Jump to content
Sports Interactive Community

Recommended Posts

I think this idea has been mentioned before, and there was even an April fools story run in 2014, but... this is an idea that really should have more legs than it currently does. Let me explain.

I have a baseball game called Out of the Park. One aspect of this game is to start from the inaugural season of 1870, you can then take a team through the seasons all the way to the present day and beyond. The in-game stats are changed depending on what era you play in, for instance starting in 1870, the players rarely hit home runs. The starting pitchers are rarely relieved (and therefore have higher stamina), and there are a ton of fielding errors (compared to modern day players).

Would this not be an amazing idea for the FM series? Imagine taking a team in 1888 and having to adapt to the style of football of the day, i.e. much less skill, pace and stamina. More serious and career ending injuries, more aggressive players with less punishment for crunching tackles, and players moving around clubs depending on their ability to get work in the local area. As a gamer, you might want to manager PNE and replicate the invincibles of the Victorian era, or you might want to start managing Dial Square and take them all the way through to 2003-2004 invincible era and beyond. Personally, I would take on New Brompton FC (now Gillingham FC) and try to make them a Victorian power house!

Anyway, its just a thought that have been on my mind for a little while now and wanted to share it with the forum. I know the logistics of a historical data base and evolving game engine would be hard, but I'm sure it is possible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's possible for an unofficial one to be made, but because of licensing, etc, it won't happen, which is what SI have said previously. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, thelightbulb said:

Anyway, its just a thought that have been on my mind for a little while now and wanted to share it with the forum. I know the logistics of a historical data base and evolving game engine would be hard, but I'm sure it is possible.

It wouldn't be hard. It would be extremely, extraordinary, exceedingly, exceptionally super-mega-ultra-uber-hard.

It would require SI to compile a database consisting of goodness knows how many players from the past 130 years, researching clubs as varied as Manchester United and Middlesbrough Ironopolis, or Arsenal and Thames AFC. In the game itself, they would need to tweak the ME for various different eras (as HUNT3R rightly says), add and remove various competitions and leagues at set years, and have the financial model change drastically as time progresses.

OOTP do that very well, but they don't have to cover as many leagues or make such radical changes to reflect baseball's development over the decades.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a great game. Human players would always have the advantage of knowing what is coming up though (knowing in advance when players start going proffesional or when major money boosts are coming etc). But still would love to see it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would love to play and forge the history of the game myself, and see my beloved Tottenham pop up a few years later, and see who becomes the force in this world, however I don’t think the gameplay would change that much, just the history

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Going through the world war years would be a challenge with players getting called up to serve and limited games.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The competition reputations would change. You would have to stay on top of what was important at any given time.

Perhaps you would have to wait until tactical innovations had been 'invented' before you could use them.

What about rule changes (offside for example or backpasses) they change the nature of football.

Equipment those heavy old leather balls.

This game could be so deep. But as people have said pie in the sky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...