Last year, EA Sports announced that they’d bring back the iconic NCAA Football video game. Now the release time is reportedly set for July 2023.
EA Sports is currently contacting schools to gather stadium assets for the return of its college football video game, including:
- Information about band songs
- Crowd chants and cheers
- Schools’ specific timing/use of particular audio
Matt Brown of Extra Points explained that EA is giving themselves a two-year game development window so they can “collect game assets and develop game play” to meet current market demands.
EA stopped making NCAA Football games after 2013, and people are thrilled to see the comeback a decade later — with roughly 120 universities, athletic conferences, and bowl games approving participation.
With the NIL era approaching Year 2, there’s optimism that college football players can get a video game group license, enabling them to participate with their namesake.
Brown also reported that school payouts range from $10,000 to just over $100,000 for EA Sports to feature them as part of the revitalization.