Release Notes From Steam



Thu, March 28

Early Access 3

New Release

Dear Tennis and Tiebreak fans, happy Easter!

We again thank everyone that has participated in our Tiebreak Early Access, we are thrilled with how the game is shaping up and this is in no small part due to the great feedback we have received from you. Please keep it coming!

For those new to the process, the Tiebreak designers have been engaging with community members and taking player feedback on board daily. Each piece of feedback being invaluable to the development team in refining elements of the game and ensuring Tiebreak is a game that excites every Tennis fan. Over the coming months you will see us continue to iterate on gameplay, fluidity of animations, physics, player likenesses, and some new additions to the game that we haven’t shown off just yet. We’re so excited to tell you about what’s to come!

This brings us to today, where we’d like to announce what you’ll get to see in Tiebreak’s next phase of Early Access, which we call Early Access 3 (EA3).

  1. 8 Additional Licensed Players
  2. Venue Creator (Crowd to be added later)
  3. Online Tournaments
  4. Overall Gameplay & Physics Improvements

Detailed Descriptions:

  1. Additional Players (8 Total):

Tiebreak Early Access 3 adds four new ATP & four new WTA players.

● Karen Khachanov
● Borna Coric
● Yoshihito Nishioka
● Felix Auger-Aliassime
● Anett Kontaveit
● Daria Kasatkina
● Daria Saville
● Iga Swaitek

  1. Venue Creator:

You can now create your own customised venues with the addition of the Venue Creator, and also share them with others online!

Design, style, and craft your own Tennis Venue with the Venue Creator. You choose the location, surrounding scenery, stadiums, court logos, and more using the Venue Creator tools – you can now design your dream venue, or recreate beloved all-time favorites.

The Venue Creator allows you to mix and match your venue layout. Design centre court, show courts, outer courts and place up to seven of them around your venue. With a variety of stadiums, grandstands, buildings, and environmental features, you are set to make your mark on the tour.

  1. Online Tournaments:

Dreamed of playing on the centre court and taking the top spot? Now it is your chance to dominate with the addition of Online Tournaments.

Online Tournaments are a new Tiebreak feature added to EA3, allowing you to participate across a whole season of fully licensed ATP/WTA online events and earn ATP & WTA ranking points in PvP matches.

Just like on tour, you must perform consistently across the season to climb the ATP/WTA online leaderboards or defend your spot.

  1. Overall Gameplay:

● Enhanced Player Fluidity

  • You can exert more kinetic motion

● Fine-tuned Net Scramble

  • Improvements to RT/LT approach to net

● Adjusted Difficulty of Serve Returns

  • You must accurately judge the direction of serve (chance of receiving ace increased)

● Adjustment to Stroke Power Meter UI

  • The stroke power meter now turns red & shakes when a shot is overpowered

Closing Remarks:

This successfully completes the Early Access feature set outlined in the roadmap for February/March. As we now excitedly take a look towards the next phase of Tiebreak Early Access, we want to assure you, that our goals for community feedback remain unchanged. We are hoping that you will continue to play a key role in EA4 and provide us with feedback on what you’d like to see in the future.

  • The Tiebreak Team