Recently, users on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have not been able to download rosters from other gamers using the in-game roster share function. Many passed it off as a glitch, bug, or server issue.
What sports gamers might need to face however, is this reality; this might be the beginning of the end. With the lawsuits that have been filed against EA Sports and the NCAA on behalf of players such as Sam Keller and Ed O'Bannon, the whole notion of named rosters might be disappearing as we know it. Certainly EA could decide to remove the ability for users to share rosters through the game's menus.
The idea that EA might already be disabling this feature in NCAA Football 13 is beginning to really gain steam and the silence from EA on the issue is deafening. I sincerely believe that the NCAA Football series itself could have it's days numbered. Gamers are not going to buy the game in the same numbers if roster sharing is disabled or worse, roster editing is removed altogether.
This leads myself and many others to wonder if we might not be seeing not only the beginning of the end of roster sharing in NCAA Football, but also the end of the NCAA Football series itself.
Comment and let me know what you think. Were you aware of this issue? What are your thoughts? Is the community over-reacting?