VooFoo Studios and publisher Double Eleven today announced This Is Snooker, a genre-defining cue sports simulation featuring seven-time world snooker champion, Stephen Hendry, will be coming soon to PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch console
The announcement trailer can be viewed below:
Former world number one for nine seasons, Hendry is widely regarded as one of snooker’s greatest ever players. Stephen features in the game as both an AI opponent and expert mentor in a series of exclusive ‘Cue Tips’ videos designed to help improve your real-life and in-game snooker skills. Players will also be invited to play-through a series of arcade scenarios that challenge you to recreate defining moments in the snooker legend’s record-breaking snooker career.
VooFoo Studios has worked meticulously with Hendry to recreate his unique characteristics and attacking style of play in-game and to enhance their ability to create totally believable cue-sport physics in a stunningly realistic simulation of one of the world’s most exciting and competitive sports. Also featured in the game is world-renowned professional snooker and pool referee, Michaela Tabb, whose familiar voice brings authority and authenticity to the in-game referee.
Shaun Read, Game Director at VooFoo Studios had this to say:
Working with one of the world’s greatest ever snooker players
hashelped us create an incredibly realistic cue sports simulation. We’re very excited to have Stephen involved, his input has enabled us to really fine tunethe game mechanics to make This Is Snooker by far the best cue sports simulation we’ve ever made.
Stephen Hendry commented added:
I’m really proud to be involved in the development of such an ambitious recreation of snooker. I’ve been really impressed with just how realistic This Is Snooker is and the level of detail that has gone into making it look and feel so real.
This Is Snooker has been developed from the ground up using VooFoo Studios’ completely revamped proprietary game and physics engine. Mark Williams, Technology Director at VooFoo Studios went on to say:
The unique new set of tools at our disposal has enabled us to do things we’ve never done before that will take the game and genre to a whole new level. Our new engine has allowed us to create
unrivalledlevels of graphical fidelity and hyper-realistic, true-to-life ball physics, we’re confident we’ve created the most technically advanced cue sports game ever made.
Published by Double Eleven and developed by cue sports masters Voofoo Studios, This Is Snooker will include the previously announced title This Is Pool and will be available as the This Is Snooker – Pool Deluxe Edition, in a content-packed, complete cue-sports experience. This Is Pool will also be available to purchase separately. Play every major type of cue sport in six painstakingly-detailed locations with full pool and snooker career modes, mini games, trick shots, practice mode and extensive local and online multiplayer modes in a truly immersive cue sports simulation.
This Is Snooker – Pool Deluxe Edition is coming soon to PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch console
If you’re impressed with VooFoo Studios work, why not check out our review of their previous title Mantis Burn Racing which you can find HERE.