ESPN has confirmed what was reported yesterday by Matt Brown, EA Sports College Football will release in the summer of 2024. Dynasty mode will be a priority for developers and Road to Glory is also confirmed. Below are some other bits of information from the ESPN article.
- The game is being built from scratch
- Team wants to build a very immersive college football experience
- Will include dozens of 3D scanned stadiums and mascots
- Players will be compensated if they are in the game, but it’s still being worked on – Name, Image, Likeness (NIL)
- At least 120 schools will be in the game to include accurate uniforms, stadiums and other college traditions
- Notre Dame still hasn’t committed to the game, but there is plenty of time
- Game will include all 10 FBS conferences and the College Football Playoff
Michael Rothstein also shared additional details from EA vice president and general manager Daryl Holt.
- FCS schools and HBCUs might return
- Recording with “recognizable commentators” has begun, no names were confirmed. However, Matt Brown has confirmed in his latest newsletter that ESPN’s David Pollack, Rece Davis and Kirk Herbstreit will be included.
- The game will use the Frostbite Engine
- There are 2 development teams. One for Madden and one for EA Sports College Football. Both teams share ideas and concepts but are also competitive with each other. This isn’t a Madden clone, it will be distinctly unique to college football
- Dynasty Mode is the #1 priority
- Not confirmed but coaches could also be included (NIL)
- Importing draft classes between Madden and EA Sports College Football was not confirmed
- Road to Glory will be a “compelling experience”
Of the schools that have committed, EA has been gathering information about their sounds, experiences, traditions, stadiums and uniforms for inclusion. Holt said they’ve been to three college football games so far this season to get actual crowd noise and parts of what make different schools and stadiums unique with many more on the schedule with at least a full college football season to go until launch.
NEW EXTRA POINTS:
Here's what EA/CLC told schools last night about EA Sports College Football's new publish date, and what I am hearing about why the project is being delayed from their first target date:https://t.co/ISWfHzsfF5
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) November 22, 2022