H-Hour: World's Elite is a clan-focused online shooter that is attempting to recall the days of Sony's popular SOCOM franchise on the PlayStation 2, though the developers seem to avoid directly using the word "SOCOM" when marketing the game. One of the designers from the SOCOM series is working on this project.
The game launched in Steam's Early Access section as an Alpha on May 19, 2015, allowing for 16-player multiplayer on a selection of maps. The developers claim the game will be in various forms of development for seven to 10 months after this intiial rollout.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the game originally went into production in 2013 with a planned release by January 2015.
Key Features announced by SOF Studios
- Round by Round based gameplay
- Teamwork focused
- Voice Chat Enabled
- Third Person Perspective
- Every map will be designed with a single gametype in mind
- Terrorists are generally have a positional advantage while the Special Forces have more weapon variety
- Dedicated servers, and Regional Lobbies
- No health regeneration
- No vehicles