After 2K Sports got the licensing agreement to make NFL games, another company will have their chance in making football games with NFL players. Bit Fry Game Studios announced Friday a licensing agreement with OneTeam Partners and the NFLPA.
The agreement will allow Bit Fry Game Studios to add arcade-style football to its lineup. Bit Fry Game Studios currently makes NHL and NBA games that are licensed arcade-style games.
What Bit Fry Game Studios & NFLPA Agreement Includes
Gamers will be able to play on the virtual gridiron with superstar athletes from across hockey, basketball, baseball, and soccer, alongside a select roster of current NFL players. The studio will be able to feature the names, numbers, images, and likenesses of roughly 2,000 current NFL players. OneTeam played a large role in facilitating the deal, similar to EA’s licensing agreement.
“Bit Fry is the leading studio in the arcade-action sports segment and is thrilled to be bringing the NFL players into the Ultimate Rivals universe with another play-book shredding, category defining title that gives football a video-game treatment unlike any seen before it. Fans of the franchise can expect the studio to remain dedicated to an exceptionally high quality experience, including all of the standard baseline ingredients of a Bit Fry game, such as 60fps framerates minimum, an unprecedented balance of approachable gameplay and high skill-cap depth, and industry standard-setting visuals and auditory aesthetics,” said Ben Freidlin, CEO and founder of Bit Fry Game Studios and the creator of the Ultimate Rivals franchise.
While no official announcement has been made, Bit Fry is expected to release a football game in 2021. Bit Fry has not yet shared any information on target platforms for the game. The Bit Fry football game will not be a simulation like the Madden franchise is for EA, but will be more of an arcade-style play.
For more information on Bit Fry, gamers can check out their website here.