In the wake of gamers expressing anger over Madden 21 and the lack of additions to franchise mode, two indie companies are speaking out. Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football 20 and Axis Football 20 took to Twitter Wednesday to express their support to listening to fans. Both games shared with fans their ways of helping improve their franchise mode.
Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football 20’s Response
Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football 20 tweeted out Wednesday their appreciation to fans and giving fans ways to connect with them.
Don't worry football gamers, we'll be over here fighting the good fight. Thank you for your support as we continue to develop our game 7 days a week.
— Maximum Football (@MaxFootballGame) June 30, 2020
One way they want to include fans is by directing them to a new website called classicfranchise.com. This is a direct response to Madden 21 and their Gridiron Notes calling franchise mode “classic franchise”. The site gives site visitors multiple places to click to follow and connect with the game.
They have tabs to connect to social media like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Instagram. Visitors can also check out the website as well as chat with the game on Discord and sign up for their Patreon. If visitors wanted to join the game’s simulation league, they can click on the tab to sign up.
Axis Football 20’s Response
Axis Football made a response on Twitter Wednesday by teasing new features to their franchise mode earlier than planned.
To help with the mounting disappointment circulating social media surrounding franchise mode in simulation football games, we’ve decided to speed up the release of some of our other new franchise features. Video coming soon! (You’re going to like this.)
— Axis Football (@AxisFootball) July 1, 2020
Late Wednesday night, they released a new video that dives deeper into new features that include player contracts and career stats.
Gamers playing the game can now look at the career stats of a player. They can use the stats to decide whether to pay a player or move on if production has decreased. Gamers can decide whether they want to pay an individual player, sign all players, or cut all players.