Well, that ended quickly. After Jon Hare announced that he’d be bringing the classic Sensible Soccer to the modern age by way of a Kickstarter, Hare has cancelled the campaign due to a pretty slow start.
Sociable Soccer, as it was set to be called, would have landed on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2016. Unfortunately, that’s not the case any more.
After initially seeking funds of £300,000 to make it happen, and getting only £32,498 from 1767 backers, it was clear to Hare that it wasn’t going to be a success, so instead of waiting out the disappointment, Hare just cancelled the Kickstarter altogether.
According to Hare, the game had generated “a great press buzz”, but unfortunately there just wasn’t enough there to encourage players to click through to the Kickstarter page.
Fortunately for fans of the game, it’s not all over just yet as Hare has revealed that he has a prototype of Sociable Soccer that “already plays amazingly well”, and the initial announcement of the game has attracted the interest of a number of currently unknown publishers (Team 17, anyone?).
“Much more than that I cannot say at the moment, except that development is continuing at full tilt and when we get nearer to confirming how we will be bringing the game to market we will be sure to let you know,” Hare said.
So stay tuned, as Sociable Soccer could be coming in 2016 after all.