While Top Spin 5 might not be likely, it looks like a spiritual successor will be coming out next year. Called Tennis World Tour, this will apparently be the new gold standard for tennis games, which is a big statement. The game will be coming in 2018 for consoles and Windows PC, so it’s confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One.
Since it’s only listed as “consoles” in the official site, we could see a Nintendo Switch version of the game. Granted, Nintendo could release another Mario Tennis title, but it wouldn’t hurt to have more titles for the console. Here is hoping that we get more details soon, since there has been a lack of good Tennis games recently.
No More Top Spin?
Despite plenty of requests, it looks like we won’t be seeing a Top Spin 5 from 2K Games anytime soon. The company has done good work with sports games like NBA 2K17 and the upcoming NBA 2K18 later this year. WWE has also been a major acquisition for the company, with many hoping that WWE 2K18 will be better.
Still, given the lack of any major Tennis games in recent years, the lack of Top Spin titles is disappointing. Tennis World Tour could fill the void for those that love Tennis, but only time will tell if it’s good. With all that being said, it’s nice having a new Tennis game coming out soon, especially with Top Spin veterans.
The Real Top Spin 5?
It might be called Top Spin 5, but Globenewswire has confirmed the inclusion of several Top Spin developers. Since many loved the Top Spin series, this should be a fun title for fans of the previous games. Expectations could be high for Tennis World Tour, though we’ll have to wait for more news to confirm that.
Sadly, fans have been burned by spiritual successors before, usually from Kickstarter projects that promised fans plenty of nostalgic fun. Mighty No. 9 is the biggest culprit for many, promising an old-school Mega Man experience that ended up being bad. Yooka-Laylee wasn’t as bad, but the camera problems and some of the gameplay elements turned off newer fans.
Here is hoping that Tennis World Tour does better than those projects did, since it doesn’t seem to be Kickstarter-fueled. Gamers can look forward to the game in 2018 for the PS4, Xbox One, PC and maybe even the Nintendo Switch.