Document reveals estimated release date, other details about re-booted NCAA Football video game
Back in February, EA Sports officially announced the return of the popular NCAA Football video game series.
According to a document obtained by college football reporter Matt Brown, EA Sports is currently negotiating a licensing deal with FBS teams. The re-booted game is expected to debut in the summer of 2023, and the latest proposal covers four editions of NCAA Football.
Unfortunately, some of the details regarding royalty rate and school tiers have been redacted.
Here’s the full report from Brown:
Got another copy of the EA Sports/CLC proposal to FBS schools, dated Jan 15, with fewer redactions than previous copies. Here's a bit more info on the money schools may make from the game:
Appears to be a four year license proposal pic.twitter.com/tVNegAXd8P
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) June 25, 2021
Traditionally, NCAA Football games were released in early-to-mid July, so that would be in-line with the license beginning on July 1, 2023.
That would mean college football fans will wait a full decade in-between releases of the beloved franchise. NCAA 14 was released on July 9, 2013.
The last edition was released prior to the 2013 season, but the series was discontinued due to name, image and likeness concerns. With NIL laws widely expected to change before this upcoming season, there’s no longer a barrier for the game.