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Well, it appears that Joe Montana Football is a game -- of some sorts.

Joe Montana tweeted the above screenshot
out to the internet, which appears to be an in-game screenshot of a football game long rumored to be in the works. It also appears to dispel the 'NFL game in the works' rumors that were floating around the last week. The screenshot shows Joe Montana (or someone with his name and number as his skin color looks much darker than Montana's) rolling out with players blocking and stumbling around.

The teams are both generic, and the stadium itself looks generic as well, although that much isn't fully clear. The screenshot features the Unreal Engine logo, and appears to be quite detailed -- but there's no signs of whether this game is for consoles, mobile platforms, or PC. Although just one screenshot, it definitely isn't a huge leap over what is already on the market sports games wise just at first glance, so it's really impossible to tell if this is even a console title, although it'd be a very impressive looking mobile/tablet title if that is the case.

The player models themselves look like a cross between Backbreaker and the old 2K titles, with the tall and slender bodies vs. more realistic proportions. But hey, it's way too early to be breaking these things down.

As mentioned by jyoung...

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No sports games have come out yet on UE 4. Action Arcade Wrestling 3 is using it, but that game's still in development.

UE 3 was used in several sports games:
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD (terrible)
  • WWE All Stars (pretty good)
  • Black College Football: The Xperience (subpar)
  • Kinect Big League Sports (never played it)
  • Real Boxing (never played it)
  • Lucha Libre: Heroes del Ring (never played it)
  • Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars (never played it)
What do you see in the screenshot? Any clues as to what Joe Montana football is going to be at this point?

Member Comments
# 1 Lexicon @ 03/16/15 08:32 PM
Goodness. Musical chairs.

Anyway, really excited for the game. Although there's a few things in the shot that worry me, I won't worry too much off of one screenshot.
 
# 2 MajorSupreme @ 03/16/15 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Lexicon
Goodness. Musical chairs.

Anyway, really excited for the game. Although there's a few things in the shot that worry me, I won't worry too much off of one screenshot.
Out curiosity, what are those things?
 
# 3 footballismyhobby @ 03/16/15 08:35 PM
So it does seem non-NFL indeed. Though this doesn't close the chance that they simply have a "create a team" mode and chose using custom teams in the screenshot to keep NFL announcement for later time, does it?
 
# 4 jyoung @ 03/16/15 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jmurphy31
Maybe a dumb question but has the unreal engine ever been used in a sports game before. If so which one and how was it.
No sports games have come out yet on UE 4. Action Arcade Wrestling 3 is using it, but that game's still in development.

UE 3 was used in several sports games:

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD (terrible)
WWE All Stars (pretty good)
Black College Football: The Xperience (subpar)
Kinect Big League Sports (never played it)
Real Boxing (never played it)
Lucha Libre: Heroes del Ring (never played it)
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars (never played it)
 
# 5 Lexicon @ 03/16/15 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by MajorSupreme
Out curiosity, what are those things?
The guy stumbling reminds me of Backbreaker when guys would foolishly trip over a guys foot by just barely grazing it. Not saying it doesn't happen in real life or that this is the case with this game, but it just looked really silly. Of course, "Butt Fumble" can shoot all those concerns down

Secondly, the uniforms for both teams are the same design. If they were the same design and the design was minimal (maybe a few stripes on the sleeves and that's it), I might not be as worried. However, this makes me think this is probably the only design for uniforms in the game.

Again, too early to worry too much about that stuff, but just some things that jumped out at me.
 
# 6 OSUFan_88 @ 03/16/15 08:39 PM
Looks like an APF Clone. Better than Backbreaker, but a clone of APF. If it has a career/dynasty/franchise mode, im interested.

Provided this is a console game.
 
# 7 cjallure24 @ 03/16/15 08:41 PM
please give the PC some love.
 
# 8 kehlis @ 03/16/15 08:42 PM
QB scrambling to left. Where's all the defense?
 
# 9 MajorSupreme @ 03/16/15 08:43 PM
Sidelines looking a little barren.
 
# 10 JKSportsGamer1984 @ 03/16/15 08:45 PM
Yoooooooo!!!!!
 
# 11 Lexicon @ 03/16/15 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MajorSupreme
Sidelines looking a little barren.
It's blurry, but it looks like there's players and people all the way down the sideline. Not what you'd see on an NFL sideline, but not bad, either.
 
# 12 PaleVermilion @ 03/16/15 08:50 PM
Spoiler
 
# 13 PVarck31 @ 03/16/15 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by CLEgend
I'm still skeptical wether or not this game still could be an NFL license product. Just think this could be from a fantasy mode like "MUT" with NFL players just minus the NFL "stuff".
Come on man. I think its pretty obvious at this point.
 
# 14 BenGerman @ 03/16/15 08:53 PM
I said this in another thread, but the benefit of it not having an NFL license is that it could also double as a college game, given the right customization options.

Someone brought up that it would take way too many options to do such a thing, and in theory, I agree. But there are a million ways that they could go about it that wouldn't require a ton of space, including downloadable DLC. It would really just take an alternative franchise mode in which you recruit players instead of signing/drafting them.

Probably won't be the case, but it's something they could look into for the future.
 
# 15 underdog13 @ 03/16/15 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jyoung
No sports games have come out yet on UE 4. Action Arcade Wrestling 3 is using it, but that game's still in development.

UE 3 was used in several sports games:


Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars (never played it)
SARPBC is a fantastic game
 
# 16 kehlis @ 03/16/15 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by BenGerman
I said this in another thread, but the benefit of it not having an NFL license is that it could also double as a college game, given the right customization options.



Someone brought up that it would take way too many options to do such a thing, and in theory, I agree. But there are a million ways that they could go about it that wouldn't require a ton of space, including downloadable DLC. It would really just take an alternative franchise mode in which you recruit players instead of signing/drafting them.



Probably won't be the case, but it's something they could look into for the future.

I doubt there is much of a chance to see customization to the level that would allow the recreation of NFL or college teams on a console game. Just too risky in the current landscape.
 
# 17 footballismyhobby @ 03/16/15 08:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BenGerman
I said this in another thread, but the benefit of it not having an NFL license is that it could also double as a college game, given the right customization options.

Someone brought up that it would take way too many options to do such a thing, and in theory, I agree. But there are a million ways that they could go about it that wouldn't require a ton of space, including downloadable DLC. It would really just take an alternative franchise mode in which you recruit players instead of signing/drafting them.

Probably won't be the case, but it's something they could look into for the future.
I think one thing's for sure.

The community would need to make it easier to acquire these rosters.

I may be a little bit of an idiot, but it doesn't take a genius to realize how difficult it was to download rosters last gen.
 
# 18 Netherscourge @ 03/16/15 09:01 PM
I'll reserve judgement for in-game gameplay videos.

No trailers. No cut-scenes.

Give me gameplay videos, please!
 
# 19 areobee401 @ 03/16/15 09:01 PM
Still leaves many questions unanswered but the idea of a possible new console football game is exciting. Actually seeing a picture does amp up the hype level a bit, even if said picture shows very little.

Looking forward the reading and seeing more from the team responsible. Hopefully at least some of the questions we all have will be cleared up sooner rather than later.
 
# 20 footballismyhobby @ 03/16/15 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by PVarck31
Come on man. I think its pretty obvious at this point.
Not impossible yet. Remember the deleted Airship photos with the NFL description? Hasn't been proven wrong yet.
 

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