February 2, 2021. A date that will be celebrated for years to come.
A date that will be remembered as the day the planet finally started to heal itself.
The date that EA Sports announced that they are, in fact, rebooting their College Football series for next-gen consoles.
Put all of the things that have torn us apart over the last decade to the side. We don’t need those distractions anymore.
We did it, everyone. We’ve made it through the dark ages. Nearly eight years have passed since EA Sports blessed us with their final installment of the best sports video game franchise in the history of gaming.
Details obviously haven’t been released yet, and we currently have no idea how this is going to work out with licensing and the name and likeness stuff. The lack of any NCAA branding on the announcement is a bit curious, and will definitely be something to watch as more information comes out.
Now to just find an Xbox Series X or PS5 in stock somewhere...
ESPN has confirmed some additional information about the game:
- There is no current release date, but we do know it will NOT be released in 2021.
- EA Sports has an agreement with Collegiate Licensing Company for the license for every FBS school represented by CLC. This will include traditions, uniforms and playbooks, among other things. Over 100 teams will be in the game.
- EA Sports is planning to move forward without rosters that include the names, images or likenesses of real college players for now. The NCAA currently prohibits players selling their NIL rights, but that rule is likely to change in the near future.