Nearly six years have passed since the release of the final installment in EA’s long-running college football video game series. NCAA Football 2014 was the final NCAA football game to hit the shelves. Well there is talk that the NCAA is reconsidering the game being brought back, and EA Sports would love that, according to 24/7 sports.
EA was reportedly willing to pay athletes in the past but the NCAA’s rules prohibited it, according to lawyers of the plaintiffs in the O’Bannon case. If the NCAA softened its rules on likeness, there could be another path toward NCAA Football.
EA would be open to making the game again, according to former NCAA Football Executive Producer Ben Haumiller. 247Sports reached out to EA Sports prior to the working group announcement and Haumiller, currently a producer for the Madden franchise, responded two days afterward through a PR representative.
“We loved making college football games,” Haumiller told 247Sports via email. “If the opportunity ever presented itself we’d be very interested in potentially getting back into that space.”
Could you imagine if the game came back out? It would be the best selling game ever. I think there would be lines on top of lines waiting for this to happen.