, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Czech, Dutch, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian and Arabic.