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The ‘Rugby 20’ Closed Beta launches today

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BIGBEN and Eko Software are delighted to announce the start of the first phase of the closed beta for Rugby 20, which will release on 23 January 2020 in its final version. The beta is available now for all players who preorder the game on PlayStation™Store and the Xbox Store.

The first beta phase begins on PS4TM and Xbox One today, Thursday 12 September, and finishes 17 October. A second beta phase will directly follow on 17 October and will finish in early November. The exact end date, and dates for a third phase, will be communicated later. Pre-order, play now and share your experience and feedback with the developers on the game’s official Facebook page.

After two years in development, the teams at Eko Software are thrilled to unveil Rugby 20. With a tight focus on simulation, this edition is the fruit of considerable foundational work between the Paris-based studio and various professionals. The goal was for players to experience all the aspects that make up modern rugby: tactical changes during matches, attacking pods, passing after contact and set plays. With the international competition just around the corner, Rugby fans will find all the sport’s essential elements in the video game.

Thanks to a reworked AI, the game is even more realistic and allows for true-to-life physical and tactical clashes. The motion-captured animations and improved player models provide a better game experience, and the gameplay benefits from various new features, including multiple set-play options during different passages of play.

Content available in this beta:

  • 20 national teams from countries
  • An International Tournament mode
  • A Quick Match mode, versus the AI or local PvP
  • An Online mode for playing against a friend or an opponent via matchmaking

Rugby 20 will be available on 23 January 2020 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC.

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