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Rugby 15 leaked gameplay, licensing details

New alleged details regarding HB Studios’ upcoming Rugby 15 video game emerge.

*Box art is a fan mock-up

*Box art is a fan mock-up

Following the announcement that Rugby 15 was in development for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita and PC, rumours have emerged regarding when we will see some footage from the highly-anticipated HB Studios title.

A source who spoke to a PR person from Big Ben Studios (the publisher of the game) suggests that developer HB Studios will showcase the game at the E3 video game expo taking place 10-12 June, and an official trailer to be released showing the game in action.

In a second piece of juicy news, it’s said that the license deal for the Aviva Premiership will potentially be acquired for the game. This is still rumour, but if true, the game will then feature all licences for the French Top 14, French Pro D2 league and the English clubs.

The game will be the first next generation Rugby title from the Canadian-based studio, which previously created Rugby World Cup 2011 and Rugby 08.

“With this new sport simulation we are pursuing our strategy of moving upmarket with strong licences and quality partnerships, as with HB Studios,” declared Alain Falc, CEO of Bigben Interactive. ”Today it gives us great pleasure to announce the very first rugby game on new generation consoles with the TOP 14 and the PRO D2, thanks to the support of the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (French Rugby Association). We are certain that fans of the sport will enjoy it!”

The game will feature teams from the 2014/2015 season.

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