Over 24 years since its initial release, Joe Montana Football is back and will be revealed officially at this year's E3. 1080Players will be there speaking with those involved live on the show floor
Well there goes another E3 surprise... I'll admit, while others don't care for how a game looks (only when they're able to play it), those screenshots look amazing!
Maybe they will let us create our own stadium and such. No license also means no restrictions from the NFL and more freedom to actually include fun stuff to do.
Read an extensive article stating that Joe Montana football can have the NFL license if it is published by first party studios. Word was it will be published by Microsoft and be for that system. While I hope this is TRUE, its more than likely not.
Nah its true. MS knows its a waste of time to release an unlicensed game they are best buds with the NFl they know they need the licence to sell copies and consoles.
Joe Montana was spotted at the Microsoft campus not so long ago..si its a possibility
Except the last time there was a serious football game that was unlicensed... yea that was a real winner. All Pro Football 2K8 was a flaming dog turd.
not really a surprise, these rumors have been floating around for awhile now claiming microsoft is partnered with it. makes a little sense i guess since sony has mlb microsoft used to have nhl rivals and nfl fever at one time.
We have tried this already so many times. People do not want football games that are without the NFL license. It sucks. I hate it. I wish they stood a chance. But you can't pretend the Orlando Flippers are equal to the Miami Dolphins or whatever other made up team they come up with. It totally destroys the fun of imaging yourself truly in control of your favorite team.
As right as you are, I'd actually prefer a solid football game with good mechanics. Imagining yourself as a team is fun and all, but not if it's frustrating because the game play itself is lacking.
There had been rumors for awhile and we still don't know much about the game, except it looks nice and Joe Montana will be in it. lol!! What systems will it be for? With all the NLF teams be included? Will it be released this year. Who's publishing it? Lot of unanswered questions that we won't get answered until the E3.
This game is being set up to fail if it doesn't use actual NFL teams.
Definitely . If it's not a actual NFL or like some super cool gimmick type of game , that makes it stand out , it'll have no chance
Yah, it's hard to sell well when you don't have the real NFL teams and players. The BackBreaker series tried it, and never really did too well.
Backbreaker was a helluva football game though. It was fun. Never really had so much fun playing a football game, besides blitz.
I'd welcome the return of a HD Tecmo Bowl.
Regardless, lets hope this game turns out to be great and challenges Madden head on. There NEEDS to be competition in order to wake EA up and make them realize they can't get away with doing minimal changes to their sports games.
Let them sleep, never liked their games even when there was competition. We need a game to DESTROY them and their brainwashed following, like the NBA 2K did in 2K11
Dude as long as EA still solely owns the NFL licensing rights, any competition is irrelevant.
Give me Monster League Football!
eA exclusive agreement is 3rd party, since MS is a sponsor of the nfl and the rumor is would be publishing this game, they would be a 1st party publisher and would have access to the NFL license. Rumor is, this will be an NFL licensed game and pc/xbox cross platform. All rumors until next monday, i hope they are true, too good to be true to me though, but it doesnt hurt to have some hope.
There has been no official word that a first party studio can do it. At first it was exclusive, but details recently have been mum. Reason to believe there may be nfl is because with the first preview of the game in early development as a mobile game, they had secured nflpa and said they didn't have nfl license BUT in the pics of joe they had clearly displayed him in his 49ers uni along with 49ers logo, so they fibbed about that
Blitz didn't have use of all actual players and it was successful . See no reason why this can't be a successes.
Dude if blitz was sooo successful then where is it now? The last game in the blitz series was blitz the league II and that game was a commercial flop. That game flopping along with backbreaker, all-pro football 2k proved that if you don't have actual NFL teams then you don't succeed. It's the main reason these series don't even exist anymore. Put this into perspective, you think 2K would have been able to take over the NBA market in terms of games if they didn't have actual NBA teams? The real answer: HELL NO....
@MrSwank Blitz went downhill once it went to The League. It tried to be a serious football game with actual teams and players(mostly) and they took most of the fun stupid stuff you could do that made the Blitz series so much fun to begin with. It went from an arcadey, pick up and play with drunk friends game, to a somewhat lackluster football sim with a few remnants of what Blitz was about in the first place.
If it doesn't I hope they make is customizable so you can import your own team logos and player names.
