- 03 September 2013 | Surfing
Surfing video games have died with the PlayStation 2. It's been 10 years since "Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer" was released, but the ocean's been flat ever since.
PlayStation 4 makes its debut in the end of 2013. On the 16th September 2002, the best video console game featuring surfing hits the market. "Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer" was a PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy, Game Cube and PC game. A lot has changed in a decade.
Skateboarding and snowboarding games proved to be a success. There are dozens of titles with wheels and ice on the front cover of these PlayStation and Xbox games, but no surfboards have been shown.
The PlayStation 4 generation promises a new revolution. Time has come to get realistic hair and impressive fluid physics that will reinstate surfers in the virtual world, and rewrite the history of the surfing games.
It has been said that poor water physics simulation is the reason why surfing has been banned from video game consoles. It was hard to get waves looking and behaving like real waves.
Those days are over. In the last months, surf fans have been impressed by the quality of the "new electronic liquids". The water movement and splash detail is outstanding, as well as the interaction with rigid bodies.
Will there be a surfing game for PlayStation 4? There are rumors going around that a new console video game featuring surfing will emerge from the deep sea.
With around 20 million surfers worldwide - and a strong support and sympathy from action sports fans - the next surfing game for PlayStation 4 is condemned to success.
Meanwhile keep having fun with online surfing games.