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Sociable Soccer shutters Kickstarter campaign

Emma Clark

Published 25/11/2015 | 11:30

Sociable Soccer
Sociable Soccer

Jon Hare has closed the Kickstarter campaign for Sociable Soccer two weeks early, though the title was set to fall short of its initial target.

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Jon Hare has ended the Kickstarter campaign for Sociable Soccer despite it having slightly over a fortnight to run.

Things weren’t looking too promising for the spiritual successor to Sensible Soccer; the Kickstarter project raised a little over £30,000 of its £300,000 goal. The good news for fans and backers is that Hare plans to press ahead with the development and publication of the title.

No reason was given as to why the project was ended early. A comment from the team said, “While we're sorry to close the campaign early, we feel our time right now is best spent focused on making Sociable Soccer the best game it can be, with the certainty that it is getting made.”

It’s unclear if the project’s ambitions will change with the abandonment of the Kickstarter campaign. Sociable Soccer was to feature a single player mode, a classic local multiplayer mode with a variety of cups, leagues, and tournaments, and an online multiplayer mode made up of ladder leagues and special tournaments.

The Kickstarter project outlined that Sociable Soccer will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The team is yet to indicate if its plans on this front will change.

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