Playtech launches best ever Virtual Tennis
Playtech, the world’s leading Omni-channel gaming
software and services supplier, has delivered the world’s most realistic
virtual sports product with its new smash hit tennis game, live across
all platforms, channels and devices.
Following a year-long process of exhaustive and record-breaking
motion capture initiatives at Warner Bros Studios and 3D design and
modelling work at the Playtech Studios, both in the UK, Playtech Virtual
Tennis is as close to the real game as anyone has ever achieved with
mind-blowing graphics, gameplay and extensive betting opportunities.
Virtual Tennis is available online, in retail, and on mobile and
includes comprehensive lifelike action, pre-match betting markets,
realistic gameplay and incredible attention to detail including dynamic
cloth physics with players’ shirts moving as they stretch to hit a
backhand cross-court winner.
All Playtech’s virtual sports products are future proof and developed with tournament, matches and leagues in mind.
Working with Warner Bros. Studios the product began life in the
summer of 2015 using the most advanced systems and technology available
today. Playtech attempted a feat no other gaming or film company had
ever taken on, taking over one of Warner Bros. Studios’ largest film
stages for three weeks and installing more than 100 cameras – worth in
excess of £5 million and with positional accuracy down to 0.5mm – to
capture the most realistic, accurate and authentic images for next
generation Virtual Sports content.
It is the largest motion capture project ever attempted with
Playtech’s Virtual Sports team using professional sportsmen and women in
competition conditions and techniques and technology used in films such
Avatar, Godzilla and James Bond’s Quantum of Solace, in order to capture hundreds of hours of movement and footage.
The result is the industry’s most graphically advanced, leading
Virtual Sports product. This innovation, however is not restricted to
graphical development alone. Playtech also concentrated heavily on
back-end simulation, ensuring real-life football, tennis and basketball
was replicated from a gameplay, user experience and an odds and betting
Playtech licensees are able to choose from a host of virtual sports
including tennis, football, horse-racing, greyhounds, velodrome, and
speedway with basketball available later this year.
Elliott Norris, Head of Virtual Sports, Playtech, said: “Our
Virtual Tennis product is unlike anything the industry has ever seen and
feels as if you are courtside watching a Grand Slam.
“The team has done a phenomenal job and we’re delighted and
incredibly proud of the results. The graphics are mind-blowing and we
are the only company able to offer full sports simulations meaning that
betting and gameplay are as realistic as possible
,” Norris added.