EA Sports developing new college football video game
College football fans everywhere are celebrating a Tuesday announcement from EA Sports.
The company’s official Twitter account tweeted a teaser announcement of a new college football video game.
According to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, the game will be called “EA Sports College Football” (as indicated in the tweeted graphic) instead of picking up where the “NCAA” series left off with “NCAA Football 14,” released in 2013.
“As we look for the momentum that we’re building on in sports, it all starts with the passion of our fans and the opportunities of what they are interested in,” EA Sports vice president and general manager, Daryl Holt told ESPN. “I don’t think a visit where I go outside wearing a piece of EA Sports branded apparel, that someone doesn’t go, ‘Hey, when is college football coming back?'”
EA Sports has partnered with collegiate licensing company CLC to make sure the game will have the FBS schools, traditions, uniforms and logos (including the College Football Playoff), but Rothstein’s report notes that as of right now it will not include current players:
For now, EA Sports is planning to move forward without rosters that include the names, images or likenesses of real college players.
NIL rules could change this year. EA Sports will monitor those developments.
“We’ll just keep tabs on everything as it develops and we’ll be ready,” Holt told ESPN. “That won’t be a problem for us. But it’s really, that’s not an answer for us right now to decide. We’re as much passengers as anyone else.
“So we make sure we deliver what our college football game players would want in a game. And that starts with just a very immersive experience and there’s lots of things we can do to bring the true college game play and game day to the virtual world.”
The ESPN article says there is no date yet for the game. Fans will be closely following updates on this project.
— EA SPORTS (@EASPORTS) February 2, 2021