I believe Backbreaker football game had a way to import. So, at some point there was 'NFL' logos and colors in the game. If you so chose to.
They just need to have tools like BackBreaker and PES. That way the community can bypass the license issues and at least create the proper logos and uniforms.
Without the NFL franchise this game is useless.
Tecmo super bowl.
Another good xbox one exclusive.
Assuming its a Xbox One exclusive, which it probably is given rumors, why are you assuming that it's going to be good? Are sports games generally good...particularly the first itteration in a series? We don't even know who the developer is yet. Absolutely nothing is known about the game other than the name, so are you saying it's going to be good just because it's an Xbox One exclusive...or are you saying it's going to be good because....OK, can't think of another reason why you might say that.
Based on the screen it looks unlicensed. Bummer.
Could sink Sony if it's NFL licensed. No one wants to be a slave to madden anymore.
Lol keep dreaming fanboy. XB1 is going to be a very distant second this gen better get used to it.
Sink sony? I have xb1, ps4 and a gaming pc. I prefer my xb1 for most games simply due to the number of real world friends I have that own the system, but c'mon, a football game will sink sony! Wtf are you on. I dont believe any one game, except maybe grand theft auto, could actually tip the scales in anyones favor. I expect microsoft to take over american sales numbers before all's said and done, but they will still end up no less than 20 million sales less than ps4 at the end of the cycle.
Uh huh. People still lap up madden every year regardless. Same with NHL games from EA. About the only competition EA has in sports is in Soccer and Basketball, and that's because those franchises have been around just as long or longer than EA's crap fest. A new franchise isn't going to be that detrimental in the short term. Maybe 4-5 years from now if it far surpasses Madden in terms of quality over that time.
As an Australian I don't know any American footballers so the license does not bother me I used to enjoy MSN NFL back in the day so this will be welcomed as I avoid Maddden due to it being average.
For some reason I am compelled to say "GENESIS DOES!" On topic, I would love to see this happen. It was a great franchise back in the day.
I still play APF 2k8. Great game!! It should be tons better than this game.
I have a feeling this will be exclusive to xbox one & pc. Reason I say this is because of Fantasy Football for xbox one & 360. Plus MS is supporting NFL much more then Sony & Nintendo. Would be a big deal if this turns out to be a solid franchise. I do hope it is on all platforms but with all the rumors surrounding MS having an NFL exclusive game this possibly can be it.
ill support any FOOTBALL game that is not EA MAdden its my duty, as a gamer and as an Avid NFL 2k fan, that franchise was it, it was perfect.
Lets say for discussino purposes that the rumors were true, this is an NFL licensed game. Hopefully people will keep their expectations realistic because this would be year 1 and the game is likely going to suck. The big picture though, EA needs to competition because madden sucks.
Not all games suck in their 1st year, if that were true then how did all these sequel's get started?...i'd like to think that whoever worked on this montana football has had more than enough time to research and basically NOT do what madden keeps doing, therefore making it at least a good game, not a great game but a good one.
Football or sports games are different the fan base want realism and simulation which is hard to accomplish already. To do it respectable year one for a football game is a lot ask. You can't compare sports games to action adventure games.
If they are a competent developer, it shouldn't be that hard to do. Take notes from the other football games, put them together and improve them. One thing I'd like to see.. is more player customization. Madden had one thing for a neck brace? Sleeves for both arms? There could be so much user customization for the players. They could make a better franchise mode - better career mode. I could think of so many improvements I would make to Madden.
I agree. People are putting way too many expectations on the game without knowing anything beyond the name. I'm hopeful it will be a good football game, because Madden isn't that good, and I only buy 1 or 2 football games a gen. But lets extend your discussion. Would EA have to up it's game in your scenario if the game is a 1st party Exclusive? They haven't done so for NBA or NHL. Being exclusive to XBox isn't going to compel them no matter how good JMF may be. I think the game will get more attention and praise as a console exclusive, it's just the nature of 1st party exclusives. Whether or not it is actually better than Madden though will be hard to really determine because of it since critical analysis will always be questioned.
It'll be disappointing if it doesn't use nfl teams but even if it doesn't it could lead to great things like a return of nfl 2k. Madden needs competition.
