In disappointing news to rugby gamers everywhere, Rugby Challenge 4 has been delayed.
Announced on the official Rugby Challenge Facebook page, developers Wicked Witch and publisher Tru Blu confirmed that the game will not release in December 2019 as initially projected, but will instead hit shelves in 2020.
“Apologies for the silence since our announcement for Rugby Challenge 4. We are still hard at work making a great rugby game, but it will not make it in time for the initially proposed December release. There will be more updates and details posted early in the new year.”
The delay announcement seems somewhat expected, as very little information on the game has been posted since its initial reveal, causing many to suspect that development on the game is still underway.
As for what we do know, Rugby Challenge 4, will include some new features and enhanced gameplay from the previous release, including improved solo and multiplayer modes, a Create a Pro mode which will allow players to climb through the ranks, and a revamped Career Mode.
New visual effects ranging from dynamic lighting, weather and field wear have also been included, and set-plays will make an appearance for the first-time in the franchise, allowing players to choose from a variety of tactics for added strategy on the field.
Sidhe has confirmed that 300 licensed players will feature in the game, with photorealistic likenesses from over 25 licensed teams.
From the official website, it’s confirmed that the Wallabies, All Blacks, Springboks, and England will all be licensed in the game, with more licensing details to be announced soon.