One of the most iconic football computer games is making a comeback

Sensible Soccer’s ‘spiritual successor’ should be on the shelves in December of next year.

SENSIBLE SOCCER IS on its way back.

Well, not quite but almost.

A brand new version of the iconic game is due to hit the shelves in December 2016 for PC, XBOX One and Playstation 4 with the game’s creator Jon Hare seeking £300,000 via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

There is a catch though.

‘Sensi’ is no more. Say hello to ‘Sociable Soccer’, what Hare is billing as the ‘spiritual successor’ to the original collection and it’s follow-up, Sensible World of Soccer.

“A community of approximately 20 million fans worldwide have played the football games I have designed. I’m thrilled to return to the genre and look forward to delivering a football game which once again raises the bar,” Hare says.

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It won’t just be the classic overhead camera angle that we’ll see either. Hare says that because of the competitive nature of the market, a balance needs to be found between the retro arcade style and something more current.

“For years I have been planning the spiritual successor to Sensible Soccer”, Hare says.

Competing with FIFA and PES 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.”

There are various different pledges that fans can give to the project, ranging from the basic £12 donation (which gets you a digital copy of the finished game) all the way up to £5,000 which earns you a trip to Finland to meet Hare and his team of developers and engage in all manner of frivolities.

Find out more here.

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