EA Sports to Announce EA College Football Delay Until 2024
College football reporter Matt Brown has claimed that EA will be announcing the delay of EA College Football later today. Brown claims that “multiple sources familiar with the situation” have said that the game will be delayed until 2024.
Matt Brown has reported on EA Sports College Football several times in the past, including announcing the game’s development and its licensing issues over the years.
According to Brown, an official announcement is expected to be made around 10AM ET this morning.
The College Football series has been on pause since 2013 following a series of lawsuits with the NCAA. As a result of the lawsuits, EA was forced to pay a reported $1600 to 24819 people, with the final settlement coming to $60 million.
It was said from an ESPN report that, “Players will be paid based on what years’ games they appeared in (earlier years are worth less) and how they were used (photographs or avatars are assigned more value than just a name or body description on a roster).
“The lead plaintiffs–former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon, former Rutgers quarterback Ryan Hart and former Nebraska and Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller–will get the most money, estimated to be $15,000 each. Twenty-one players, including former Alabama wide receiver Tyrone Prothro, get $5,000 for being class-action representatives.”
EA Sport’s College Football was rumored to release in the summer of 2023.
Officially, EA has been quiet on more information about the game, only officially announcing the game being in development on their Twitter account in February 2021.