Sorry I couldn't find the other thread that had recent conversation about the topic, but this is a bit of a revelation I guess so figured the news warranted its own thread.
So as some know, Canuck Play is a company that is developing a game called "Canadian Football 17". I have been keeping up with the game hoping they'd get the CFL license, but today I read a post on their Facebook that claims the CFL had no interest in the project and are pursuing their own venture apparently.
Here is the part of the post that mentions this.
"Unfortunately, the linchpin to this whole endeavour rested with having a pro license. The local angels would only invest if there was a league license. Why? Because unlicensed sports video games only garner about 1/1000 the sales numbers of licensed titles. That’s simply why there are no AAA level unlicensed football titles on the market today. If unlicensed sports titles made money, companies like 2K would still be making them. The Canadian Football League simply is not interested in this project. They have their own plans and are working on their own game project. To say I’m personally disappointed with how this was dealt with is an understatement to say the least."
So could this possibly mean the EA rumours were true? Or is the league working with another company to put a game out, interesting information for sure I am excited to hear more news now that this is out in the public from a company who clearly talked to the league recently about this.