02:39 PM - August 31, 2016 by MMChrisS
NCAA Football is always going to have a bit of speculation around when/if/maybe someday it will return.
In an interview with IGN, EA Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore added his voice to the chorus of speculation with a rather optimistic tone.
Check out the quotes from the interview compiled by Polygon's Owen Good:
Currently there's still no traction for a game to actually make a comeback since the lawsuit's settlement checks are still going out.
As we've reported in the past, NCAA Football will only make a comeback when the legal structures of the NCAA change to allow players to be paid. A game with generic rosters would still not be a legally viable option and most likely several schools would balk at such an effort anyways -- thus it's unlikely anything but a fully licensed game with real players on real teams will be shipped. EA will almost certainly not pursue a college game of any kind unless there is a zero percent chance of a lawsuit.
So while we appreciate Moore's optimism, it does look like we're still in a holding pattern waiting on the NCAA to do something right.
In other words, the world may look like this before a NCAA Football game ships again.