Goat Simulator, the divisive bug-fest written as a joke before turning into Coffee Stain Studio's biggest-selling title, is to get a free expansion pack inspired by the work of Blizzard on World of Warcraft: Goat MMO Simulator.
Positioned by its creators as little more than a joke and coming with the warning that 'Goat Simulator is a completely stupid game and, to be honest, you should probably spend your money on something else, such as a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe pool your money together with your friends and buy a real goat,
' Goat Simulator reviewed poorly
but has proven a real money-spinner for Coffee Stain Studios. While its previous entirely-serious games Sanctum and Sanctum 2 sold a joint 1.6 million copies, Goat Simulator alone has sold 1.1 million copies on PC and a further 500,000 on mobile following its recent porting, making it the company's biggest selling single game thus far.
To reward fans, the company - the PR manager of which, Armin Ibrisagic, jokes in his official press release is 'now transitioning their video game company into a free-range goat farm,
' - has announced a new expansion pack for the game dubbed Goat MMO Simulator. As the name suggests, the patch expands the destroy-everything-while-being-a-goat gameplay into a massively multiplayer online experience set in a fantasy realm. The company is open that it took inspiration from the decade-and-counting MMO World of Warcraft for the expansion, with chief executive Anton Westbergh joking 'If anyone from Blizzard Legal is reading this then please don’t sue, be cool.
Screenshots available on the company's official Facebook page
appear to show genuine multiplayer elements, including an in-game chat window, along with role-playing features including various classes in a character creation system and experience points being earned through destructive acts. How deep the new features will run, of course, remains to be seen: at heart, Goat Simulator is still a joke product.
Goat MMO Simulator will launch on Steam as a free download on the 20th of November, while a preview video is embedded below for the curious.