While CES is mostly known as an event to showcase the latest tech hardware, software makers do make an appearance from time to time. This year SEGA is using their ties to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to showcase Virtua Tennis Challenge, and Android version of the popular tennis title. SEGA says the game has been designed with touchscreen controls specifically in mind, but it has been designed to map flawlessly with the slide-out gamepad of the Xperia Play. Though graphics probably won’t look as great as the PS3 version (pictured above), Virtua Tennis has been optimized for devices using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform, which should offer a respectable presentation on mobile devices. Here is SEGA’s full statement.
SEGA SERVES UP SNEAK PREVIEW OF VIRTUA TENNIS CHALLENGE AT CES 2012
SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Virtua TennisTM Challenge will be making its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week, January 10-13, during a special invitation-only showing in the Sony suite at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas hotel.
Virtua Tennis Challenge has been designed specifically for mobile experiences and touch screens. The title is also being optimized specially for the Xperia Play and the Qualcomm Snapdragon systems, and features some of the best graphics ever seen in the smartphone tennis game market.