After Rugby 18 and Rugby 20, the sport takes its next step forward in Rugby 22. With refined artificial intelligence, a new difficulty mode, cleaner onboarding with new tutorials, more realistic player faces thanks to photogrammetry, and new official teams, EKO Software has gathered all the ingredients needed for a next-generation rugby experience.
Experience True Rugby
Rugby 22 is a simulation, meaning all the aspects of the sport are in there. Rucks, scrums, line-out, drops…every phase and each rule of the sport has been implemented in-game. To add to the immersion, more than 50 official teams are faithfully represented, with both their official home and away jerseys, and all the players on their rosters in the current season.
Top 14, Pro D2, and the United Rugby Championship, fans from all over the world will be able to play with some of the best rugby players on the planet. In addition to this, top national teams are also featured, including the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australian Wallabies for the first time! Combine this with France, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Italy, Japan, Fiji, and Georgia to get the full picture of the intense international matches you’ll be able to play with your friends.
A Deep Tactical Dimension
Rugby may be a contact sport, but the key to victory is often to take a tactical advantage over your opponent. Create space, use your players to their full potential, and you should find a solution to move the ball down the field!
In Rugby 22, we’ve expanded the tactical options that are available, letting you change your pass chain from traditional tactics to many pod possibilities, adjust the position of your winger, chose the right amount of defensive pressure, and much more. You can also use the set play system to define some specific moves, for example doing a succession of crossing passes to gain some crucial ground in those tense final moments.
Rugby 22 Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One