The lights are on
Recently, the NCAA announced that it will not be renewing its license with EA. Until the Collegiate Licensing Corporation stepped in and announced it would continue the relationship, fans wondered what this would mean for future college football games, but things still look bad. Now, three conferences have stated that they will not play ball.
According to ESPN, the SEC, Big 10, and Pac-12 will not license their conference trademarks. The individual schools within those divisions can still choose to participate, but EA won't be getting support from the larger body.
The CLC covers 150 schools, including some within those divisions. EA will need to court the others individually.
Our TakeI would be surprised if EA manages to build as deep a roster of schools as it has in past years. Without the support of the conferences, some institutions may be less inclined, especially those with risk-averse legal counsel. We won't know for a number of months how successful EA is, but the more of these announcements come in, the weaker next year's game is looking.
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I really never got into this series, I prefer Madden myself but hopefully no big schools decide not to be in it.
If they can't get any from these conferences they shouldn't bother even making the game.
Well, they just lost the 3 biggest conferences. :D
This doesn't effect much at all. Most colleges will still want the royalties by having their teams in the game. If anything this saves EA some money by having to pay for less licenses.
Oh no! Is there gonna be a terrorist attack if the schools are in the game? Jesus, what is this world coming to? Players that blow all their money are ruining our video games. Just because you are a washed up loser ex athlete, doesn't mean you can ruin it for everybody. The NCAA is a joke, too. We don't need a playoff system for college football. It was fine before. America NEEDS a number 1 in everything, and it is the wrong way to do it. Just play your season and go to school. Tired of all the crap.
The solution? Aliens.
OH NO! EA will not be able to make the same game over every year and make money!
If I can't play as Ohio state then i'm not buying. No Big ten equals no deal.
Wouldn't have bought it anyway. This is just getting ridiculous.
I wonder if this has anything to do with the recent rants between the schools and the players over merchandising and profit sharing
Does this means smaller schools might join the party??