Joe Montana Football is going to be released exclusively for mobile devices, putting an end to rumors that the game would act as a competitor to EA’s Madden NFL 16 on consoles.
New information has confirmed that the game will be releasing on iOS platforms to begin with, followed by Android. The game is built on Unreal Engine 4, and will not include player licences, as EA hold those rights.
Damon Grow of Superstar Games noted that the game is a full 11-on-11 football game, which edges on the side of simulation rather than arcade. They’ve even given us a new developer interview with snippets of gameplay footage, which shows off the game’s impressive graphics.
There’s some light at the end of the tunnel for PC owners, as it was announced that the game may come to the PC platform if the mobile release sells well.
Joe Montana Football 16 has fallen prey to consumer confusion as throughout the last year, gamers came to the conclusion that the game would be releasing on consoles.
The first such tease came back in July 2014, when Joe Montana posted a tweet using hashtags such as #youvewaitedlongenough. Some felt that this was a nod to the fact that EA’s offering had been the only option for football fans on Xbox and PlayStation for a long period of time.
Then, Joe tweeted that he was visiting Microsoft’s campus back in April, once again causing gamers to believe that Joe Montana Football 16 was coming to the Xbox One or PC.
We may have to wait a little longer for a console competitor in the football genre, but for now, the new footage of Joe Montana Football 16 is looking good, and mobile gamers will be able to get their hands on it next year. Check out the video below.
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