Peterborough-based video development startup Canuck Play has officially made Maximum Football 2018 PS4 and Xbox One certified. The game will officially be released on both PS4 and Xbox One on July 31, 2018. Canuck Play develops games with the aim to celebrate Canadian Culture, including the sport of football.
“This an amazing milestone for us,” says Winter. “We have been working for months both day and night to make this reality for our player base,” he said. “A lot of little pieces go in to being passed for certification.”
This is an important step for the Peterborough company as both Xbox One and PS4 have significant market shares in North America, with PS4 holding 60 per cent market share and Xbox One at 29 per cent in January 2018.
The officially launched Maximum Football 2018 features multiple game options between Canadian football, American football, and College football. Gamers will also have the ability to play full seasons, hone skills in practice mode, customize team and players, full post-play replay with free camera control, multiple player body styles and game weather that impacts game play.
As a client of the Innovation Cluster, President David A. Winter and Vice-President Sheryl Loucks combined their background of game developing and administrative skills to make Canuck Play a reality, officially launching their first game installment Canadian Football 2017 last year in July for Xbox One and PC Desktop, also being approved for PC distribution through Steam.
Winter grew up in a military family with a love for Canada, and has had over 20 years of experience, designing, producing and publishing video games. Loucks has had years of experience in publishing and administration, growing a love for Canada through her work in journalism telling the stories of Canadians.
Throughout the past year, Canuck Play has grown a rabid fan-base, with thousands of followers reaching outside of Canada worldwide throughout Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Since its launch last year, their sales have reached 12 countries.
“Canuck Play’s success shows Peterborough is the place to be as a tech company,” says Michael Skinner, President and CEO of the Innovation Cluster. “Their certification for PS4 and Xbox One is an incredible milestone for a boutique game development agency.”
Now that the game is released, Winter will continue to add updates to the game as needed, already asking players about adding on a logo creator or playbook and coach manager feature.
“We are passionate about creating games through Canadian culture and want our players to have a voice in what they’d like to experience in the games we create,” says Winter.
Canuck Play has also partnered with publishing company Spearin Interactive based out of Hamilton, Ont.
You can purchase Maximum Football 2018 directly from the XBox One and PS4 platforms.