El Scorcho Posted October 1, 2015 Share Posted October 1, 2015 I'm not sure if this is the right section, but my question is related to branding more than concept design really.Why do the big video games these days make it difficult or impossible to create your own team.Create-a-team was a staple of sports games up until about 2008. You could go in quite easily and create your own franchise from scratch, complete with uniforms, colours, players, whatever. I'm sure as fellow devotees of sports design, you guys all had as much fun with that as I did.Now Madden doesn't have anything like that at all. Even worse, I bought NBA2K16 and it has what seems to be a pretty amazing create-a-team function, but it's hidden behind either their Ultimate Team card game online equivalent, or if you relocate your team in GM mode.Similarly, the last baseball game I played, MLB The Show 13, had an incredibly deep creation suite which again, could only be used online.Why?Why does the staple function of create a team nolonger exist in the bigger sports videogames? When it does exist, why can't I just create a team and use that team in casual games? It's obviously been deliberately left out.I've read on here previously that the leagues are super protective over their branding and as such don't allow this stuff, but how does a sports game create a team hurt the branding of the NFL or NBA?Have there been developers in the past who have talked about why this happens? Have people got confirmation that it's a league directive or are we just speculating?I'd love to play a few seasons with my created team in NBA2K16, but I don't really want to have to go through a season with Sacramento or whoever trying to raise enough money to be able to do it.It really grinds my gears as a fan of both sports, sports games and sports design. I used to spend more time creating players and teams than actually playing the game. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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