The "wild success" of PC Fútbol is difficult to repeat, says its creator

The founder of the well-known sports management game PC Fútbol, ????Spaniard Carlos Abril, told Efe today that "the success" of that game was "wild" and that the new version will come out selling soon does not generate great expectations, because it is not easy to make something succeed.

Montevideo, 14 Nov (EFE) .- The founder of the well-known sports management game PC Fútbol, ????Spaniard Carlos Abril, told Efe today that "the success" of that video game "was savage" and that the new version that will be released shortly does not generate great expectations, because it is not easy to make something succeed.

"PC Soccer's success was wild, it was the biggest phenomenon that I think there has been a videogame in Spain. videogame international developed in Montevideo.

In addition, he indicated that at that time it was very common that with the same copy played more than one person.

"What there was was a great expectation within the country itself that the game came out, "he added.

In addition, he indicated that almost 20 years after his withdrawal from the project they still call him to perform talks about the game.

"I've had people who have come to my office and told me 'it's your fault I lost a year in college'," he recalled.

April company that arose in the wake of the creation in 1992 of the first version of PC Fútbol - which initially came to light under the name of Professional Soccer Simulator - and that until 2001 took nine editions of the game, until later it was developed by the Gaelco Multimedia company until 2008.

Currently, the IDC Games and Korner Entertainment companies are about to to release a new version of the videogame for sale, which will be released for mobile first and then have space on computers.

"I do not have great expectations on the current PC PC because it is not so easy to do, "said Abril about the imminent return of the saga.

The creator, who left the project after its seventh edition in 1999, said that Despite the "wild success" that the game had in the first years of its creation, the latest versions have not had the same luck.

April recalled that the game gave life to the company Dinamic Multimedia went on sale accompanied by a magazine in the Spanish kiosks and that the last version in which he participated sold 400,000 copies.

"Every year I they contact to make two or three soccer games, people who have ideas or who have a company. involved in the project, "sentenced Abril.

" I wish you all the success you may have but it does not appeal to me. then I do not look for that incentive either, I like other types of games, more action, more characters and all that kind of stories, "he continued.

Abril highlighted, finally, that for Currently, competing with other types of soccer games such as FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer, must mainly identify the user, since he is not just a person who "likes football games ", but has a much deeper interest in the alignments and tactics, signings and competitions.

According to April, those features made the PC Soccer had "mini-games" in the game.

"I think that right now the current games are focused on a segment of soccer players and that they are not satisfying the rest. I think that if you identify the other players and give them characteristics and give them a game in which you can satisfy them, you can succeed. "

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