The development team at Breakpoint is quickly approaching the launch of their ambitious new sports title, Tennis World Tour, which was announced in October 2017. Today, the team reveals the first career mode details in a new gameplay trailer and it looks like the strategic approach players will need in the realistic tennis bouts will be needed to advance in the robust career mode.
In the career mode, players will start out at the bottom of the top 100 players in the world in the men or women's rankings. Not only are you focused on taking down your opponents and improving, you must set a workout schedule and steadily improve your form along the way.
Each month is separated into two two-week blocks. For each, you'll have to decide what activities to prioritize. You can choose to play in a tournament or exhibition match, but you'll also want to take the time to rest and improve your character's health. The fatigue build-up from matches isn't your only concern, as travel fatigue is also taken into consideration. If you tread poorly here, the player can end up injured and set back progress a great deal.
With well-managed health, the wins will start to accumulate along with credits. Those credits can be invested in equipment, staff, or tournament fees for the higher-end competitions. You won't always have to shell out for equipment, though, as brand sponsorships will net you some new gear as you win more frequently.
Once you've shaped up a strong competitor, you'll be able to take your avatar, plus all gear and skills, into online matches and tournaments. Stay tuned to Shacknews for more updates as we get closer to Tennis World Tour's May 22, 2018, launch on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.