Pure Pool for PS4, Xbox One Cues-Up for Summer

Tired of shooting enemies with digital guns? Shoot pool instead. Pure Pool for PS4 and Xbox One is scheduled to release later this summer.

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We’re all fans of Call of Duty, Battlefield, Killzone and the like, but sometimes we just get tired of shooting things. With guns, that is. If you find yourself in that same boat, you’ll be pleased to know that Pure Pool for PS4 and Xbox One is in development and scheduled to release this summer.

Pure Pool is the latest iteration in the “Pure” game series. Pure Pool for PS4 and Xbox One will launch alongside a Steam version “early this summer,” said the publisher. Developer VooFoo Studios and publisher Ripstone say Pure Pool “is set to serve up the most authentic pool experience on the market.”

Then again, why wouldn’t they say that?

Improving on the gameplay formula of Hustle Kings, Pure Pool for PS4 and Xbox One will include a fine-tuned physics engine and next-gen HD graphics. There’s more than responsive balls and HD cloth to look forward to, though, as Pure Pool will also have online and offline multiplayer.

Whether you wish to hone your skills solo or weigh up against the competition, Pure Pool has been built from the ground-up on the premise of connecting players. Part of that social element is a pool hall-style game environment, with all the buzz and vibrancy you’d expect in real life.

The more compelling part, obviously, is the live online multiplayer elements. Whether playing head-to-head matches or in a global online league, Pure Pool for PS4 and Xbox One will track your individual gaming-style, creating a unique DNA profile as you play. You can even play against an AI rendition of your friends and foes when they’re not online.

Sounds a lot like the Drivatar in Forza 5, doesn’t it?

“We plan to set the bar on digital pool higher than ever before with Pure Pool,” says Mark Williams, Technology Director at VooFoo Studios. “Since the success of Pure Chess and Hustle Kings, we wanted to follow up with an even better game for next-gen systems—one that would truly emulate a real experience, and captivate both pool fans and the general gaming populace alike.”

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