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ANDREW WILSON - EVP - EA SPORTS

ANDREW WILSON - EVP - EA SPORTS

Executive Vice President, EA SPORTS

POSTED BY Andrew Wilson - EVP - EA SPORTS ON Jul 17, 2013

Update on EA Sports and College Football

By now, most fans will have heard that EA's licensing agreement with the NCAA is set to expire and that we have agreed to part ways.  I'm sure gamers are wondering what this means. 

This is simple:  EA SPORTS will continue to develop and publish college football games, but we will no longer include the NCAA names and marks.  Our relationship with the Collegiate Licensing Company is strong and we are already working on a new game for next generation consoles which will launch next year and feature the college teams, conferences and all the innovation fans expect from EA SPORTS. 

We took big creative strides with this year's college game and you’ll see much more in the future.  We love college football and look forward to making more games for our fans.


[Update: 9/26/13: Please see update on College Football here.]

Comments (11)

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    This will not hamper the game what so ever imo. With holding authentic intact as well as conferences. The game should feel as it does now.
    Jul 17, 2013
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    Does this mean that next year there will be no game on current console
    Jul 17, 2013
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  3. +3 -2
    Does this mean you won't charge me 60 dollars for the same game that you make every year? If so, I might actually buy it. Until then I'll stick with NCAA 2011 (the last year I was gullible enough to spend 60 dollars on the same game).
    Jul 17, 2013
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    Does this mean the EXCLUSIVITY of College Football video games is over for EA Sports? Will we see College Football games made by other developers now on current and Next-Gen consoles?
    Jul 17, 2013
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    University of Phoenix is going to kick *** in this game!
    Jul 17, 2013
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    The game will most likely be called EA Sports College Football and everything should be the same with the exception of NCAA licensed things like the name of the bowl games.
    Jul 17, 2013
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  7. +3 -4
    NCAA wanted to part ways because you haven't changed anything about the game and the NCAA does not want their name involved with a game that is hated by the majority of sports gamers. You say you already have a game being built for next year and I'm sure that just means you are pulling the cover art out of NCAA 2011 and putting a new one in. I never comment of these forums but you have failed so badly in the past couple of years that it has put me in a state of outrage. Good riddance!
    Jul 17, 2013
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    YAY!!!!! This is good news!!! EA had gotten so LAZY with their attention to detail. I like the game but the detail on NCAA 14 was awful!!! For example several of the teams do not have jersey updates! This year is the last 60 bucks you will get from me, I'm sure 2k Sports wouldn't have over looked these issues.
    Jul 17, 2013
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  9. +1 0
    Bring back MVP. We need you back. I'm still playing 05!!!
    Jul 17, 2013
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  10. +1 0
    Bring back MVP MVP MVP!!!
    Jul 18, 2013
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    Ok, so the NCAA is gone, let's see that "Fans rushing the field tearing down the goalposts" that they made you take out of NCAA 2004.
    Jul 18, 2013
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