Trailer provides first look at Canadian football video game

It finally feels a bit more real now, doesn’t it?

With yesterday’s official trailer release, CFL fans around the country got their first look at game play from Canuck Play’s upcoming video game, Canadian Football 2017.

While the graphics aren’t as polished as some of the big name titles currently on the market, overall, things look good.

It’s an impressive effort considering that Canuck Play did everything in house and independently, without the backing of the CFL or CFLPA.

The trailer showcases everything promised by president David Winter: the pre-snap waggle, a 20 second play clock, authentic looking pass routes and running plays, three downs and 20 yard end zones.

From this brief clip, player animations, touchdown celebrations and ball mechanics seem smooth and natural.

Every CFL city is represented, with the trailer giving fans a quick look at each team’s logo and home stadium.

In conjunction with the trailer’s release, Canuck Play also launched an online campaign to get the PC version of their game featured on Steam. As Steam’s GreenLight process only distributes games that demonstrate a high amount of interest, Winter is urging fans to show their support by voting for Canadian Football 2017.

Unlike the XboxOne and PS4 versions of the game, the PC edition is easily customizable due to open source team files. It also includes a play designer that allows fans to build their own playbook.

Canadian Football 2017 is tentatively scheduled to be released late June.

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).