Beijing 2008 Video Game? in Beijing 2008 Summer Games Posted February 9, 2007 · Report reply I'd always thought a new approach to an Olympic video game could be to try a team management/training/competition approach like a lot of the football management games now. I just wonder if there would be a financial incentive for the likes of Sega to try such an ambitious game. The Olympic titles really aren't huge sellers and only really become moderately popular around the games times. It only takes a few months after a gamees is finished to start seeing the titles appear in the bargain bins. I would very much like to see that too in all sports for this Beijing 2008 game, particularly the team sports, where you can work on your roster to go Beijing. On top of that, why not also select an Olympic team (or teams) to focus on to follow their developments, management in all sports they're in, supply their rosters, deal with injuries, coaching strategies, and the like. You should take control of any team you like and have multiple options simultaneously. Just to specifically address a few of your points:The development cycle of the game would probably rule against this. Considering most NOCs don't announce or unveil the team uniforms until just before the games themselves (or even not until the march of nations), it's highly unlikely this could be achieved in time to include in the game. Why? Where's the game action/fun in creating a fan? That idea is inspired by the college basketball and football games that contain this Create-A-Fan feature. In international settings, I think that would capture the atmosphere as much. I figured the development cycle would prevent from meeting it halfway. And I expect that it won't get met to get all of the unis down in time, but with PS3 downloads at the store that can change. You can see them carrying flags wearing the team colors, jerseys, face painted, scarves, etc. to express support. Jeez, that would slow things down _ after each game having to sit through a multilingual virtial results call etc. I'm sure it would be a turn-off for the various markets. I doubt there'd by much language tailoring beyond the various language releases for individual markets. Maybe so, but hopefully that is being done in the early stages now. That's why when you enter and load the game, you have an option to select what language to view them in first. The PA should be easy to do and record for the three official IOC languages (English, French, Chinese) with the ones selected to do it for the actual Beijing Olympics.