Siobhan Aslett06.30.2016

Leading omni-channel casino games supplier, Playtech, has announced the launch of a virtual tennis product. The game has gone live after a year of motion capture initiatives, design and development.

Playtech took over one of the Warner Bros. studios in the UK for three weeks in order to capture the images needed for the game with the use of more than 100 cameras. Playtech worked with a team of sportsmen and women in a simulated competitive environment to capture hundreds of hours of footage.

The filming used similar techniques and technology as were used in popular action films such as James Bond’s Quantum of Solace, Godzilla and Avatar. The outcome has been described by the company as “as close to the real game as anyone has ever achieved.” The product features true to life action, realistic gameplay and pre-match betting markets.

“Our virtual tennis product is unlike anything the industry has ever seen and feels as if you are courtside watching a Grand Slam,” described Elliot Norris, head of virtual sports at Playtech.

“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 has been expanding its virtual sports product portfolio and operators are able to choose from a range of options including the new tennis game, football, greyhounds, horse racing, speedway and velodrome. A basketball product is being developed for release later this year.

Players can now enjoy the virtual tennis game on all channels and devices, including online, via mobile or in retail, making it accessible to a wide range of customers.