Goat Simulator is coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 this April. Developer Double Eleven is developing and self-publishing the game for both consoles. The announcement came yesterday from Microsoft with a trailer that showed a goat standing on an Xbox One.
Goat Simulator is a third-person game where you control a goat. The game is similar to an old-school skating game, in that you travel around a sandbox city scoring points. The biggest difference is in those games you scored points by performing tricks, but in Goat Simulator, you score points by causing chaos and mass destruction. The goat’s tongue is long and can grab on to stuff from a hotdog cart to a helicopter, and the crazier your destructiveness, the more points you score.
Goat Simulator was created by Coffee Stain Studios, and on the game’s page they have a disclaimer that says, “Goat Simulator is a completely stupid game and, to be honest, you should probably spend your money on something else, such as a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe pool your money together with your friends and buy a real goat.” However, a lot of the appeal of Goat Simulator is that it is so ridiculous and out there. Originally the game was just a joke demo and was shown in early alpha stages on YouTube, but the videos were met with such excitement that the studio made it into a full game. One interesting thing is that the studio decided that any bugs within the game that didn’t break gameplay completely were going to be left in to add to the game’s humor.
On YouTube Microsoft described the game as “The latest in goat simulation technology is making its way to an Xbox near you. You no longer have to imagine what it is like to cause as much destruction as possible as a goat. Soon you’ll be able to pick up a controller and take on the world as a goat, racking up points as you destroy the world around you, using your insanely long tongue to drag people and objects to their demise.”
There is yet to be a firm date within April for the release of Goat Simulator for Xbox One and Xbox 360. For anyone who is worried about a new developer working on bringing the game to console, Double Eleven assured, “We worked closely with Coffee Stain to ensure that we made a faithful reproduction.” So it may not be made by the original developer, but the console version of Goat Simulator is sure to be faithful to the original game.
Written by Spencer Havens
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