Sony casually debuted the first footage of Tennis World Tour at PSX 2017 this weekend, a title which it seems to be taking a lot of interest in. This is alpha footage so it does look pretty rough around the edges, but we can definitely see the Top Spin inspirations in the action, with the animation-heavy movement and the timing-based power gauge.

It looks like the project’s moving in the right direction, but there’s a lot of work to be done. The match simply looks a little slow to us, and the ball isn’t moving with the kind of authenticity we’d expect from a real tennis match. To be fair, the developer’s got until May to polish things up, and we’re sure this is one of those projects that will come together at the last minute.

We’re crossing everything because, as huge tennis fans, we’re desperate for this to be ace.