Football fans rejoice! This year has brought an excellent football-focused video game to the forefront – and the alliteration should tip you off on how thrilled we are! Wild Card Football, developed by Saber Interactive, was released on October 10, 2023.
The American company known for stellar titles like Evil Dead and World War Z has a distinct reputation in the gaming world. Unsurprisingly, the latest title boasts captivating backdrops, customization options, and smooth gameplay. But its ‘wild card’ feature (more on that later) genuinely sets it apart.
Crossplay on Wild Card Football
The game is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series S and X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch. You can also get it on Steam and the Epic Games Store. You can consider the Standard, Deluxe, or Ultimate Editions based on your budget and preferences.
The thrilling news is that it supports complete crossplay! You can play with your friends on other platforms, creating your dream team and becoming champions. Do note that crossplay support is available only in the Dream League mode.
The fluidity you experience during cross-platform play may differ across consoles. For instance, Switch players often face a few issues when playing sport-based games with Xbox and PS gamers. You may want to consider disabling crossplay and focusing on a Switch community. We will know more about the performance as the game picks up steam in the coming months.
Besides this mode, you can also play Wild Card Football in the Season mode and offline tournaments that happen every week. It is a complete 7-on-7 action. For many of us, it can be just what the doctor ordered after a stressful day at work.
Co-op on Wild Card Football
Good news all around! This title supports local co-op. You can enjoy 2-2 multiplayer action and unleash those sporting skills for the world to see. However, you cannot experience local split-screen. You and your buddy will have to play on the same screen locally.
Playing in the online mode will need a paid subscription to Nintendo Switch Online, PlayStation Plus, or Xbox Live, whichever is your chosen poison.
There’s always single-player mode for days when you want to go it alone. It does not even require a subscription.
Wild Card Football: What it brings to the playground
So, what sets it apart from a traditional arcade-style football game? The answer lies in the name. You have ‘Wild Cards’ to change all the rules and tailor the game to YOUR style. In the blink of an eye, things can take a 360-degree turn as you power up and shatter all the erstwhile groundwork. Yes, the developers have incorporated the provision to alter the essential rules – a massive step ahead of titles that only let you tinker with optics.
So, expect OTT action that revolutionizes whatever you thought of football before you chanced upon this game. Over 150 wild cards await you in the playground, keeping things unpredictable and addictive. They have a lot of potential, from changing player speeds to placing oil slicks on the ground. We like how the developers have intelligently combined tactics with football skills, adding a dynamic element to the traditional sport.
Customization Options on Wild Card Football
The game also offers some charming customization features. You get pro players with genuine professional skills and superb moves – all the ammunition you need for victory. So, your team can have some solid names, from Patrick Mahomes to Ja’Marr Chase and Aaron Donald. Including real players adds a lovely, authentic flavor to the game.
Furthermore, you can edit the jerseys, colors, etc., of your team and even build innovative playbooks or decks. The home turf visuals are detailed and realistic – and that never hurts to set the mood for action.
So, who’s ready for some edge-of-your-seat football action?