The video game company EA has announced that EA Sports will launch the new NCAA College Football game in the summer of 2024. This video game return has been long awaited by college football fans and gamers alike. The original hope for the lunch was the summer of 2023, but now the official return of a college football video game will be the following summer. A college football game has not been produced by the company since NCAA Football ’14. NIL deals being approved by the NCAA has made the return of these games possible. An exciting time for sports video games.
EA Sports’ college football video game series will return in the summer of 2024, EA Sports’ VP and GM told @mikerothstein.
— ESPN (@espn) November 22, 2022
The announcement of NIL deals was quickly followed by speculation and hope that EA Sports would be able to bring back the beloved college football video game. The vice president and general manager of the company Daryl Holt said the following about the announcement: “That’s the best date for us to bring the game that we think is going to meet or exceed our player expectations, and cover the breadth and scale of what we want in the game. We’re trying to build a very immersive college football experience.”
According to the company, EA Sports has secured the right to all ten FBS conferences and the College Football Playoffs. Holt did not say if the company plans to include FCS and HBCU programs as well in the game. It is also unclear if the game has secured the rights to FBS independent program, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Holt did say that the new version of the game would still include fan favorites, dynasty mode, and road to glory. The big question now is, who will be on the cover?