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VRFC: Virtual Reality Football Club Launch Delayed to Co-ordinate Multiplatform Release

Last week VRFocus reported on CherryPop Games announcing its next virtual reality (VR), an ambitious looking football experience called VRFC: Virtual Reality Football Club. At the time CherryPop Games gave a release date for 27th February, 2018. Today, that date has been moved, with the studio now stating the videogame will launch on 6th March, 2018.

VRFC Virtual Reality Football Club - Screenshot

The reason CherryPop Games cites for the delay is that it wants to co-ordinate the launch between formats, so there’s a combined roll out for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Gemma Jessop, CherryPop Games said in a statement: “VRFC is a ground-breaking game in VR, and March 6th allows a simultaneous launch on all three VR platforms.”

While virtual reality (VR) headsets have seen various forms of football, most of them have either involved heading the ball – Frame Interactive’s Headmaster – or catching it – Final Goalie: Football Simulator. First-person title VRFC: Virtual Reality Football Club aims to do thing differently, actually putting players into a match where they can kick, dribble, tackle, pass, cross, head and shoot in VR like never before using CherryPop Games’ K4 physics system and a technique called ‘Agile locomotion’. This was developed by CherryPop Games’ in-house R&D arm Cherry Labs, with VRFC being the first in a line of products to come from its research

VRFC features will include online play for up to eight players, cross-play compatibility (hence the simultaneous launch) and a 90fps frame rate. Plus, there will be a companion app released after launch for iOS and Android devices.

VRFC Virtual Reality Football Club - Screenshot

Alongside open online competitive modes as well as being able to hold private matches between friends, VRFC: Virtual Reality Football Club will include global leaderboards and offline training programmes to practice your skills offline, whether that’s learning to pass, sprinting and more.

VRFC: Virtual Reality Football Club is now available to pre-order in Europe for Playstation VR with a 20% discount for PlayStation Plus members dropping the cost from £14.99 GBP down to £11.99. For any further updates from CherryPop Games, keep reading VRFocus.