EA Sports (of all places) has announced a new management focused game called NFL Head Coach. The press release describes it as “the first 3-D sports strategy game.” Hmmm, what about their own FIFA Manager 06 and the entire Total Club Manager series? Wasn’t F1 Manager (another EA Sports game) 3-D or am I remembering incorrectly? I guess EA Sports Europe doesn’t count.
The game is being developed by EA Tiburon (why don’t they call this EA Orlando?), the fine folks that program the wonderful franchise mode in Madden. Some day I will recount a conversation with a member of the Tiburon studio who had never heard of the (then) Championship Manager series of games.
I have zero enthusiasm for this product. Will take many, many positive reviews from people I trust before I’d think about purchasing a management sim from EA Sports.