Canadian football video game gets tentative release date

CFL fans pining for a three down video game to call their own can finally circle their calendars.

Although it’s not etched in stone and though it will lack official CFL licensing, Canuck Play’s Canadian Football 2017 is set to be released on June 22nd.

Currently, Canadian Football 2017 is undergoing Microsoft’s certification process (which typically takes anywhere from four to six weeks) but barring major setbacks, will be available for download on the Xbox One platform in just over a month.

As has been well documented on this site in previous posts, despite not being backed by the CFL, Canadian Football 2017 will provide the full three down pigskin experience. While fans won’t be able to play as their favourite CFL team, every CFL city is featured in the game.

In addition to featuring the CFL rulebook (including overtime), the game will also include the waggle, rouges, a 20 second play clock, onside punts, 20 yard end zones, a distinct lack of fair catches and a playbook tailored to the Canadian game.

In a recent interview with Sportsnet, Canuck Play president David Winter reiterated that Canadian Football 2017 is just the first instalment of what he hopes will be an annual release.

Santino Filoso is originally from Ottawa and has written about the Redblacks since 2013. He is the only CFL writer currently living in Brazil (as far as we know).