Normally “FPS” in gaming parlance stands for “first-person shooter.” An indie game slated to release later this year hopes to change that perception, as a Soda Drinker Pro Xbox One version is coming via the ID@Xbox program.
Soda Drinker Pro is one of the oddest ideas we’ve heard in some time for a game. Sure, Mt. Dew and Xbox consoles go hand in hand, but to see Soda Drinker Pro — billed as “the world’s most advanced FPS (First Person Soda) drinking simulation — coming to Xbox One is just plain weird.
Soda Drinker Pro will be available through ID@Xbox, the self-publishing program for independent developers on Xbox One. The game already exists on PC.
This new console version includes more than 100 simulations, plus 10 exclusives for Xbox One. It will also feature Kinect for Xbox One support, giving players the option to truly feel the cup in their hands as they grasp their Soda and drink it into infinity.
Weirded out yet?
The Soda Drinker Pro Xbox One version also features new gameplay modes “that include the hyper-realistic simulation mode” as well as Achievements and other surprises that will be announced closer to the launch date.
A release date has not yet been announced.
Unless the Kinect has a new sensor that spits fizzy water at gamers, I don’t know what could make virtual soda drinking a “hyper-realistic” experience. So, let’s just hear exactly what the developer has to say.
“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,” said Will Brierly, Soda Drinker Pro developer, in a statement.
According to the developers, “It’s a well known fact that when you stand next to the right rock while inside a Soda drinking simulation you are transported into a wonderful world of many dimensions. This has been known in the Soda simulation world as ‘Vivian Clark.’
“The Xbox One Vivian Clark experience is built directly into Soda Drinker Pro and features a brand new game engine built from the ground up with 500% more content than the original version, drastically improved graphics and gameplay, and thousands of possible options for the player to experience. The world of Vivian Clark will continue to grow over time, always giving players new and wonderful experiences.
“Soda Drinker Pro is the premier in software in the first person Soda drinking genre. Experience what it’s truly like to drink a Soda at the beach, in the park, and even in space. Soda Drinker Pro gives players over 100 intense Soda Drinking simulations across a wide array of landscapes.
“With Soda Drinker Pro, you don’t need to have a Soda in hand to experience a Soda in your mind.
“Increase your Soda-drinking abilities with Soda Drinker Pro! Many Soda-drinking simulations only give you the can, but in Soda Drinker Pro you get the real deal slurps and all. Imagine the feeling knowing at any moment you could take a Soda and place it to your lips. And then YOU decide when to sip it! Soda Drinker Pro gives you this ability and so much more.”