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EA Sports College Football Reportedly Releasing in July of 2023 - Other Interesting Information Revealed

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EA Sports College Football

EA Sports College Football Reportedly Releasing in July of 2023 - Other Interesting Information Revealed

EA Sports College Football could be released in July of 2023 if internal documentation from the CLC obtained by Extra Points’ Matt Brown is accurate.

When EA announced the return of College Football last month, they mentioned more information would be released, as development progressed in the next couple of years. So really, this isn’t too surprising and EA hasn’t confirmed anything as of yet.

Here are some of the details that were previously revealed.

  • Deliver authentic college football experiences and the high quality gameplay that fans have long loved in college football games from EA Sports
  • Through the CLC partnership, the franchise will include the rights to more than 100 institutions featuring the logos, stadiums, uniforms, gameday traditions and more that fans have come to know and love
  • While this college game will not include student-athlete names, images and likenesses, EA Sports is continuing to watch those developments closely

Notre Dame previously announced they will not be part of EA Sports College Football until name, image and likeness (NIL) rules have been finalized. Here’s the official quote from University Vice President, Jack Swarbrick and Director of Athletics, James E. Rohr.

“Notre Dame Athletics welcomes the return of EA Sports College Football, a video game series that has historically helped promote interest in college football. Notre Dame will not, however, participate in the game until such time as rules have been finalized governing the participation of our student-athletes.

As those rules are developed, it is our strong desire that student-athletes be allowed to benefit directly from allowing their name, image and performance history to be used in the game.”

NorthwesternTulane and Fresno State have made similar announcements. NIL rules will be in place well before EA Sports College Football is released, so any team that makes a similar announcement will have plenty of time to make a decision to be part of the game.

Make sure to read our latest EA Sports College Football Legal FAQ to understand what this really means.

Matt posted an article on Extra Points this morning, providing more information, from the proposal the CLC sent to FBS institutions, in regards to EA Sports College Football. It’s a paid article, so please refrain from just copying and pasting the entire article here.

He points out potential DLC and other game features that could be included.

Also be sure to read our EA Sports College Football FAQ, it contains everything we know so far.

There has been a lot written about EA Sports College Football so far, which is why we’re putting together this EA Sports College Football FAQ. NCAA Football 14 came out in 2013, so we’re in year seven of a college football drought. Things like College Football Revamped and the amazing roster editors here at OS keep that game alive to this day — and should be applauded for helping to show EA and game publishers overall there is still an unquenchable thirst for college sports games — but the masses have been hankering for something new for years now.

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  1. The stadium scanning bit reads as if they are bringing over the stadiums from NCAA like I had said was likely going to happen. It only mentions scanning any renovations/changes that would need updating in the game.
    Generally in video game development the models you have in a game are not the higgest quality ones. They are simply the best looking ones that are also optimized well enough for the game to run smoothly. I would assume EA had very high quality stadium models that make it relatively easy for them to have the stadiums updated for the new release. This is potential great news for those who were worried we wouldn't have many authentic stadiums.
    The other scanning makes me wonder if they are only scanning/taking pictures for references or of the uniforms and gear in game will be scanned in and be much more accurate. EA always had issues with having numbers being top big or too small, being misplaced, etc. If they are scanning uniforms in then they'll obviously be much more accurate.
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    Some major 2k football news must be forthcoming if EA is leaking info on a  game that is over two years  from a  speculative release.
    Not surprised about 2023. You're taking a novice approach if you expected 2022. I wouldn't want a situation where it is a reskinned Madden that is rushed out. I'm okay with waiting until 2023 if it is a fuller product. Plus, it is a situation where you want to see what Madden does in the next 2 games(22 & 23). Since the College game will share Madden engine/assets, I kind of want to see significant improvement in Madden the next 2 years, so when College Football is coming out, it is on the right hand
    canes21
    The stadium scanning bit reads as if they are bringing over the stadiums from NCAA like I had said was likely going to happen. It only mentions scanning any renovations/changes that would need updating in the game.
    Generally in video game development the models you have in a game are not the higgest quality ones. They are simply the best looking ones that are also optimized well enough for the game to run smoothly. I would assume EA had very high quality stadium models that make it relatively easy for them to have the stadiums updated for the new release. This is potential great news for those who were worried we wouldn't have many authentic stadiums.
    The other scanning makes me wonder if they are only scanning/taking pictures for references or of the uniforms and gear in game will be scanned in and be much more accurate. EA always had issues with having numbers being top big or too small, being misplaced, etc. If they are scanning uniforms in then they'll obviously be much more accurate.
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    I actually read it as EA will go and scan the stadiums and if there are future renovations happening that would require them to go back and re-scan. Basically letting the schools know that there may be (or most likely be) multiple visits by EA to scan.
    LetsGoBucs
    I actually read it as EA will go and scan the stadiums and if there are future renovations happening that would require them to go back and re-scan. Basically letting the schools know that there may be (or most likely be) multiple visits by EA to scan.
    It definitely does read like that, but I assume that EA is bringing over their stadium assets from before and is not building any from scratch that they don't have to. It wouldn't make a lot of sense to do that. The stadium models should be in a format that has them relatively easy to bring over. Most 3D models are only in a handful of different formats that can essentially be extracted and imported into any game for someone who has any idea of what they're doing.
    I doubt EA has completely changed their file structure making it impossible for them to bring their stadium models forward. And like I said initially, if they followed the standard workflow of modeling an asset, then they have very high quality models that they can bring forward and optimize for the new consoles. If EA had the standard workflow back in 2013, then it won't be like they are bringing over the models used in NCAA 14 and are going to spend a ton of time polishing them up to match today's standards.
    Who knows, though. Given EA's history, I wouldn't be surprised if they never had high quality models behind the scenes. EA does like taking shortcuts.
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    canes21
    It definitely does read like that, but I assume that EA is bringing over their stadium assets from before and is not building any from scratch that they don't have to. It wouldn't make a lot of sense to do that. The stadium models should be in a format that has them relatively easy to bring over. Most 3D models are only in a handful of different formats that can essentially be extracted and imported into any game for someone who has any idea of what they're doing.

