Maximum Football: Release Date, Features & More

Maximum Football

Maximum Football

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Maximum Football is a brand-new American Football game offering a free-to-play alternative to the supremely popular Madden franchise.

The game was revealed in a recent launch trailer and has created a spark in the Football community, with many intrigued by its free-to-play promise, with no loot boxes included.

From release date to potential features, check below to find out everything you need to know about Maximum Football.

Maximum Football

Maximum Football has declared itself the 'ultimate football simulation', with the game available to be added to wishlists in the PS5, PS4, Xbox Ones and Xbox Series X stores.

Developed by Modus Games, an award-winning developer behind titles such as CrisTales and Extinction, Maximum Football is set to be the first free-to-play contender to challenge Madden's throne.

Cross-play has also been confirmed for the game, with Maximum Football set to be available across Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

Maximum Football
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NEW CHALLENGER - Maximum Football is a brand new football simulation

Maximum Football is being developed in Unreal Engine 5, which is of the best game engines in the market.

The developers are also using motion capture recordings as a base for their animations. This plays a huge role in delivering an authentic experience, which is the main goal of the game.

Maximum Football won't have any licensed teams, but it will feature a great creative tool. This tool allows players to create teams and players from scratch, providing full customizability to the users.

Dynasty Mode

Dynasty Mode is the main game mode of Maximum Football.

In this mode, players can manage a College team. They are able to coach and recruit players for their team, with the goal of creating a College dynasty.

The teams in this game mode are all generic. However, you can use the creation tool to create real college teams, such as Alabama, LSU, and many others.

Maximum Football Dynasty Mode menu
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Here is a look at the Dynasty mode menu.

You can do the same with NFL teams, and even create a unique league, that contains both NFL and College teams.

Since the mode is created to provide players with a College football experience, expect to play under College rules. However, players will probably also be able to change to the NFL ruleset.

Release Date

As of yet, there is no confirmed release date for Maximum Football, but the promise is that the game will arrive in the Autumn of 2023.

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ASSEMBLE YOUR TEAM - Maximum Football has ample customisation options

As showcased in the trailer, the gameplay looks well-developed and in a positive place, with the game likely set to arrive around September 2023.

Early Access has been confirmed for the game, with the website confirming that further details will be revealed in the coming months.


The announcement trailer for Maximum Football dropped in February 2023, confirming the game will launch later this year.

Confirmed to be using Unreal Engine 5, Maximum Football showcased crisp gameplay and impressive cinematics in the trailer.

Customisation tools were also showcased, with the game promising you full autonomy over your team:

'Fully customize your team, recruit your dream roster, and take it to the gridiron locally or online as you build your legacy. Tight, rewarding moves allow players to feel the true sensation of being on the field and smooth, responsive controls mean every play is performed as planned. Live service content ensures fresh chances to up your game as you rise through the ranks to take your place beside the legends.'


Maximum Football will be completely free-to-play and will not include any loot boxes, as confirmed in the FAQS section of the website.

As confirmed on the site:

'Our goal for Maximum Football and moving to a free-to-play model is to ensure the game is available, playable, and most importantly enjoyable for the widest possible audience - free or otherwise.'

What is Maximum Football?

Maximum Football is following in the footsteps of games like eFootball, hoping to prove a free-to-play experience for players at any level.

The game will rival Madden in one sense but is far more focussed on creating a tailored and specialised experience for the player.

Maximum Football
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TACKLING LOOT BOXES - Maximum Football will be free-to-play

The promotional wording on their website gives us an indication of intentions:

'Lead your team to victory in the ultimate football simulation! Start your college career or play with the pros across varied and dynamic stadiums around the country. As head coach, make all the decisions, from drafting your roster to calling the plays. The Maximum Football universe has been completely overhauled to deliver players an ultrarealistic experience that is entirely free to play.'

The game will release in 2023 and promises to bring a new flavour to the football gaming sphere.

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