Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, we hope everyone is staying safe. In the meantime, we are back with another SGO Inside Drive. This week’s news features several bits from around sports gaming including Football Manager 2020, WRC 9, and so much more.
SGO Inside Drive 3/20: WRC 9 & More!
Ultimate Rivals Exclusively on Apple Arcade
Apple launches Ultimate Rivals from Bit Fry Game Studios, an all-new sports game franchise, exclusively on Apple Arcade. Ultimate Rivals brings together athletes across hockey, basketball, football, baseball and soccer into a single officially licensed video game. In Ultimate Rivals: The Rink, players choose from more than 50 superstar athletes to compete in two-on-two hockey matches.
Hockey Manager 20|20 – Corona Update
As of March 12, the playoffs in Germany were officially canceled. The only way to finish the season is via PC through Hockey Manager 20|20.
eFootball PES 2020 UEFA EURO 2020 Update
Recently, Konami announced the upcoming UEFA EURO 2020 downloadable content for eFootball PES 2020 will launch April 30. It will bring all 55 UEFA national teams, including their latest kits and squad rosters to match their real-life counterparts. The update will be available for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.
TT isle of Man – Ride on The Edge 2 Launch Trailer
As of March 19, 2020, TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 is now available. The most detailed motorcycling simulation features:
- Realistic bike physics and challenging gameplay
- All 38 miles (60km) of the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy recreated
- 17 additional circuits to explore and for improving riding skills
- An open-world area for testing reflexes and bike set-ups
- A deep Career mode offering the chance to move up from amateur rider to winner of the Senior TT
- 27 riders and 13 official TT bikes available, as well as 5 legendary bikes
- A unique helmet cam for increased immersion
NBA 2K League 3 For All Showdown
Beginning March 27, 2020, the NBA 2K League will host the first-ever “NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown.” This online 3-on-3 tournament brings together fan-organized teams, top female 2K players and social media influencers to compete in the NBA 2K20 MyPark game mode for the chance to play against NBA 2K League teams and a share of a $25,000 prize pool. Fans can watch NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown games on the NBA 2K League Twitch and YouTube channels.
Out of the Park Baseball 21
Out of the Park Developments, an official licensee of Major League Baseball, announced Out of the Park Baseball 21 is now available worldwide. This year’s game includes:
- All new Game Flow guides
- 3D Ballpark Construction Kit 1.0 The new
- New 2020 MLB rules, tactics, and player strategies
- Community-driven User Experience improvements
- 3D in-game upgrades
- Scouting Reimagined
- Drafting Reimagined
- New statistics including Strikeout percentages
- New league customization options and more!
NACON annonunces WRC 9, WRC 10 and WRC 11
NACON announced WRC 9, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship. WRC 9 posses multiple improvements and new features for rally gaming fans and launches September 3, 2020 on Xbox One and Series X, PlayStation 4 and 5, and PC via the Epic Games Store. It will release at a later date on Nintendo Switch.
NACON and KT Racing are also took the opportunity to reveal the continuation of their licensing agreement with WRC until 2022 for the development and publishing of WRC 10 and WRC 11.
Tour De France 2020 and Pro Cycling Manager 2020
Recently, NACON and Cyanide revealed their two cycling simulations will return this year: Tour de France 2020 and Pro Cycling Manager 2020. Check out the announcement trailer below.
Off-Road Simulation Overpass Now Available
This week, NACON released Overpass in North America on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Football Manager 2020 Free to Play
Football Manager 2020 is currently free on Steam for the next week. It will remain free until March 25 via Steam.