Sick of Madden? Keep an Eye Out for Joe Montana Football 16

Is Joe Montana teasing a new football game?

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Joe Montana might be getting ready to announce a new football game more than 20 years after the release of Joe Montana Football for the Sega Genesis.

The hall of fame quarterback from the San Francisco 49ers posted the above image to his official Twitter account along with hashtags saying “you’ve waited long enough” and “Joe Montana Football 16.”

The image could be a promotion for the Legends of Candlestick, a flag football game taking place in San Francisco today staring Montana and other retired NFL players, but the uniform and the image itself are inconsistent with the rest of the marketing for the event.

It’s been hard if not impossible to compete with Electronic Arts’ Madden games since 2004, when the publisher secured an exclusive licensing deal with the NFL to use its teams and players.

If whatever Montana is teasing is in fact a new game, it would have to work around that limitation unless it was being made with EA. The company, incidentally, also developed the original Joe Montana Football game for Sega.

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