Bassmaster Fishing 2022

Bass to the Future: The Story So Far

Now we know that Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 is being released on October 28th, 2021 we thought now would be the perfect time to go right back to where it all began. Here is your ultimate compendium for all-things Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, and there is A LOT to go through, so strap in!
To do that we need to go Bass To The Future…. by that, we mean back in time to when we announced Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 back on April 6th 2021 It all started with our announcement trailer.
April 12th - B.A.S.S.® & Scott Martin
Let’s talk about who Scott Martin is, and what exactly B.A.S.S is. In 1969, Ray Scott made competitive fishing a reality by forming the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (which conveniently, spells B.A.S.S.)
You can read more about this in our article here: WHO ARE BASSMASTER®?
Scott Martin is a professional Bass angler from Florida who joined the B.A.S.S. ® tour in 2020 with his sights set firmly on fulfilling his family legacy of winning the Bassmaster Classic ®. Scott Martin has also been working closely with the team here at Dovetail Games to bring players a truly competitive bass fishing game!
To find out more about Scott Martin read our full article here: WHO IS SCOTT MARTIN?
April 15th - BTS Ep1
With Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 development in full swing we wanted to document the process, and provide deep dives into the production, starting with episode 1 of our behind-the-scenes series. In this episode we discuss upgrading our engine to Unreal Engine 4.26, the possibilities that unlocks, including being able to build a game ready to take advantage of the power of next gen consoles, plus lots more!
If you missed it, you can read the article here: BEHIND THE SCENES EP1 - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022
May 4th - Lake Hamilton
On May 4th we shared the first, pre-alpha shots of the first real world venue players will be fishing in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 – Lake Hamilton. But we shared more than just that! We also talked about dynamic time of day, a brand-new feature that will give players the ability to fish from sunrise to sunset!
Take a look at the article here: LAKE HAMILTON - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022
May 13th - Scott Martin In-Game
On May 13th we took a look at the process of bringing our pro anglers to life in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. It’s been an exciting challenge for the team, and we’re looking forward to you seeing them in-game! To find out more about that process take a look at the article here: SCOTT MARTIN IN-GAME - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022
May 19th - Falcon Boats & 3D Modelling
On May 19th we announced our partnership with Falcon Boats and the addition of the legendary F20 Predator to Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Vincent Turner, one of our 3D artists broke down the important steps in the process of creating these stunning boats in game.
May 24th - Toledo Bend
It’s May 24th, and we’re taking a look at our second real world venue, Toledo Bend. Toledo Bend is a stunning reservoir on the Sabine River straddling Texas and Louisiana. Impressively, it’s also the largest man-made body of water in the Southern USA. We also reveal the species of fish you’ll be catching on Toledo Bend.
Check out the article here to find out more: TOLEDO BEND - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022
May 28th - BTS Ep2 & Closed Alpha
May 28th was a busy day! Our BTS Ep2 goes live and we revealed new details about Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 – including playing as pro-anglers, 8 real-world venues and how we made them in game, dynamic time of day, new gear…LOTS of gear. Plus, the addition of a toggleable underwater camera and a new game mechanic, snagging!
We also launched a Dovetail Games first in the shape of our Closed Alpha, inviting players to register their interest to not only be the first people in the world to see and play the game but to offer thoughts and feedback to help shape the finished game!
June 24th - Sabine River & 8 Real-World Venues
June 24th, we had a first proper look at the 8 real-world venues at launch in the video above. We also took a deep dive into the stunning and varied waters of the Sabine River, including all the species you’ll be catching.
Check out at the article here: SABINE RIVER - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022
July 22nd - Pro-Angler Reveal
July 22nd and it’s an exciting one as we announce our pro angler team coming to the BassmasterFishing 2022 roster – including Scott Martin, Hank Cherry, Carl Jocumsen and more!
Want to see the full team? Take a look: THE OFFICIAL PRO ANGLER TEAM IN BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022!
July 23rd - Game Modes & Mastery
One day later, and another big one, as we took a closer look at the game modes and mastery challenges coming to Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. From a new single player campaign to an all new online multi-player game mode: Bassmaster® Royale!
Take a more detailed look in the article here: GAME MODES & MASTERY CHALLENGES - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022!
September 3rd - BTS Ep3
September 3rd and its BTS ep3 time – This episode talks about the Closed Alpha, the challenges we’ve faced and what we’ve learnt from holding Closed Alpha sessions.
There was also more information about Bassmaster® Royale, snagging, our new and improved sponsorship system, and a special treat: we talk to our Community Manager Benjamin about the new music in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 that was written by the man himself (with a cheeky recording to finish things off!).
September 6th - Cosmetics & Customisation
By this point, you already know we have 10 playable pro anglers in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 and on September 6th we gave you a first proper look at how you’ll be able to customise your angler to make them your own and stand out on the water.
September 13th – Fish Species & Lake Logos
8 real-world venues at launch means we need 8 brand-new awesome lake logos! This article not only shows off those logos, but also provides some interesting facts about each lake. As if that wasn’t enough, this article also details the fish species you’ll find across all our 8 venues.
September 22nd - Fish AI System
In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 finding the fish and learning where those hot-spots are is going to be more important than ever before. We have been working with the experts to bring you a new next-gen Fish AI system.
This article is a must read to get ahead of the curve when we launch on October 28th: FISH AI SYSTEM - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022!
24th September – Gameplay Trailer & Release Date
Last, but by no means least we released the offical Gameplay Trailer for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 and revealed the release date to be October 28th, 2021
We can’t wait for you all to hit the water in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 on Thursday, October 28th but before then, why not see if you can win yourself one of five Digital Deluxe Editions of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Head to this link to enter: The Competition has concluded.
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Bass to the Future: The Story So Far