We all laughed heartily when Farming Simulator
was first announced for Xbox 360 back in 2012
. Actually, most of us laughed, some of us were puzzled and some of us took the concept very seriously and felt insulted that agriculture was being mocked. Regardless, that game was one of a long string of titles that are released to PC on a regular basis, which aim to simulate tasks and lifestyles that people wouldn't necessarily associate with gaming (and are usually just a little bit boring). Some, like Farming Simulator
have made an honest attempt at bringing the tasks it aspires to recreate to life and add some sort of additional fun and gameplay value, such as including business and management simulation. Then there are some that are a little more questionable in their approach and the levels of fun that can be had. Excalibur Publishing and their notorious titles such as Street Cleaning Simulator
, London Underground Simulator
and the thrilling sounding Chemical Spillage Simulation
spring to mind. The mirth around these titles reached their zenith earlier this month with the release of Goat Simulator
, in which players get to live the life of a goat -- except that this particular goat has a rather sticky tongue and some insane physics. The fact that the game was released on April 1st was not a coincidence.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of these weirder and wackier simulations haven't made their way onto the Xbox (probably because publishers don't want to get anywhere near them), until now. That's right, thanks to Microsoft's ID@Xbox program, which allows developers to self-publish to the Xbox One, we'll finally start to see more...unusual...titles appearing on our consoles, starting with Soda Drinker Pro
Featuring over 100 simulations and gameplay modes such as "hyper-realistic simulation mode", Soda Drinker Pro
promises to be the most engrossing simulation title yet. The game will also include Kinect functionality, for that genuine "it's like I'm actually drinking this soda" feel and, of course, our beloved achievements.
As (only) developer Will Brierly states:
We are truly excited to have the opportunity to release Soda Drinker Pro for the Xbox One. We have been working hard to fine-tune the fluid dynamics, from the condensation on the cup to the carbonated bubbles that float up the straw, this is something we are so proud to release for the Xbox One!
The game will also feature the “Vivian Clark” Easter Egg, which involves players being transported to an LSD-trip styled alternate mini-game after standing next to a specific rock, whilst enjoying your cool glass of soda of course.Soda Drinker Pro
doesn't yet have a confirmed release date, but we'll be sure to bring you more details from this exciting simulation title. In the meantime, wander over to the game's official website
to learn more.
Now, is anyone else thirsty?