Polygon’s Owen Good has posted some details, from a design document, providing some of the plans EA had for what could have been called, EA Sports College Football 15.
The developers were looking to significantly expand TeamBuilder, as they envisioned a game where the schools and players were created by the users. There were also plans to focus on a single-player career mode, complete with personality traits and attribute perks for created players. EA was also working on ways to allow users to create player animations and poses with the image-capturing capabilities of the Xbox One’s Kinect 2.0.
In the article, Owen also details what the player creation process would have been like, including having your player progress through a skill tree with multiple speciality types, replacing the tendency system.
There are so many other interesting tidbits in the article, and it shows the designers fought hard to keep the series going, but in the end, it just didn’t happen.
If EA Sports College Football 15 was released, would you have bought it? I know I would have. Just imagine what EA Sports College Football 20 could have been like…
Screenshots were taken from the OS community forums, in our Photographic Side of NCAA Football 14 thread.