CFL Version of Madden Exists, but Not Released


I never really paid much attention to all the "CFL Video Game" threads. This might be old news to some of you, but I found this article from back in 2012:

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So some of the developers made a CFL teams-and-rules variant of Madden, buy EA Sports decided not to release it? That kinda sucks. I think getting in on Madden would be huge for the CFL, and if it's possible for a couple developers to do on their own, then maybe it will happen someday.

Yeah..old news... The game would of costn 5 million to release for a 3 or 4 year run (same game every year with updates) EA expected to only recover about 3 million of that in a small market like Canada. EA wanted the CFL to guarantee a modest profit. Basisly EA wanted about a million dollars a year from the league ( based on estimates...could have been more or less)
The CFL which is a 200 million dollar business was too cheap to invest 0.5 percent of their annual revenues into their future.... Thus, the ever aging CFL fan base.
I often wondered why EA had such low expectations on sales for the game. Even if one third of football fans in Canada have no time for the CFL, it is still a much larger market than Australia. The most populated Australian state is NSW, and they don't have the time of day for the AFL. To be honest, the AFL is despised by almost 50% of the population of the country, yet they have had a video game released every year for the last 25 years.

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Have no idea, but is the AFL game sponsored by the league or just a regular private sector product?

If you look at what I posted... It would appear that the game is marginally profitable, or loses money. The big difference is that Australia is a proud country that cares about its institutions and does not look down on itself as being inferior to anyone.