Quick Hit Football Overview

Posted September 17th, 2009 at 11:09 am


Over the past couple of months I’ve been following the development of Quick Hit Football. This is a completely free PC game played within the browser. It is a management/coaching sim rather than a game you actively play and through performance can earn points to be spent on improving the players.

Most interestingly of the early news on the game is that the rosters are not completely generic. Due to a loophole in the NFL exclusive license contract, Quick Hit has been able to sign a handful of active NFL players to be included. Ray Lewis, Matt Cassel, Brian Westbrook, Jason Witten, and Osi Umenyiora will find themselves on one of the five teams that make up the single-player experience.

Each team will also have a former NFL coach to help lead them. Bill Cowher, Brian Billick, Jimmy Johnson, Dan Reeves, and Tom Landry are the five that have signed on.

Earlier today Quick Hit announced the signing of “nearly 100” NFL legends. Included in the list are Steve Largent, Warren Moon, Tony Dorsett, Dan Fouts, Deacon Jones, and Randy White. The players will be separated into three classifications based on when their careers took place. Those classifications are “Pioneers”, “Classics” (70s-80s), and “Contemporary”. No other details on how they will be integrated into the game however.

This is a pretty intriguing concept and delivery method and one that seems more inviting that the overwhelming nature of the NFL Head Coach offerings. Most importantly is the commitment and dedication that is being put into this. Signing all those big names to be a part of the game is clear evidence of that. Interestingly the team working on Quick Hit includes former Madden, All-Pro Football, and NFL 2K5 developers.

Quick Hit Football is expected to launch in early October and you can sign up to receive a beta key on the website now.