[b]INTERVIEW: Canadian football video game almost ready for launch[/b]
Last year you told me the game would feel closer to EA’s NCAA Football than Madden, is that still the case?
The game is evolving and has its own unique feel. It’s a much faster game than what players may be used to. Much of that comes from the rules; the amount of time you have to pick a play and snap the ball is much shorter so you have to be quicker about that. The players on the field move faster and if you don’t get rid of the ball in about two seconds your QB will come under pressure.
I also want to emphasize that Canuck Play has aimed to create a game that anyone can pick up and enjoy. Some titles (like Madden) are simply too intimidating to a lot of people. That’s why we’ve put a lot of effort into simplifying things and making our game extremely accessible by allowing players do do things such as adjusting the play clock (to give you more time to pick plays), to turn off the waggle (so that the ball is always automatically snapped at the right time) and so on.
Sounds like it could be a fun game to play! It's too bad the CFL wouldn't support him but at least Microsoft is covering some of the major development costs. Just as long as they have a Windows version, let the games begin!