When Canadian Football 2017 was launched, it included a lone play mode. While a great many people wondered why someone would release a sports title with no season mode, the reason came down to something very simple – resources. Building even the most basic season mode can take many weeks and given the resources available for this title, the decision was made to add some features after launch.
While there have already been a couple of features added to game via updates, the first scheduled post launch feature to be added to the game is Season Mode.
Season Mode should not be confused with Franchise Mode. Season Mode allows you to select from one of the existing teams, play that team through the schedule, and advance through the playoffs. It’s possible to review team and player statistics but there’s no draft, there’s no salary cap, or trades. And unlike Franchise Mode that retains stats over many seasons, Season Mode resets all stats at the beginning of a new season.
At the time of this writing, Season Mode in Canadian Football 2017 has been in full development for only a few days but already it’s possible to access a league schedule, select and play league games, accumulate team and player statistics, and generate division ratings.
For the sake of development quarters are only 3 minutes long and games are set to start in the 4th quarter. The purpose to simply generate stats and results to gain access to and make sure the spreadsheets are loading data. The artwork is not final and what you see here is intended to allow for the coding of the backend systems. Front end graphics will come later in the process.
There is no announced date for when this new feature will be included in an update, but we’ll obviously keep you posted on that one.
WORK IN PROGRESS – This screen shot shows the Season Mode landing page. From here you have access to the league schedule and you are able to view the standings in 2 divisions. You can also change league settings until the first game is played. You would need to reset your league if you wish to change settings.
WORK IN PROGRESS – This is the team statistics page. At this point in the league schedule, only two games have been played (so only 4 teams have statistics).
WORK IN PROGRESS – This is the player statistics page. You have access to Passing, Rushing, Receiving, Defense, and kicking categories.