OlliOlli was one of those games that I found difficult to put down, when it came out way back in January. Once I got past the tricky and ever-so-slightly counterintuitive control scheme, I was hooked. Following a release a few months ago on Steam, Roll7’s addictive 2D skating game has made its way from the PS Vita to the PS3 and PS4, landing with this week’s regular store update today in the US, and tomorrow in the EU. If you already own the game on Vita, the other versions come free as part of cross-buy.
All told, it’s a pretty straight up port of the Vita version, but gives you the benefit of much larger and less fiddly analogue sticks on the DualShock 3 and 4. However, all three versions will now feature friends leaderboards – with the Vita getting a patch today – so that you can directly compare yourself to your chums online. There’s also cross-save, so you can pick up right where you left off from one version to the next.
Studio Director, Simon Bennett said, “Shahid and Spencer at PlayStation in London pretty much insisted we did the port after the first day’s success, it was totally unexpected and took a while to sink in! We have since been working our collective balls off to bring OlliOlli to PS3 and PS4 – it could not have happened without the diligence and hard work from BlitWorks in Spain and Sam, our QA Manager here.”
Speaking of Sam, he’s going to be trying to set a record, putting his months of hard work testing the game to good use to try and beat the Amateur and Pro modes of the game on PS4 in under 2 hours. You can catch his efforts over on Twitch at 4PM BST, if you fancy seeing someone who really knows how to play the game trick his way through to the end.
He’s bound to put my own efforts to shame…