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Sports Bar VR Developers Tease Cross-Play

Forthcoming update for Sports Bar VR could bring cross-platform multiplayer capability.

Casual pub game simulator Sports Bar VR was a PlayStation VR launch title that received a fair amount of acclaim upon release and has since been ported to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Now one of the developers behind the title has teased fans with the possibility of a new update for cross-platform play.

The official twitter account for Cherry Pop Games, who along with Perilous Orbit created the mini-games contained within the title, teased audiences with the following words: “If you could tagline the NEW Sports Bar VR crossplay update what would it be?”

The Tweet seems to suggest that an upcoming update for Sports Bar VR will be introducing cross-platform multiplayer, to allow friends who use different virtual reality (VR) headsets to compete against one another. It has not yet been confirmed which platforms the update will apply to. Most fans are hoping for cross-platform compatibility between PC-based platforms and PlayStation VR, but the update may just allow compatibility between Oculus Home and Steam VR.

In addition, a subsequent tweet from Cherry Pop Games answering a question about VR Snooker was responded to with the words ‘Big Plans’ and the hashtag ‘Snookerteaser’. This seems to suggest that Cherry Pop Games are planning to bring the ability to play Snooker into Sports Bar VR alongside the existing games of Pool already available, or perhaps that the company is planning a separate VR Snooker title.

Sports Bar VR has enjoyed regular updates since launch, with new mini-games and features being added, such as the addition of a jukebox, updates to multiplayer game-finding features and video streaming capability.

Sports Bar VR is available for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for £14.99 (GBP)

VRFocus will bring you further news on Sports Bar VR as it becomes available.

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