Playtech serves an ace with new virtual tennis

Playtech Virtual Tennis
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Playtech has launched one of the world’s most realistic virtual sports product with its new tennis game, which is now live across all platforms, channels and devices.

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing a year-long process of motion capture initiatives at Warner Bros Studios and modelling work at the Playtech Studios, Playtech Virtual Tennis captures the essence of the sport with high-quality graphics, gameplay and extensive betting opportunities.

In 2015 Playtech took over one of Warner Bros Studios’ largest film stages for three weeks, installing more than 100 cameras to capture accurate and authentic images for next generation Virtual Sports content. It is the largest motion capture project ever attempted by Playtech’s Virtual Sports team, using professional sportsmen and women in competition conditions.

This resulted in one of the industry’s most graphically advanced Virtual Sports products, but 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 perspective.

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.

Elliott Norris, head of virtual sports, 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.”

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.


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