Sociable Soccer Heading to PlayStation VR

Jon Hare confirms plans to bring Sociable Soccer to the PlayStation 4, complete with PlayStation VR compatibility.

Sociable Soccer is heading to Steam Early Access very soon. The initial PC build of the videogame available to purchase prior to the official release will tease players with the core experience with much more content to follow. However, at Gamescom 2017, Cologne, lead designer Jon Hare revealed intentions to bring the videogame to PlayStation 4 including PlayStation VR compatibility.

Sociable Soccer screenshotSociable Soccer is the spiritual successor to the 1990s smash hit, Sensible Soccer, a videogame that boils down the essence of virtual football, stripping away all of the modern flourishes and instead offering an experience that relies on player skill. This was evident even in the early build that VRFocus experienced on both Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.

The fact that Sociable Soccer will also be coming to HTC Vive should not be a surprise, given that the videogame has already been demonstrated as a PC virtual reality (VR) title on Oculus Rift. However, Hare also confirmed to VRFocus that Sociable Soccer would make its way to PlayStation VR.

“We’ve got [Sociable Soccer] running on really smoothly on all sorts of VR headsets,” stated Hare in an interview with VRFocus. “Currently it’s working on Gear VR, [Oculus] Rift and also HTC Vive. We’ve got PlayStation VR dev kits just arrived into the office so it’ll be on there very soon.”

Sociable Soccer screenshotHare did note that the team at Tower Studios has only recently received PlayStation VR development kits, and as such it will be several months until the studio is ready to publicly demonstrate the PlayStation 4 edition of the videogame. However, Hare hopes that we could see a release of the title in early 2018. VRFocus will of course keep you updated with all the latest details on the VR edition of Sociable Soccer.

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