Tennis sim Top Spin 4 teased more realistic controls when it was announced three months ago; a retail listing says it’ll continue sports gaming’s trend of moving commands to the right analogue stick. A singleplayer career mode also is coming.
“My Player,” which debuted in MLB 2K10 last spring and has been a moderate success in 2K’s NBA series for two years, will arrive with Top Spin. The game also will feature “all new intuitive controls” and a player roster featuring 25 current professionals “dozens of talented up-and-comers” as well as licensed superstars from the past.
Top Spin, like much of the rest of the pro tennis tour, has been a solid entrant in sports gaming without much attention. On their face these features don't represent the kind of game-changer that will drag people over to the sport. But PlayStation Move support - and 2K's NBA game was the first major title on the platform - might.
Top Spin 4 is due for release in February.