The most interesting thing that’s happened in the snooker-verse recently is Ronnie O’Sullivan claiming that the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley smells of urine – so it’s perhaps a good thing that smell-o-vision hasn’t been invented yet, seeing as upcoming PlayStation 4 title Snooker 19 is officially licensed and will feature 128 of the world’s top players as well as iconic venues, including, we assume, the aforementioned “hellhole”.
Developed by Leamington-based Lab42 – not This Is Pool maker VooFoo – and published by Ripstone, you’ll be able to take to The Crucible as ‘The Jester from Leicester’ and ‘Pot Noodle’ as you attempt to dominate the baize in the first officially licensed snooker game of the generation. “I can’t wait for the chance to try the game out, I’m sure it will make for a truly immersive experience,” said former World Champ Shaun Murphy.
The game’s going for authentic gameplay and television-style presentation, which hopefully means John Virgo will be on hand to send us all to sleep with his best ASMR impressions. The game’s due out next year – presumably prior to the World Championships in April.