Thank You EA! Basketball too?
Tuesday afternoon, EA Sports confirmed their official return to College Football gaming. The biggest eye-raiser was them not mentioning NCAA, as it’ll be titled EA Sports College Football. Sadly, it’s been since summer 2013 since the last college football game; as it’s been one of the most requested titles that hasn’t been around.
It got to the point, where some would even play the title all summer and ignore everything until Madden would drop. However, the reason why it came back, is simply because of the fans and activity the nearly-decade old game is still receiving. On PC and consoles, the game gets updates every season; which has generated activity online that these same giant corporations pay attention to.
However, since the NCAA isn’t involved, players likenesses will not be included. EA Sports confirmed the collegiate licensing company, CLC, will have Football Bowl Subdivision schools, traditions, uniforms and playbacks. While the game will not release this year; 100 teams are confirmed to be included for the title. Daryl Holt, EA Sports vice president and general manager, cited new technology advantages on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S have enabled them to make a smoother transition in the next gen.
Cory Moss, CLC CEO, followed up saying, “We’re very excited to collaborate with EA SPORTS to bring back the college football franchise, one of the most popular collegiate licensed products in our history. The college football video game connects passionate fans to college brands and introduces new fans to the storied traditions, excitement, and game day experience that make college football unique.”
For us, this will be an automatic purchase day-one. Look for information to emerge next year, regarding a possible College Football ‘22 game.