EA Sports’ college football video game is something that has been missing from all of our lives for more than half of a decade, but it could soon be here before we know it.
According to 247 Sports’ Brandon Marcello, EA Sports NCAA Football is targeting a 2023 summer release.
Matt Brown of Extra Points obtained a leaked document that shows EA Sports’ plan to release the game in July 2023 with a four-year license proposal over the summer.
Got another copy of the EA Sports/CLC proposal to FBS schools, dated Jan 15, with fewer redactions than previous copies. Here's a bit more info on the money schools may make from the game:
Appears to be a four year license proposal pic.twitter.com/tVNegAXd8P
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) June 25, 2021
EA Sports College Football was last released with the NCAA Football 14 edition which featured Michigan’s Denard Robinson on the cover. The legal issues surrounding player likeness forced the company to shelf the game and stop its production, but EA Sports previously announced the game would be returning.
But with new NIL rules in place, the door has been opened for a return.
“We are watching the recent developments regarding student-athlete name, image and likeness very closely. It’s still very early stages at this point, and we plan to explore the possibility of including players in EA SPORTS College Football,” the company said in a statement back when the NCAA’s NIL ruling came down earlier this year.
“For now, our development team is focused on working with our partners at CLC to ensure the game authentically showcases the great sport of college football and the more than 100 institutions signed on to be featured in our game.”
Let’s keep our fingers crossed.