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Joe Montana Football: 16

Postby ycleped » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:56 pm

I thought this would get the most views here in general discussion, and this is something that ALL of us need to see.

From Operation Sports,
MisterFootballSF wrote:I'm sorry, but I can't sit by and watch this any longer.

I love and respect a number of people working on this game and having met the man and hung around him a number of times I have a profound respect for Mr. Montana. He's just a great person. But I disagree with how they're dealing with the public and how they plan to continue to do so. You just have no idea how long they're planning to drag even basic info out.

I'm not on the team and I'm not under an NDA so I'm not under any obligation to keep anything I know a secret. There are some things going on that gamers need to know about now, and the way they've planned to do these things just isn't reasonable. What I'm about to tell you are things they literally only plan to tell you about 3-4 weeks before release and I'm sorry, you don't deserve to be strung along like that.

I know you won't believe me, but I can assure you this is accurate, and in time you will see these truths unfold. I feel you need to know so you can prepare as a gamer (save up money, make arrangements and plans, etc).

- First and foremost, this game will be for XBOX One and PC only. This is why they haven't mentioned platforms. They're taking early advantage of the Windows 10 cross-plat tech and the game will be out as part of 10's 3-month launch cycle in the middle of this year.

So now that you know, you can make plans to purchase an XBOX One or Windows 10 if you don't have one of them already.

- The game is called Joe Montana NFL Football 16. This is an NFL game. First-party stipulations that the NFL has always left open & the NFL's exclusive relationship with Microsoft allows for Microsoft to have an NFL game. Microsoft Studios is the publisher. Microsoft is deadly serious about gaining ground and winning the console war (doubtful to happen at this point though) and throwing tons of money at incubation and trying to buy new IP that they can turn into big series' titles is top priority for them right now. They believe this game can be many times bigger than MLB The Show due to the larger NFL fanbase, and because so many XBOX One owners identify as serious NFL fans.

- 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.

- They put those things up on artforgames in hopes that you would find it, especially the NFL stuff. It took a little longer than initially thought, but you found them eventually, and when they saw you found it they took it all down just as they did when they realized people found their job posting last year. They already had their team in place, the posting was a bone. All of this has been staged well.

- They're not asking for ideas because it's an NFL game and they don't feel there is a lot of room for the type of creativity you'd need in an unlicensed game. When they first started out before iMFL they were considering a non-NFL licensed game and were going to approach dealing with the community differently with polls, a message board, etc. but things changed once NFL was confirmed.

- 2K is involved. Should be obvious from some tweets/re-tweets and comments both Joe Montana and Damon Grow have made. Some tech and manpower was purchased from 2K and is deeply incorporated into this game.

- The franchise mode will be able to be managed on mobile devices and it's really deep.

- The iMFL app was never meant to be released. Its entire production was a prototyping run for its franchise mode and management system with the intent of using it in Joe Montana NFL Football 16. Even the TechCrunch interview was part of the staging. It was brilliant. Everybody bought the staging. So, don't wait for that app, it's never coming.

- 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.


As some of you may know, this game has been followed for every single possible detail people can get for the past few months. The devs keep dropping hints, and it's driving literally everyone crazy.

If this is true, I will go ballistic. FOOTBALL FOR THE PC. A NEW VERSION. NOT MADE BY EA. Everything seems like a dream come true with this game... The best thing is that Microsoft has a license! NFL BRAND! A TRUE MADDEN COMPETITOR!

Think of what we can do with a game like this... Our whole community might be able to adopt this game like we did with Madden 08, and if Damon Grow is smart enough, he will open up the whole game to the modding community to expand the lifetime of this what seems to be a masterpiece.

Sorry if it seems like I am going insane, but I can't contain my excitement....

(Of course this post found on OS could all be a joke, but the last time a game was leaked on OS - APF2k8 - it was all factual information.)
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Re: Joe Montana Football: 16

Postby hsfpc » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:33 pm

Great news , if it is true. If they continue to make the PC version every year , there will be no need for a mod makeover every year ,just cost you $50/yr. If , however , they stop making the PC version after the first year , we will be stuck with a game we cannot mod. Unless someone makes all new tools and utilities.
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Postby Randall12 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:18 pm

I'll wait until they release the Competition that is MADDEN 16. Loyalty Son ! :mrgreen:

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Postby ycleped » Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:43 pm

Randall12 wrote:I'll wait until they release the Competition that is MADDEN 16. Loyalty Son ! :mrgreen:

What do you mean, 'loyalty'? You are gonna keep staying loyal to a company that constantly feeds trash to their customers? Lol good luck with that one...

Unlike EA, Damon Grow (the dev of JMF16) actually listened to what people had to suggest. Why stick with a game that is the same every year when there are better options out there by people that actually care?
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Postby Randall12 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:46 pm

Ycleped wrote:
Randall12 wrote:I'll wait until they release the Competition that is MADDEN 16. Loyalty Son ! :mrgreen:

What do you mean, 'loyalty'? You are gonna keep staying loyal to a company that constantly feeds trash to their customers? Lol good luck with that one...

Unlike EA, Damon Grow (the dev of JMF16) actually listened to what people had to suggest. Why stick with a game that is the same every year when there are better options out there by people that actually care?


Well I'm dedicated to the EAGLES, it's the samething with them every year as well :mrgreen:

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Re: Joe Montana Football: 16

Postby NickyJ » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:35 pm

Sounds nice and all, but I'm not betting on it being all that post says it's cracked up to be. A first release being totally revolutionary, lights out, knock-your-socks-off perfect with realism and graphics that are out of this galaxy and "embarrasses" the competition? Yeeeeeeeeeeah, no. I'll wait until it delivers on those "leaked" promises before I offer to carpet the company's floors with hundred dollar bills.
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Re: Joe Montana Football: 16

Postby hsfpc » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:04 pm

Here are some leaked pics ,

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Postby RevanFan » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:23 pm

That must be a pretty old pic. Reliant Stadium has been NRG Stadium for some time now.
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Re: Joe Montana Football: 16

Postby ycleped » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:32 pm

RevanFan wrote:That must be a pretty old pic. Reliant Stadium has been NRG Stadium for some time now.

Since March 19th, 2014...

Which means that this project has been in the works for quite a while.
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