Codemasters and Microsoft confirm Sensible World of Soccer for Xbox Live Arcade

A dedicated Xbox Live Arcade edition of Sensible World of Soccer, the true sequel to the classic lightning-fast football game of the 1990s, is now in development for Xbox 360, and will arrive in Q1 2007, Codemasters and Microsoft announced today at X06, Barcelona.

Based on the classic 1994 Amiga title, Sensible World of Soccer will capture the original’s entire world of football, mixing management with super-fast match action and featuring teams and divisions from around the globe.

It is also confirmed that the Xbox Live Arcade edition will take the ultimate football kickabout online, enabling players to compete head-to-head in matches, friendlies, tournaments, and custom leagues over Xbox Live®. The off-line game will further offer the classic twenty-season career mode, which gives gamers the opportunity to play as thousands of different teams.

Chris Lewis, regional vice president, Entertainment and Devices EMEA, Microsoft, comments:
“We’re delighted to welcome Codemasters on board for Xbox Live Arcade. To have such an iconic gaming experience as Sensible World of Soccer lined up as a future title is fantastic and will deliver the perfect match for Live gamers. Xbox 360 is already the home of next-generation football – with Sensible World of Soccer, Xbox 360 gamers will be able to enjoy the seminal console football game experience too.”

Says Nick Pili, Codemasters’ director of Casual Gaming:
“Sensible World of Soccer for Xbox 360 Live Arcade will enable fans of the original and a new generation of gamers to experience a beautiful game that’s recognised as the classic Sensi title. Making use of Xbox Live for online multiplayer matches will take the SWOS experience to a whole new level of gameplay perfection.”

The Xbox Live Arcade edition will also enable players to switch between visuals refined for Xbox 360, with a high-def display up to 720p, and the original game’s retro visuals. Sensible World of Soccer will be available for Xbox Live Arcade in Q1 2007.


World of Soccer, GRID Autosport, Fable Heroes are coming to Xbox One via Backward Compatibility

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81BX1922d ago

Why am I prompted to sign into Twitter just to read the article? Is it just a tweet?

Crazyglues1922d ago

Because it really is just a tweet from majornelson.. -( Sensible World of Soccer, GRID Autosport and Fable Heroes are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today )- and that's the entire tweet, saved you a login... LoL

81BX1922d ago

Lol thanks. I don't do social media.

Obscure_Observer1922d ago


"Why am I prompted to sign into Twitter just to read the article? Is it just a tweet?"

Maybe to show the BC Xbox Team your support, like i did. Your call. ;)

81BX1922d ago

I show that $$$ support. I refuse social media. N4g is my daily dose of net poison lol

sizeofyou1922d ago

Virtua Tennis 4, please - latest tennis efforts still seem shonky..!

sizeofyou1922d ago

And Grid Autosport... $25? Way too steep when there's so many racing games to choose from for current gen... 🤔

DaFeelz1922d ago

$25 BUCKS?!?! I love me some Grid, but that’s a big NO right there.

Father__Merrin1922d ago

Fingers crossed I get an Xbox one s for my birthday. I've already started getting a few BC games already like lost oddeaey

ps360s1922d ago

Lost Odyssey is a great choice!

Loved it and wishing for a sequel or prequel after completing the game I wanted more!!!

Father__Merrin1922d ago

i had an xbox one s last year that i got for my birthday collected a huge collection of BCC titles it was great but had to sell it to get iphone for daughter for xmas lol il get collecting again need to get hold of blue dragon thats imo the best bcc game as it feels like a remaster locked at 30 with higher sample rate

XbladeTeddy1922d ago

I remember playing Sensible Soccer on the Amiga back in the 90's. That game was legendary for its time. Couldn't play it now though, can't deal with the graphics.

Obscure_Observer1922d ago

Still waiting for Eternal Sonata. :(


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Christopher3519d ago

This and last gen pretty much already started killing it off already.

Mr_cheese3519d ago

It really dissapoints me that couch co-op/ split screen is slowly dissapearing. I really liked going to a friends house and chilling with beers and doing nothing but rotting on split screen. I understand the whole online co-op and all, but i still like the option to see and play with friends in person. I would really love more support. When resistance first came out on ps3, split screen for that was epic!

Chrischi19883519d ago

This is why it is not next gen for me... I want choice between online multiplayer and local multiplayer, having just one of the two, is bad, even though, I would choose local over online anytime. I am not a big fan of sitting alone at home playing games online against people I dont know.

webeblazing3519d ago (Edited 3519d ago )

Its already dead. Its funny because this one of the main reason to game on consoles now its fading away. Fast I might add. I dont remember the last time I seen local coop. It one of the reasons why mostly playing on PC Dont bother me, that and the ton of games plus the gfx . Oh n free mp

Chrischi19883519d ago

True, consoles become more and more like PCs, but all act like its better on PCs, then if you ask why this console is better than the other console, they mainly say things, which were PC things.

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dedicatedtogamers3519d ago

It won't kill it off, but it will cause the customers who want that experience (for instance, the Wii crowd) to leave the market. X1 is poised to be the best couch co-op system in the regard, what with Kinect being integrated and all. But the price and brand image won't give it the same oooomph as the Wii had.

ZodTheRipper3519d ago (Edited 3519d ago )

lol wut? Even though I _completely_ disagree with the Kinect part I have to add that I enjoyed PlayRoom more than any Kinect game on X360. I still have a few videos of us messing around with the PlayRoom and we even watched them a second time because it was so fun.

UnholyLight3519d ago

I refuse to let the Halo online splitscreen drinking games die out!!!!!!!!!

chrissx3519d ago

I just hope somewhere somehow it doesn't. Last gen started it and its so frustrating really. It should be standard requirment for a co-op game

king_george3519d ago (Edited 3519d ago )

Couch co op is the first thing i look at when a game says "multiplayer" on the box lol. I feel like couch co op is coming back strong actually. You just need to know where to look.

-Double dragon neon (beat this with my gf. Fantastic game i loved it)
-Dead nation (co op at its best in my opinion)
-Resident evil 5/6 (they kinda suck but still fun with friends)
-CoD (yeah i know its CoD but its still fun with friends too)
-Uncharted 3 (fun as hell to play with a friend)
-Diablo 3 (havent played it yet but i know i'll like it)
-Borderlands series
- Gears of War (not big on the series but people love it)
- Dragons Crown
- PS All stars battle royal
- Donkey Kong
- Mario
- LittleBigPlanet
- Guacamelee

webeblazing3519d ago

That list Dont look like a come back . Old game remakes, old games, and genres that expect to have local coop(sidescrollers) do not equal. Most maybe Dont want to spend time and resources on it especially how console gamers are starting to care more about gfx.

king_george3519d ago

I honestly cant understand what your saying for most of that paragraph but i gathered that you pretty much just brushed all those games off like nothing. Co op is still here and will only get stronger. Its not like the old days but its still here. Annd all those games do count by the way. You cant say "it doesnt count" because those ARE co op games. Theres a whole bunch of other games that i didnt even mention