Those who are old enough to remember the 16-bit era of videogames might remember a football title called Sensible Soccer and its various sequels. Much beloved by fans of sports videogames, the series is being reincarnated in virtual reality (VR) with spiritual successor Sociable Soccer.
The essence of Sociable Soccer is to return sports videogaming to its roots, eschewing more modern touches such as facial mapping and the automatic systems that have becomes a large part of franchises such as the FIFA series. Instead, player skill is placed front and centre. Players will need to learn how to control and handle the ball, how to play tactically and how to wait and watch for the opportunity to score the perfect goal.
The title is planned for release on Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and PlayStation VR. Sociable Soccer is due to be released on Steam Early Access very soon, Though the VR version is unlikely to be available in the Early Access version on launch, the VR version is expected to launch on all planned VR platforms early next year.