PS4, PS3 versions of Sportsfriends invite you to beat your friends May 6

Buying Sportsfriends for PS3 will also get you a free PS4 version.

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Sportsfriends, a compilation of four local multiplayer games, will release on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on May 6, Sony has announced.

Sportsfriends will cost $15, and buying the PS3 version will also entitle you to a free download of the PS4 version if you want to upgrade later. Developer Die Gute Fabrik said the game will release on Steam “some weeks after” its launch on PlayStation.

The package includes BaraBariBall, a retro-styled fighting game, Super Pole Riders, a QWOP-like pole vault dueling game, Hokra, a minimalist sports game, and Johann Sebastian Joust, in which you’re asked to physically jostle your opponents’ controller while protecting your own.

Johann Sebastian Joust is usually demoed with Move controllers, but it will also work with the DualShock 3 and DualShock 4. On the PS4, it will also make special use of the DualShock 4’s speaker and LED, but will only support up to four players. On the PS3 you can play with up to seven players and load your own music files into the game.

Sportsfriends was a Kickstarter project that was successfully funded with $150,000 back in 2012.

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Discussion

23 comments
aidsta
aidsta

Those small types of 4 player games are exactly what consoles need more of. And collecting them all into one package.. Great idea.


Long live 4 player couch gaming.

mattcake
mattcake

Looks abysmal. I can see how the "protect your controller" game is fun for a bit, but at the end of the day all the game is doing is checking the accelerometer. This game should be free for the poor souls (like me) who spent money on the Move in the first place.

getyeryayasout
getyeryayasout

Never, in the history of forever has there been a room with that many working Move controllers in it at the same time.

rasterror
rasterror

Okay this is what I don't get. This an article about a Sony product and service and very few Sony fans comment on it. But there is an article about the MS backed dig that found all of those buried Atari games and the comment section is flooded with Sony fans. I don't see MS fanboys flooding no this post. Why is that? Is it envy, boredom, a secret love for the Xbox? I just find it funny.

Deaho
Deaho

When I read the article I thought that game would be like sports champion then when I watched the video I understood why the game would be free for the ps4 version if you buy the ps3 version,simply the game doesn't look like it worth it.

rasterror
rasterror

This looks stupid and possibly fun at the same time. I'm picturing a lot of bloody noses and fights when alcohol is involved.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

tbh its not my thing to play games like this so i don't see the point in buying as i never have more then 3 friends around anyway

Marky360
Marky360

LOL why does the PS3 version sound like the better version? With the ability to upload your own music files and play with up 7 ppl instead of just 4 on the PS4 it sounds as if the last gen version of this game is much better then its next-gen counterpart.

sleepyinmorning
sleepyinmorning

I don't want to play motion games with controller in hand

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

@aidsta but but but it used to be 8 players then 7, why go way down to 4?

trfe
trfe

Yup. How it is all over. Sony seems to have pulled all the jerk offs that the 360 got last gen.

Naylord
Naylord

@Marky360  Because ps3 has some features ps4 doesn't; it's sad but true. Support for MP3s and 7 controllers are last gen only features.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@Marky360  first of all i doubt anyone has 4 ps4 controller let alone 7 to play that many people, secondly you may as well buy the ps3 version if the ps4 version will be free because of it anyway making what you said even more pointless as you have the choice of both games, if you have both consoles. 

Naylord
Naylord

@neowarrior121 @Marky360  I am playing it with 7 people the weekend it comes out. You don't personally have to have that many controllers. Each friend brings their own.

sleepyinmorning
sleepyinmorning

Obviously better choice when it comes to motion games

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@sleepyinmorning  dont have Knack, also was giving you an example of your "obvious choice for motion games"