A sequel to AO International Tennis has been announced called AO Tennis 2. It will be out in January 2020.
As reported by Operation Sports, the game is again developed by Big Ant Studios and will be published by BIGBEN.
The release date for AO Tennis 2 is January 9th, 2020 and it will be available for PC and consoles.
The game is officially licensed by the Australian Open and features the likes of Rafael Nadal, Ash Barty, Angélique Kerber and many more.
For more about the game, read the press release info posted down below. The original game wasn’t well received at launch, but things improved when the developer added better update patches in the coming months.
We are thrilled to be working with a publisher that has the experience and heritage in sports games that BIGBEN does,” said Ross Symons, Founder and CEO of Big Ant Studios. “AO Tennis has a passionate community of tennis fans, and with BIGBEN we have been able to craft the complete experience that every fan of the sport will love.”
“We are delighted to be working with Big Ant Studios on the next AO Tennis. They have already demonstrated their expertise in sports simulations. We quickly became enthusiastic about their talented team, which is made up of passionate developers who listen to their player community. This partnership will enrich BIGBEN’s catalogue of sports simulations that are suitable for both experienced and casual gamers,” said Benoît Clerc, Head of Publishing at BIGBEN.
“Each day, we are constantly looking for ways to enable our fans to engage more deeply and more often with the Australian Open, and having the opportunity to play AO Tennis fully immerses them in this incredible event,” Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said. “The player feedback from our first game was overwhelmingly positive and we are again proud to deliver an authentic tennis video game experience. We hope this tennis experience from the couch will also inspire future generations out onto the court.”