Rugby 2012 Confirmed

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Hey Rugby fans – your 4 year wait is nearly over. HB Studios has confirmed that it’s developing what’ll be the very first rugby game to hit current HD systems. It’ll be the first Rugby game available since 2007’s release of Rugby 08.

HB Studios – responsible for a host of EA sports games over the last decade – are developing the title to be published by EA under the EA Sports banner next year. Details are scant at the moment – but at least punters can be safe in the knowledge that a videogame version of their favourite sport is on the way to the PS3 and Xbox 360.

I think a celebratory drink is in order.

As posted on the Rugby Forum, the game’s internet partner :

The Rugby Forum is delighted to announce in a world exclusive, along with our new partners HB Studios, that their brand new Rugby 2012 is official and is coming to the current generation of consoles in summer 2011.

After a wait since Rugby 2008 I am sure that the rugby gaming community will be celebrating this news massively and we are all working in the same direction – to make the best rugby game possible.

Details will be coming thick and fast in the coming weeks, and HB Studios want to keep you all in touch via a series of developmental blogs and podcasts, which will be commencing later in the development of the game.

For now, all you need to know is that the game IS happening and that TRF IS the best place to hear the latest news and talk about the latest views as we enter a new era with our friends at HB Studios right alongside us.

Be sure to keep an eye on the game’s currently threadbare official site for further developments.

Thanks to TrokZA for the tip

Last Updated: March 30, 2010

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