So sometime last year there was this football game announced call Joe Montana NFL Football 16... and it sort of just went under the radar. It's been quite under wraps, and no one really knew anything about it. Joe Montana just released cryptic tweets such as 'it's going to change the game #morethanjustarosterupdate'
Well now, if this is to be believed, there has been a leak and this game is actually 2k Sport's first NFL game since NFL 2k5 when they outclassed EA in every way... caused a panic, and EA subsequently countered with a blockbuster buyout of the exclusivity rights for the NFL license. Apparently there's a loophole in the license where other developers can create NFL games as LONG as it's a first party title, for example, a Playstation or Xbox exclusive. This has been confirmed as an Xbox One exclusive.
- The game was demoed and it went well. Actually, “well” is an understatement. People went crazy. NDA’s were and still are in place for them. That’s why you haven’t heard anyone saying anything, but a lot of people are having a very hard time because what they seen was unbelievable and it’s been impossible to go back to Madden or even take Madden seriously after that. It’s like, how you felt when you had an NES and you saw Sega Genesis for the first time. The step up in quality is THAT big.
- There are a few important modes. One is a story mode and it’s pretty cool. Think NBA 2K My Player. That’s what you’re getting.
-The graphics, animations and AI are all obscenely good and modern. It looks like a game that was built for this new generation, not just a port over from last generation with a ton of sloppy tweaks. The animations are easily the most crisp of any sports game ever made. Comparing the animations to Madden, it’s going make Madden look like a PS1 game by comparison. This is going to be embarrassing for EA Tiburon, like The Show Vs MLB 2K and NBA 2K vs NBA Live embarrassing.
- Expect Joe Montana NFL Football 16 out in Mid-late July.
I apologize to the team making this game and to Mr. Montana, but I feel that with just 4 months until release and a reveal schedule that really just strings everybody along unnecessarily, it was only right to tell people the truth so they can be prepared with enough time to act. Again, I’m deeply sorry but I know I’m doing the right thing.