There's an extra religion in the UK, and its members consist of those that played Sensible Soccer on the Amiga. The series – developed by Sensible Software – was the FIFA of its day, selling thousands of copies and earning cult status among eighties gamers. And now it could be making a comeback on the PlayStation 4 – assuming creator Jon Hare can raise £300,000 on Kickstarter.
The game will be renamed Sociable Soccer, which is terrible, but the original wasn't too hot to begin with. As with the classics it'll adopt an isometric viewpoint, and will offer a faster take on footy than you may be accustomed to. Sports games have moved on so this is clearly trading on nostalgia, but if it can nail that arcade simplicity of the originals, then it could find an audience.
Of course, the release won't remain rigidly in the past, as it will also include online multiplayer. You'll be able to select your nationality and favourite team when you sign up, and will be able to contribute to your club's standing in the online leaderboards. It does sound good, but the funding target is very high, so we think that it's going to struggle to hit it. We'll be cheering from the side-lines either way.
[source kickstarter.com, via blog.eu.playstation.com]
Loved Sensible Soccer when i was wee lad
Wow after Kick-Off now we have the return of Sensible Soccer!
I loved Sensi, I still play it from time to time on the 360.
@Tasuki which version? There was a terrible remake and also a terrible port which one do you own?
@get2sammyb - compare this gen pro evo 2015 to the leagues and teams sensi world of soccer had in 1993 Add in full manager mode, boss gameplay, referees running around (when were they added in FIFA?), the best formation editor of all time - and still is, your own cup editor, a cannon fodder add on and a huge fanbase. It was fantastic. Problem sensible software had was rampant piracy - I'm pretty sure this would of sold 3-5 million without the piracy on the Amiga. Still a great game - the ports have simply never done the game justice - except the modded version used for the world championships. So most young gamers will never play the best and proper version of the game.
I'm not even a football fan and I love Sensible Soccer. Plus, Jon Hare's a total dude.
I so hope this makes an appearance, so many hours with the winner stays on, great days. Though i would still choose Kick Off 2 out of the two, that was one tough cookie, and if you had S.Screech as the ref, you had to play very safe....oh the memories...
@themcnoisy I honestly don't know, I just know it's called Sensible Soccer.
Loved sensi!! Though I preferred the snes version...
Fond memories of beating my cousin 26-2 on this...
Needs to be Sensible World Of Soccer though and not that modern version that came along... Still rates third for me as all time favourite football game behind Kick-Off 2 and Emlyn Hughes International Soccer (C64)
SWOS remains my all-time favourite game and I've been wishing for a modern version ever since. This is never going to be Sensi' World but at least it will be a breath of fresh air against the turgidity of FIFA and PES.
This really has to be my first foray into Kickstarter, if I don’t back this, I won’t ever back anything.
Greatest game ever!!!
@belmont wait, when did kick off make a comeback?
@KAPADO Yes for PS4 and Vita
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