Electronic Arts Teams Up With CLC To Resurrect College Football Video Game Series

Posted on February 2, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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As of this time more than a decade ago, Electronic Arts virtually dominated the NFL video game scene with its successful and continuously growing Madden NFL franchise stretching over two decades at the time. Its only major competitor 2K at the time, which the publisher is working to return soon, Madden remained to be the most prevalent series to date. And as you might expect, it still is.

However, the modern reality for EA Sports NFL is missing some of its identity. In that, its college football series NCAA Football is out of the equation entirely. The last entry, NCAA Football 2014, then-Michigan Wolverines’ Quarterback Denard Robinson was the cover athlete for the annual entry. But following, the game remained on hiatus for more than half a decade.

But in a new press release as per Electronic Arts, the publisher plans to revisit college football with its new partnership with Collegiate Licensing Co. in the coming future.

We’ve heard from the millions of passionate fans requesting the return of college football video games. We love the energy, tradition and pageantry of college football and I am beyond thrilled to say we are back in development. We have a lot of really exciting work ahead of us, and a great team that is eager to bring a new game to players in the next couple of years.

Cam Weber, EA Sports Executive Vice President and General Manager

Additionally, Electronic Arts adds that the return to college football will be a new experience unlike the previous NCAA. “The new franchise will deliver authentic college football experiences and the high quality gameplay that fans have long loved in college football games from EA SPORTS.

“Through the CLC partnership, the franchise will include the rights to more than 100 institutions featuring the logos, stadiums, uniforms, gameday traditions and more that fans have come to know and love. While this college game will not include student-athlete names, images and likenesses, EA SPORTS is continuing to watch those developments closely.”

In a separate report issued by Electronic Arts previously, the publisher announced to be extending its partnership with the National Football League. The deal is told to be prolonged until 2025 at the latest. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you excited for the return to college football with EA Sports?

Source: Electronic Arts

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