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Lesquin, December 12, 2019 - Bigben and Eko Software are pleased to share a new video on the gameplay of Rugby 20. The third phase of the game's closed beta starts on 19 December. The final version is planned for release on 23 January on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC.


Watch the gameplay video here:


The video highlights three fundamental aspects of the game, which fans of the sport will love.


One of the major new features in Rugby 20 is the ability for you to change tactics before and during matches. By managing the game plan, and positioning and behaviour of players, you can experience the unique character of modern rugby and implement your own style of play.

For attacking play, there are different moves available, such as long passes to teammates and kicking options. Grubber kicks, pass feints and side-steps are just some of the options available to help you gain the upper hand over your opponent.

When defending, timing and accuracy are the key to success: tackles must be triggered at the right moment to boost your chances of success while avoiding dangerous play that could lead to a penalty.


With a strong focus on simulation, Rugby 20 offers players all the elements that make up modern rugby: tactical changes during matches, attacking pods, passing after contact and set plays. Rugby fans will find all the sport's essential elements in the video game.


With real tactical depth, the addition of a set plays system, revised motion-capture animations, redesigned AI and innovative gameplay, Rugby 20 is ready to become the new standard for rugby video games.


Rugby 20 will be available on January 23, 2020 on Xbox One and PC worldwide and on January 28, 2020 for PlayStation®4 in North America.

Find all the information on and on the official Facebook page




HomeRun PR – Chris Rosario, [email protected]

Bigben – Marjorie Lescure, [email protected]

About Bigben

Bigben, a leading publisher of video games on PC and consoles, is known for its creativity and innovation. After its acquisition of four development studios (Cyanide, Eko, KT Racing and Spiders), which are all internationally recognised for their expertise in different genres, Bigben is strengthening its position as a developer and publisher of premium games and is aiming to become the world's leading AA publisher.

About Eko Software

Established in 1999, Eko Software is an independent game developer and publisher based in Paris - France. Eko Software is developing games on all major gaming platforms (consoles - PC - Smart TVs). Mainly focused on development and content creation, the company develops games for top publishers or creates new IPs that are published in partnership with worlwide publishers or self-published through digital distribution channels. IPs created by Eko include Aqua Panic!, Wanted Corp., SPRay, and How to Survive. For more information on Eko Software and its products please visit