Electronic Arts is expanding its American football portfolio. After Madden NFL, the publisher will now also bring a video game from the college football area to the market. EA has now announced this for a cooperation with CLC, the college licensing company. The developers are already working on EA Sports College Football. There is no release date yet.

The college football project will progress "in the coming years", Electronic Arts had not yet given a release date. Now, Electronic Arts is certain to bring the college football brand back to gaming screens. In 2004, NCAA Football, a sports game based on the license, ran through 2014. According to Electronic Arts, the offshoots of the series sold tens of millions of copies. The revival of the franchise is no coincidence: in recent years, college football has grown in popularity alongside the NFL franchise.

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Fans will soon be able to fly the ball in the collegiate field again - and not just as a sequel to Electronic Arts' main football series Madden NFL, which is already the number 21 branch spawned, which meanwhile in an all around improved version is also available for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X | S.

"We've heard from the millions of passionate fans calling for the return of college football video games," said Cam Weber, EA SPORTS EVP and GM. You love the energy, tradition and pageantry of college football. Regarding the new old franchise, Weber confirms that "we are back in development". "We have a lot of really exciting work ahead of us and a great team looking to bring a new game to fans over the next few years."

NCAA Football 14 was released in 2013:

The CLC as licensor is also pleased about the cooperation with Electronic Arts. Even more so, however, about reviving a popular college football franchise. "The college football video game connects passionate fans with college brands while introducing new fans to the heritage, thrill and gameday experiences that make college football unique," said CLC CEO Cory Moss.

More than 100 institutions including logos, stadiums, jerseys and the trimmings that distinguish the respective teams are part of the license. So Electronic Arts is actually going to bring a college football sports simulation as close to reality as possible. However, this does not apply to the images of the college players. There will be no names, pictures and similarities, but EA Sports will closely follow the developments in this regard.

Electronic Arts has not announced a release date, but it could still be some time before the game appears. EA explicitly states that a date will be given while the project is being worked on in the coming years. Sounds like you're just starting out on a long journey.

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