The NCAA Football series has been awol since 2013. Since the final iteration in the series was released, there has been talk of a possible return year in and year out. Barring that, gamers have been on the hunt for a title that might be able to step into the void.
While talk of a real replacement has rung hollow year after year, there appears to be a contender that could actually step in and give college football fans a real replacement. Maximum Football 2019 devs Canuck Play have been working to put together a game that will remind EA Sports fans of their beloved game.
While Madden NFL 20 has the pro football video game market locked down, this contender officially called Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football 2019 wants to become the kings of the college level. Canuck Play has been working hard to remind people of the last game in EA’s long-running series, NCAA Football 14, by packing in features players found in that game.
Our Patrons providing valuable insight and feedback. College Football gaming returns to consoles this September. pic.twitter.com/1c3ux1Cs3K
— Doug Flutie's Maximum Football (@MaxFootballGame) July 28, 2019
When the game releases in September, it will allow players the ability to take the reigns of their favorite school, then try and build a dynasty by recruiting future generations of talent. There will also be nice little features like the crowd attending home games depending on how good the program is or has become under a player’s leadership.
Like it’s predecessor, Maximum Football 2019 isn’t able to use the names of real players. This title isn’t even able to use real school or conference names. They’ve gotten around this by putting in fake names but allow full editing capabilities. That means someone who puts their mind to it will be able to rename every school and conference to match the real college programs.
This weekend, the developers took an important step to finishing development by hosting a beta at their headquarters. A select group of fans was invited into Canuck Play’s offices to check out Maximum Football 2019 and give it a good test run. Those testers gave what could be a real replacement for NCAA Football two big thumbs up. That’s very good news for those looking to win a national title on the digital gridiron again after all these years.
Thanks to everyone that came out this weekend. This has been a tremendous help. Suggested course corrections with Dynasty Recruiting will only make it better. https://t.co/IFD0XdlNfS
— Canuck Play (@CanuckGS) July 28, 2019
Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football 2019 doesn’t have an official release date but it’s expected to land on the Xbox One and PS4 this September.
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