Top Spin 4 is Move compatible, but ‘not Kinect’

January 18, 2011

When Top Spin 4 was announced in September, publisher 2K Games busted out accolades like “uncanny level of realism” and “all-new innovative controls,” which certainly sounded like euphemisms for “you’re going to play it with swinging motions.” At the time, associate producer Michael Kelly told ESPN that support for PlayStation Move and Kinect was “something we are looking into, but I can’t confirm or deny that it will be in the final product.”

Today, the publisher revealed Top Spin 4′s box art, featuring Bald Agassi (his “Vintage” look will be available when you pre-order the game from GameStop) flanked by current stars Rafa and Serena. And the box art revealed that the PS3 version will be “PlayStation Move Compatible,” which is corroborated by the Move logo’s appearance in the new trailer.

The Xbox 360 cover, however, is curiously devoid of any mention of Kinect, and a 2K Games representative confirmed to us that Top Spin 4 is “not Kinect … but it is Move compatible.” Considering the strong sales of both Kinect hardware and associated software since the device’s launch in November, not to mention that there’s no licensed tennis sim for Kinect on the market yet, 2K must have good reason for passing up this opportunity (though the company has “no further comment” at this time).

Top Spin 4 is scheduled for release on March 15, 2011 for PS3, Wii and Xbox 360. Check out the full, 25-player roster and a new trailer after the break.


Top Spin 4 Roster

Current ATP Players

  • James Blake
  • Nikolay Davydenko
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Roger Federer
  • Andy Murray
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Andy Roddick
  • Gilles Simon
  • Bernard Tomic
  • Stanislas Wawrinka


ATP Legends

  • Andre Agassi
  • Boris Becker
  • Bjorn Borg
  • Michael Chang
  • Jim Courier
  • Ivan Lendl
  • Patrick Rafter
  • Pete Sampras


Current WTA Players

  • Eugenie Bouchard
  • Ana Ivanovic
  • Jelena Jankovic
  • Dinara Safina
  • Serena Williams
  • Caroline Wozniacki
  • Vera Zvonarev


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