EA Sports College Football just cleared the biggest hurdle out there when it came to the game being something that players could get excited about.
Despite the game being out in stores late next summer, there hasn’t been a ton of news about EA Sports College Football in a while. However, on Wednesday morning, a new report shed some light on one significant development.
It’s the kind of development that should excite anyone who loved the old NCAA Football game. It’s also the kind of development that allows the game to take a massive step toward being a great game.
The report from ESPN claimed that EA Sports has formalized a deal that will get real college football players into the game. The video game giant is able to do this thanks to an agreement with OneTeam Partners to “facilitate collegiate athletes’ names and likenesses” into the game.
This deal means that EA Sports College Football answered the big question about how the video game will echo other titles like Madden NFL Football regarding realism.
In short, this deal means that any player that wants to be in the game will have an easy avenue to do it. In other words, Nebraska football fans will be able to take over the Huskers and try to lead them back to greatness while playing with Jeff Sims under center.
EA Sports College Football NIL question answered
Details about how players’ NIL rights work and how players’ names and likenesses will be included in the game. However, it appears that things are moving forward and that Nebraska football fans will be able to play with their favorite Huskers when the game launches next year.
What is known is that if a player opts out of being in the game, EA Sports will create a generic avatar in that player’s spot. The one question that remains in that regard is whether EA Sports College Football will allow players to change character names the way they could in the NCAA College Football game series.
The most significant sign that this agreement clears a big hurdle is the reaction of the small handful of teams that had an issue appear to good with things now. When EA Sports College Football was announced, Notre Dame, as well as Wisconsin, Northwestern, TCU, Fresno State and Tulane, balked.
The announcement that EA Sports had a deal with OneTeam brought everyone but Notre Dame back to the table. So far, the Fighting Irish also seem closer to being officially included in the much-anticipated game.