    I agree with you on this. It would be interesting to know more about it. I'm wondering if the time gap between games is requiring them to re-scan a lot or a little, either because of major changes to stadiums or changes in technology to scan/capture/render.
    LetsGoBucs
    I agree with you on this. It would be interesting to know more about it. I'm wondering if the time gap between games is requiring them to re-scan a lot or a little, either because of major changes to stadiums or changes in technology to scan/capture/render.
    I'm curious as to what all they need to rescan vs can just change from reference photos. For example, Missouri was renovating their stadium when NCAA 14 came out. It's not a crazy renovation structurally, so I would imagine their renovation would be something EA doesn't have to scan, but can be changed based off of reference photos since the bulk of the stadium remained the same.
    I'm not sure what their entire process is, but I feel like scanning would only be essential for new stadiums or stadiums that changed drastically.
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    Kanobi
    Some major 2k football news must be forthcoming if EA is leaking info on a* game that is over two years* from a* speculative release.

    Oh man I hope so.
    Kanobi
    Some major 2k football news must be forthcoming if EA is leaking info on a* game that is over two years* from a* speculative release.

    We've been waiting on major 2k news for months and nothing...
    I'm in Columbia Missouri and I've lost track of how many uniform combinations the Missouri Tigers have. The stadium in NCAA 14 is a very accurate replica of Memorial Stadium but the athletic department has spent around $200 million in upgrades since then primarily focused on luxury suites. What's interesting is with all the upgrades and money spend attendance is down since the school left the regional conference for the SEC. I wonder if the game will reflect the empty seats.
    Regarding the tidbit about players it sounds like they are open to the idea of "real" players but at the moment it isn't in the plans. First the legal hurdle would have to be removed and then the question becomes how much would it cost. I'd buy the game on day one with generic players.
    garnetknight
    I'm just wondering what platforms it will be on.. I'm in the market for a new Xbox , but idk if i need to get one S or one X or what....

    My guess in 2023 will be PS5 and whatever the xbox equivalent is.
    garnetknight
    I'm just wondering what platforms it will be on.. I'm in the market for a new Xbox , but idk if i need to get one S or one X or what....

    The two xboxes are negligible as far as games go, series S is just digital only with no disc capability.
    Fall_DIFH
    The two xboxes are negligible as far as games go, series S is just digital only with no disc capability.

    Series S is like a slightly upgraded 1X, whereas the series X is completely 4k compatible. I might be wrong, but I don't think the S is very "future proof" if you're looking to get high refresh rates at 4k eventually. Games wise, yes they are "negligible" but not performance wise eventually. Just want to make sure this guy has the right info.

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