If you loved the EA Sports NCAA Football video games, then you are about to be very, very excited. EA announced today on Twitter that college football is coming back to our consoles!
Here is what we know so far:
- EA has partnered with the collegiate licensing company CLC to use school names, uniforms, playbooks, traditions, and more. They expect to have over 100 teams in the game. One would presume that Mizzou would be included.
- They will NOT use player names and likenesses…as of now. The NCAA currently prohibits athletes from receiving royalties for their name and likeness (lawsuits about that are why EA stopped making college football and basketball games), however those rules are “likely to be changed at some point in the coming year” according to ESPN. That’s probably why…
- There is no release date for the game. Daryl Holt, Vice President and General Manager for EA Sports, told ESPN that they are in the “very early stages” of development for the game. He added that whatever happens with the rules on player names and likenesses will not impact the game, which is excellent news.
So basically, it sounds like they’re going to take the engine that generated players for you to recruit in Dynasty Mode and start you with a computer generated team. If that gets us college sports video games again, then WONDERFUL!
[Read more in the ESPN article here]
— EASPORTSCollege (@EASPORTSCollege) February 2, 2021