EA Sports College Football Will Be Able To Feature Real Players
When its return was announced, one of the questions surrounding EA Sports College Football was whether the games will feature real players. Now, in an update from ESPN, it appears that it could actually happen.
According to Michael Rothstein, an EA Sports representative confirmed to the outlet that it has reached a contract with OneTeam Partners. This new contract will “facilitate collegiate athletes’ names and likenesses” in the upcoming games.
The report from ESPN states that specifics of the deal are still being worked out, including how much an athlete will receive for licensing themselves to the games. Should a player within a program not want to be a part of the game, EA Sports would be required to create a generic player in his place.
According to EA Sports, the goal for payments to players is to be “as inclusive and equitable as possible”.
When reached out to, a rep from EA Sports responded with the same statement that many outlets have received on the news.
“We’ve wanted to feature collegiate athletes in a meaningful way from the start of our journey to bring an EA SPORTS college football experience back to our fans,” the company said. “We’re excited to have an agreement in place with OneTeam Partners that will enable us to include the names and likenesses of eligible collegiate football athletes at NCAA Division 1 Football Subdivision schools who opt-in to being featured in EA SPORTS College Football.”
The first officially-licensed college football game since NCAA Football 14 in 2013 is currently slated to launch in the summer of 2024. Are you happy about the possibility of playing as real players in EA Sports College Football?
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