EA Sports College Football is returning, sans the NCAA

EA Sports’ precious college football computer game is returning.

Electronic Arts on Tuesday revealed that advancement is underway on a brand-new franchise entitled EA Sports College Football. While the publisher did not use a launch date or window, and stated it was revealing “the expected return” of its college series, the business did state the video game would have “more than 100 institutions, featuring the logos, stadiums, uniforms, gameday traditions and more that fans have come to know and love.”

Significantly, however, it will not have the genuine names or similarities of existing college football gamers. The unapproved usage of college gamers’ similarities is what resulted in the 2013 cancellation of the very first NCAA Football series, when EA Sports and CLC (its licensing partner in the brand-new publishing endeavor) settled a class-action claim brought by previous gamers for more than $40 million.

The last entry in EA’s previous college football franchise was NCAA Football 14, which was launched in July 2013. In the stepping in years, specific schools have actually cameoed in the profession modes of EA Sports’ Madden NFL and 2K Sports’ NBA 2K series, however not the complete 128 members of the NCAA’s leading football category (and there are more in college basketball). The NCAA itself has actually gone over altering guidelines that forbid college football and basketball gamers from being made up for using their names, images, and similarities while betting their university.

EA stated it and CLC are “continuing to watch those developments closely.”

Polygon has actually connected to Electronic Arts agents for more information.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.