Lesquin, France - August 31 2023 – NACON and Big Ant Studios have announced the new release date for Rugby 24, now available from January 30 2024 on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC. The studio set out its reasons for changing from its original plan to coincide with the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
“Ever since we began developing the game Rugby 24, our goal has been to create the best simulation and most complete game possible. The team has been working hard to adjust the gameplay, represent the sport as accurately as possible and integrate all the officially licensed teams, which include over 130 countries and 15 leagues.
With this massive expansion in content, the development of the game has taken more time than we originally planned, and we have also had difficulty gaining access to some of the top teams’ players to capture 3D photos (photogrammetry) prior to the World Cup. As we want to bring the most authentic and complete rugby game to date, we have taken the difficult decision to push back the Rugby 24 release date to 30 January 2024, on the eve of the Six Nations tournament. This extra time will also aid development and allow us to further enhance gameplay.
While it is truly heartbreaking to miss the Rugby World Cup, we are convinced that this is the right decision, one that will enable you to experience your passion in a great game. Thank you for your understanding, patience, and support. See you soon with more information about Rugby 24.”
Scheduled for release on January 30 2024 on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC, Rugby 24 is being developed by Big Ant Studios, an expert in successful sports games such as AO Tennis 2, Tennis World Tour 2 and AFL 23. With an ambitious content of more than 130 national teams, 15 leagues and innovative gameplay for even more realism, Rugby 24 sets out to offer the most complete rugby simulation to date.