Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football 2019 had a launch that was less than perfect.
Now the developers, a small team known as Canuck Play, are working hard to fix its faults. The developers of the hopeful NCAA Football series replacement have released their first content update.
The update, live now for the PS4 version and coming to the Xbox soon, deals with problems with logos, colors, and gameplay. Some of the changes made are needed if Maximum Football 2019 wants to be a functioning football game. Let alone the replacement to a much beloved and much-missed NCAA Football series.
The good news, for those fans who want the game to work, is that another content update is coming soon. This next update is aimed more at making the game better rather than fixing mistakes.
A thing being worked on for the next CU are more customizable sliders to modify aspects of the game such as pass blocking, pass coverage, base agility, etc…
Having 1 set of these values that suits everyone is not a battle we can win, so sliders will help with that.
— Canuck Play (@CanuckGS) October 4, 2019
Canuck Play has said a future update will include difficulty sliders. Pass blocking, pass coverage, base agility and other tweaks will be offered in slider form. That will allow players to tailor the game to their skill level.
That’s for the next update though. For now, Maximum Football 2019 is working on making the release version more usable. Some issues have to do with there not being enough logos.
Other problems involve things like teams kicking the field goal from the 25, no matter how long the field goal is supposed to be. They also improved the reaction time of defensive backs in pass coverage.
The full list of the tweaks and fixes in Maximum Football 2019 can be found here. It’s a long list.
The good news is that Canuck Play is trying to make the game live up to its hype. The slider set, when it does come is a step in the right direction. It will be up to the players whether it fits the bill as far as being a replacement for NCAA Football.