Bit Fry Game Studios has scored quite the deal. It was recently announced that they made a deal with the NFL Players Association to be able to add the names, numbers, images, and likenesses of nearly 2,000 current NFL players in an arcade action football game. Bit Fry has featured select players in their NHL-licensed hockey game Ultimate Rivals: The Rink and the upcoming NBA-licensed basketball game Ultimate Rivals: The Court, but this new deal gives them a lot more to work with. It’ll also be nice when they make their football game bringing players from the NFL, NBA, NHL, and more together for the virtual gridiron. Ben Freidlin of Bit Fry released the following statement:
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.
The Rink is currently available on Apple Arcade with The Court joining soon. Meanwhile, the untitled football game is currently slated for a 2021 release with platforms to be announced later, but I’d imagine that it’ll be only on Apple Arcade like its predecessors.