The social element of VR is one of its core driving forces and Cherry Pop Games have certainly made that their main focus as well, with games like Pool Nation VR and Sports Bar VR under their belt. Their latest game to release for VR platforms is Virtual Reality Football Club or VRFC for short, which launched for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PSVR last month, and takes you straight to the pitch for a spirited game of five aside football.
When the game first released, it didn’t have any bots, even though it’s a multiplayer VR game and we all know how populated VR-related servers can be. The team at Cherry Pop Games didn’t take long to get that ball rolling, however, and have now added AI bots to VRFC in a major update.
The update also adds some other general improvements, including 360-degree room-scale play and head facing controls to make the experience easier to pick up and play.
“The whistle has just blown for the first half of VRFC, and already the game is transformed, VRFC is a revolution in gaming – it will change VR games forever,” said Business Development Director at Cherry Pop Games, Gemma Jessop in a statement. “It may not be FIFA (yet) but it captures the team aspect of the game like no other can and the addition of AI is a huge step in the right direction. This is a major upgrade for owners of our beautiful game and is entirely free. The AI Bots can be used to fill unoccupied slots, or the player can play solo just against AI opponents.”
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So now you don’t have to struggle to find seven other players when you want to kick the ball around. Because a game certainly won’t be won by a one person team.
“VRFC is a world first, and as a small team we have attempted what many thought was impossible, and from the outset we have actively listened to the community and acted on the suggestions provided. What is important to know is, that this is not the end of the story for us, it is merely the beginning; these are just the first steps in making this the biggest VR game ever made. Expect more announcements over the coming weeks,” Jessop added.