According to Sam Schwartzstein, the former Directory of Football Operations for the XFL. The XFL had talks with Doug Flutie Maximum Football. These talks were for the XFL to build a video game down the stretch. It is unclear how far these talks went but this proves even more how the XFL was thriving before the pandemic forced a season cancellation.
According to Schwartzstein, the XFL also had minimal talks with 2K but a deal was much further down the line. Behind EA, 2K is arguably the second biggest sports gaming company, its most notable game being NBA2K.
Still limited physical copies available of Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football 2019!— Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football (@MaxFootballGame) June 10, 2020
Thank you for all your support which resulted in us achieving the huge milestone of our first physical release! pic.twitter.com/uYSvgtkukG
According to their website, Doug Flutie Maximum Football is a game where players;
“Select your league format (130 US teams or 27 Canadian teams) and create your own College Football universe by customizing every team, player, uniform and logo. Recruit the next College superstar, dominate the rankings and earn your way into a Bowl or Playoff game.”
It looks like the XFL would have just inserted their player data, teams and logos into the platform for a custom XFL game.
Unfortunately, the XFL was canceled before a video game deal could be reached, but hopefully, if the league is bought we could see a video game on the way.
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