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First Gameplay Footage of SOF Studios’ H-Hour: World’s Elite Released

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Posted on January 8, 2014 AT 05:18am

SOF Studios has released the first gameplay footage of its spiritual successor to the SOCOM series, H-Hour: World’s Elite.

The development team is being headed by David Sears, creative director on SOCOM and SOCOM II. The gameplay footage (below) is taken from a very early pre-alpha build of the game. SOF is currently working on a proof of concept demo so it can seek further funding to help build the game.

A Kickstarter for H-Hour was successfully completed on July 7, 2013, with the developer raising $252,662 after originally asking for $200,000.

“Like many fans of the early SOCOMs, you may be among the legions asking for an HD version of SOCOM II. This isn’t that,” Sears said on Kickstarter. “We’re not here to simply deliver the past in a prettier package. We’re building the spiritual successor to the early SOCOM games from the ground up. H-Hour: World’s Elite is immediate, realistic, multiplayer-oriented and team-based. It is an experience directly inspired by the SOCOM series because those games were the starting point.

H-Hour is several miles down the road that we traveled with SOCOM, the kind of shooter that SOCOM would have become if I had continued to helm the series beyond the second release.”

H-Hour: World’s Elite is set to release January 2015 for PC and PlayStation 4, and will include six maps, four game modes, and comprehensive community-building/clan management tools at launch.

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