Beyond the Sideline Football (BTS)

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BTS Football is being created by lead developer Francis Cole. OOTP has discontinued supporting this project. It has now transferred over to Francis Cole to complete when health permits.

The game will offer these features:

A realistic modern day American football experience with all current rules and regulations.

All 32 real American football teams with their real players and current rosters.

A realistic 2D game engine that represents all the action on the field, with the ability to call plays and watch them unfold, complete with the roar of the crowd and other sound effects.

You dictate the action on the field: Set depth charts and develop strategies around your preferred style of play. FaceGen support allows realistic images of all players.

A complete box score for every game played in the league during its history, so you can always look back on thrilling victories and agonizing defeats. The ability to sim decades into the future and watch teams' fortunes rise and fall as dynasties emerge, crumble, and eventually renew themselves.

You call the shots from the front office: Participate in the draft for your team every spring; trade players; and negotiate contracts with draft picks and free agents.

All of the (non-playable) Division I colleges as well as many more, with real players, so you can draft the next crop of superstars every year.

A living, breathing world full of news articles from around the league and a message system that lets you field offers from other GMs and hear what your players have to say.

Complete histories, including stats, transactions, injuries, and contracts, for all players who have participated in a training camp during the past decade.

Nearly 50 tracked stats, allowing you to go beyond the usual numbers and dig deep into players' performance. Each player features a Health Scan that lets you quickly assess their current situation by showing you which areas of their body are hurt, which areas are okay, and which ones are worn.

Customization options, including the ability to change team names, the number of teams, the league structure, the league's country, and a variety of settings.

Many benefits from utilizing the OOTP code base, like the user-friendly interface, online league support, HTML output, customizable text database and much more!

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  • tandroyfoty

    Is this ever going to actually be released?

  • tandroyfoty

    Hey football fans,

    I have some news to share. We have decided to stop development of Beyond the Sideline Football. After years of work, we’ve come to the conclusion that only Francis Cole has the ability and knowledge to complete his design. Unfortunately, his illness makes that work impossible. We wish him the best in his recovery.

    But don’t worry, the OOTP football project is not dead. We are starting a new football game project (based on the OOTP and FHM interfaces) with a new name (yet to be determined) and with a new development team. At this time, it’s far too early to comment on details, only that we are committed to creating a quality product that establishes us as a market leader right from the first release.

    We hope to release this product late 2018. Early next year, when we have determined the final feature set, we will open up a new OOTP football forum and we’ll have detailed discussions about this new game. We are very excited about the future, so please stay tuned!

    Markus & the entire OOTP Developments Team

    • Thank you for gathering that update from OOTP Developments. We have revised this game hub to be focused on Francis Cole and if he will be able to continue finishing his football algorithm for BTS.