If you're struggling to get out on the bank you could soon be able to enjoy your favourite pastime from the comfort of your home following a collaboration between Korda and gaming experts Dovetail Games.
The partnership will see the Essex-based tackle giants help to develop the most detailed, authentic and realistic fishing simulator ever made.
“We are delighted to be working with Dovetail Games,” said Danny Fairbrass, the founder of Korda Developments. “They have a great team, using amazing technology to bring to life the experience of carp fishing properly in a video game for the first time. We’re really excited to be able to feature our kit in Dovetail Games Fishing and look forward to seeing both carp fishing fans and gamers using our equipment in the virtual fishing world.”
In Dovetail Games Fishing, players will tackle every step in the fishing experience, starting with tackle and rig selection. Players will then take to the water’s edge where, using an intuitive new casting and reeling mechanism, they can then test their skills by finding, baiting, catching and landing the fish.
The game is currently slated for a late 2014 release, and is initially being developed for PC with more formats to follow. Initially specialising in carp fishing, it will quickly expand to include a multitude styles of fishing, including bass and fly-fishing, across a variety of locations around the world.