Today the NCAA dropped a bit of a bombshell when they revealed that they will not renew their licensing agreement. This immediately led many fans of the franchise to wonder if this meant that NCAA Football 14 would be the last game in the franchise. This would have been a shame since I believe that NCAA Football 14 is the best game in the franchise to date. No need to worry though as EA Sports has come out and said that they will continue to develop and publish college football games, but they will no longer include the NCAA names and marks. Their relationship with the Collegiate Licensing Company is strong and they are already working on a new game for next generation consoles which will launch next year and feature the college teams, and conferences.
So there you have it folks, college football will be making its way to your gaming consoles for years to come. While next year’s game won’t feature the NCAA names, logos and bowl games, besides that it will probably continue unhindered since the schools are under the CLC and they’ve confirmed they continue to have a strong partnership with EA Sports and plan to deeply involved with the launch of next year’s game on next generation consoles.
So there you have it folks, next year’s game may be called something different (perhaps EA Sports College Football or something similar) and be missing a few minor markings that we’re used to but besides that it should the same game we all know and love featuring all your favorite teams.
Personally, I’m relieved because I was a little worried at first. How about you, what do you think of the news? Is the NCAA licensing really that important? Hit up the comments and let us know what you think.