Ten years ago, at this time of year, millions of gamers around the world were playing NCAA soccer on their video game consoles. While some can still launch their old systems, playing older versions of the EA Sports college football series, there hasn’t been a new version of the game since 2014. That could change next July with the release of this which could be NCAA Football 24, or some variant of the name.
Why NCAA Football Video Games Could Return
Originated in 1993, when it was then called Bill Walsh college footballthe video game series lasted 20 years, before the NCAA chose not to renew its contract with EA Sports in July 2013. This was largely due to their ongoing legal dispute over player likenesses.
Now fans of the hugely popular video game series have found hope for a new NCAA football game to play lately. This is largely thanks to rule changes allowing student-athletes to profit from their name, image or likeness (NIL) used in the video game.
More so, there is real proof of a possible return, with the game’s development already “in full swing”.
If true, fans might finally have another option for playing a soccer video game that includes real-life player representation of the same athletes they love. With modern graphics and technology.
While the Madden NFL series has its fair share of fans, it also has plenty of haters. Before, when games were new, many gamers preferred the NCAA Football series to Madden, if EA Sports could replicate a similar success with the return of a college football video game, they would sell millions of copies or downloads.
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