Rugby fans are getting a new game next from Nacon and Eko Software, but they’ll have to wait until next year because the game is called Rugby 22. Can’t release that in 2021, can you? That’d be nuts. That would be… FIFA.
Nacon and Eko Software have announced today that they’ll be bringing the scrums and other rugby words to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC in January 2022.
The presser states that Eko Software has used all of its expertise in sports games, including the awful Handball 21, Rugby 18, and Rugby 20 to make a whole range of improvements to the game’s simulation, including better A.I, adaptive difficulty, and better graphics thanks to the use of photogrammetry (scanning real-life objects and then placing them into games.)
One would wonder, though, where are Rugby 19 and 21? Just a question…
Nacon’s head of publishing, Benoît Clerc explained the company’s vision for Rugby 22:
“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.”
When Rugby 22 releases early next year, players will be able to do scrums and other rugby things with top leagues, official clubs, and major national teams like France, Italy, Ireland, and Japan, all renowned for doing excellent rugby things.
I don’t know rugby and nobody else was around to write this.