Jon Hare has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the spiritual successor to Sensible Soccer, Sociable Soccer. Sociable Soccer is described as an instantly playable football game for football fans all over the World, designed and directed by Jon Hare himself.
As the press release reads, the game will be crafted with the same meticulous attention to detail as the very finest Sensible Software titles, to deliver a peerless gameplay experience across all platforms.
John Hare said:
“A community of approximately 20 million fans worldwide have played the soccer games I have designed. I’m thrilled to return to the genre and look forward to delivering a game which once again raises the bar the soccer videogames.”
Sociable Soccer will bring fast paced, arcade style football games up to date with online multiplayer mode, customisable player avatars, and clan based online leagues . The game will feature over 500 National, Club and Custom teams including over 10,000 named players. You can play online multiplayer matches whenever you want, representing your own Country, favourite Club or chosen Clan in an endless series of matches.
The game will be developed, under Jon Hare’s guidance, by a crack team of triple-A developers previously involved in creating games like Max Payne, Alan Wake and The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land.
John Hare added:
“For years I have been planning the spiritual successor to Sensible Soccer. Competing with FIFA and Pro Evo requires much more than just a remake, it needs a different take on football games altogether, blending the instant playability of yesteryear with the power of modern technology.”
The team is looking to raise £300,000 on Kickstarter to create Sociable Soccer, and is offering a range of rewards to backers, including: early beta access, chances to create permanent Custom teams, having your name in the credits as a supporter of your favourite club and the opportunity to jump into a Finnish ice lake with Jon Hare and the Sociable Soccer team.
Sociable Soccer will be released for PC (including Steam), Xbox One and Playstation 4 in late 2016. An exclusive early access beta version of the game (downloadable on PC) will be distributed to all backers who pledge £30 and above one month prior to general release.