SEGA of America has launched SEGA PLAY! Football on the gaming-oriented social network Hi5. It should be noted that the title references the sport Americans call soccer, not American football. In SEGA PLAY! Football, players can create and manage their own football teams and compete in both global fantasy soccer tournaments and international league play. Players can invite friends to join their team and even determine their team formations.
In addition to tournaments and leagues, friends can choose to pit their teams against each other in one-on-one competitions. Players can extensively customize the look of their players, their team uniforms, and their stadium. The announcement of SEGA PLAY! Football comes only a few days after SEGA launched SEGA PLAY! Baseball on Facebook. It’s not clear if the SEGA PLAY! sports games will be platform exclusive or if SEGA intends to port any of them to additional social networks.