EA Cancels 2014 College Football Title
Posted by Adam Larck on 09.26.2013
Settles lawsuit regarding players.
Don't expect a college football game from EA next year.
The publisher wrote on its blog that the game will not be coming in 2014. In addition, Cam Weber, EA Sports GM of American Football, said the company is "evaluating our plan for the future of the franchise."
Earlier this year, NCAA did not renew the partnership with EA Sports. Due to this, EA made a three-year deal with the Collegiate Licensing Company to keep making games without NCAA logos.
"Our decision does not affect our commitment to NCAA Football 14 and the consumers who love playing the game," Weber said.
Before this announcement, football conferences like the Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12 had withdrew support for the series.
In addition, EA and the CLC settled the student athlete likeness lawsuit.
"Based on this settlement and other recent court rulings, EA Sports has agreed to change the way it develops future games featuring NCAA athletes in order to protect the rights to their likenesses," the statement read.