An unlicensed Football game were already made in All Pro Football by 2k sports at the beginning of the X360 generation. It doesn't have the NFL license but it does have licensed former NFL greats so I am hoping they at least get that and be very customizable. If the gameplay is great, then it can be a really nice alternative to Madden, which I hate.
100% looking forward to JM16 being that Madden is trash in terms of gameplay
No licenses? What is this. The 90s?
I blame EA has the license they have been making exclusive deals with the NFL since Madden 06, that's why we don't have NFL 2K, GameDay, Fever,Quaterback Club and many other games we use to play. With that being said hopefully we can customize this game into an NFL game!
Blame the nfl. Nfl wanted an exclusive license.
The NFL believed it would make the NFL licensed games have more consistent quality to the NFL trademark. At least that was the official line. EA probably pushed the idea with a bucket load of money, and in practice it just removes competition which could make the quality better. Of course there were quite a few crappy NFL licensed games when this actually went down.
What many of us are forgetting here is that this isn't Joe Montana's first time coming out with a football video game. also he had the previlige of sitting back for over 24yrs watching and observing the competition, researching and listening to the football sim community. it is my understanding that this game has been under development for no less then 4yrs. no pressure, under the radar. even we as gamer's didn't know anything about this game. it was all speculations and rumors up to this point. also it is said according to that OS post months ago that JM16 acquired the help and technology from 2k. so with all that said guys don't under estimate the potential of this game. i believe JM16 is out to win the football sim crown.
...Joe Montana don't make the games, bruh. He just uses his likeness and endorsement to sell them.
Joe Montana is the only guy working on the game dude, do you not know anything?. Every player in the game will move and look exactly like him, they are also all named Joe Montana. All the teams are from Montana as well.
"All the teams are from Montana as well." ...but Joe is from Pennsylvania...game fails for being unrealistic. :)
Perfect chance for; Philadelphia Ducks I am an Eagles fan so it's OK for me to make that joke, Just got a Black Kiko Alonso jersey! Can't wait for this season! Edit: LOL at people who think if this game was licensed it would "knock off PS from #1" LOL and a smh - sports games are almost ALWAYS dominated by one game, See FIFA VS Pro Evo or even NFL2k12 vs Madden. Like The Highlander there can only be one.
All these announcements really take the fun out of E3. I guess these people/studios are trying to get a jump on the new headlines. I wish they would just keep quiet.
Good news for Americans, Meh for.. well me anyway, I like the American Football sport, but I do not watch it, just looks interesting!
Im European living in the states. Hated it at first but its an amazing sport if you get into it. I hated that they stopped every 5 or so seconds because I am used to European football and basketball , but when you learn the sport you realize every play, every player goes full speed you start appreciating it more and more. Ray Lewis helped me get into it, Intense athlete that disrupted a lot of offenses in his career. Still cant get into baseball, playing it is fun, even videogames, but watching it is way too boring.
Yeah I agree! It looks very engaging to be apart of and I wish I had an opportunity to have a go, I could have tried Rugby but I did not want to. Its cool that you are embracing a culture than is different to what you are used to you! you seem very ambitious!
We already knew this is coming! What we want to know ( and hope) is that it has an NFL licence, effectively making this NFL2K15. PLEASE let it be so. I can see MS integrating their NFL app into this, updating rosters and stats. Fantasy football will never be the same again! And cross play between PC and Xbox!
I absolutely agree, except it would be 2k16 for next year's season. Either way, the integration between Windows 10 platforms could be pretty cool. 1. Cross-Play on XB1 and PC. 2. A Football Manager style mode for XB1, PC and Tablets. 3. Fantasy Football with other gamers automatically integrated into your XBL profile on every device including phones. There's a lot that could be done with a REAL License. But if it's not the NFL, it's an almost impossible mountain to climb.
Yup! Yup! It could potentially be a game changer.
Bring us a proper NFL Blitz game Microsoft. Not this crap
One of the first games I ever bought on my own was the original JM Football. I remember it would zoom in on your runner once he got the ball. It was great. I would love to see a license free football game.
Another football game ready to bite the dust. Sorry Joe. :(
That picture is creepy....LOL
As much, as I would hate to see this game only Xbox one as an NFL license game I would cave in buy this and the system if it looks like a great game. Especially since Madden has been a big head ache to me lately.