For the PS4 release of Hustle Kings we wanted to try something new to freshen up the franchise and we really wanted to focus the game to be a better online experience. With those goals in mind we’ve created a whole new structure for the game and have gone to work adding new PS4 exclusive features and touches.
First things first though, to ensure there was a large online community and lots of people available for matches we made the game downloadable for free so everyone with a PS4 can get it. We’ve done this by creating a core package that includes all the basics you need to enjoy the game, we have a practise mode to get you started, a career mode to put you through your paces and earn you some starting money and the new League mode where you can compete online and rise through the online tiers.
In the League everyone starts out at the bottom and must earn their way to the top, access to higher play tiers comes from winning games and reaching career cash goals, the higher the tier the harder the rules are and higher the stakes so be sure to perfect your skills before you move up to the big leagues because the best players will be waiting!
Hustle Kings Credits (HKC) are the currency that you’ll play with in the game so we’ve tried to make sure that there are loads of ways for players to earn them. We have HKC rewards for completing the career modes, you can earn them by competing online against other players and every day a new daily challenge will be available. The daily challenges give you a limited number of tries to win big at one of our many new fiendish puzzle games; they can range from trick shots to timed challenges, limited shot clear-ups and many more!
To go along with all that there are daily leaderboards, global rankings for the game’s top earners and players as well as activity feeds so you can keep up to date with what’s going on with the rest of the players in the world.
We mentioned before that this is just the core package though. We wanted to be able to appeal to as many players as possible and we understand that not everyone will want the new online HKC focused experience. So at launch we are also offering an upgrade package that will allow you to play classic pool games without the need for HKC, this will let you play games whenever you want without that restriction. Consider it a solution for the more traditional gamers out there.
So we have big plans for Hustle Kings on PS4, lots of free updates for the League, new modes and game types to be added in the future, special events and new in-game items to spend your HKC on. We’ll be back soon to detail prices, dates and more features very soon!