Madden isn’t the only way to play video game football. It is the only way to play NFL football. Other games must invent teams, and their names and logos have often reinforced an outsider, expansion or even knockoff look.
Today’s football news isn’t entirely about Madden or the NFL Draft. Quick Hit Football, a free-to-play, browser-based football simulator, picked up Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss to appear in-game for Quick Hit’s second season.
In building a football video game without a full NFL licence, Jeff Anderson discovered his toughest pitch wasn’t to investors, but the press. “They’d say, ‘Don’t you understand? You’re not supposed to be making a football product. That’s EA’s job.’”