BRING BACK MUTANT LEAGUE RT @USATODAYsports: EA Sports will stop production of NCAA football in 2014: usat.ly/186flmm (@ByBerkowitz)
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Due to that lawsuit by former players?
Good move by the business to limit their risk.
I think it's safe to say that if there's liability, the damage has been done. I think it may also be safe to say that this is a sign that EA is working on settling their end of the dispute.
Yeah, all the licensing issues really hurt the game. They said they'd try to continue the game under "College Football '14" but too many teams bailed
guess this just makes it official?
It's difficult to quantify how much the game we love could change literally overnight in the near future.
At least they've finally admitted that they don't care about that series.
NCAA 09 = NCAA 14, but yet it got worse every year somehow. Like the code aged.
and a few details? True definition of a cash cow...
Not true at all. NCAA made huge strides, especially in the run game.
I'd say given the time they had between 2003 and 2013, the actual improvement has pailed in comparison to, say, GTA 3 and GTA 5. But given that Rockstar is a legitmate creator I guess that is unfair to EA.
Might as well. No need to goose that payout any more than it already stands.
They already announced they were dropping the NCAA part several months ago, so are they going to not make a college game at all now!
And yet, this is the way it should be. Things like this game should never have existed. Then we wouldn't be in the current crap house we're in.
this has every reason to exist, and the only change should be that players get paid for the use of their likeness
The game could have existed, they just should have left it generic with no likenesses. Maybe I'm wrong, I don't know. I just think they should have bailed on the whole QB #16 (Michigan QB, 6'0" 190 lbs, with dreads, from Florida) thing the moment someone (I think it was Scott Frost) brought it up.
The NCAA had to realize this would eventually happen, don't you think? I personally can't speak to college athletics prior to 1990, but even Chris Weber saw the hypocrisy (Albomb [sic] interview in the Fab Five ESPN Special IIRC) twenty years ago.
I haven't made a determination on which side I fall. The players have a damn good argument, but I am tepid on the idea of the NCAA ceasing to exist, creating a "super conference" (even if Michigan is included).
I wonder if the "big football school" AD's are talking behind the scenes right now, preparing for the NCAA to dissolve...
Why, who are you referring to -- Mich QB, #16, 6'0" 190# with dreads from Fla -- that's so vague and ambiguous it could be just about anyone. Like, the game doesn't say, "fueled by dilithium," you know.
I agree with what you are saying. I'm just saying that had they just left it generic (but fully customizable) then this probably isn't the issue it has grown into. But we wanted "as close to the real thing" and they were cocky enough to think that they had loop-holed their way to giving it to is at a tremendous profit. I mean, who did not think that they were putting the players in the game? Did anyone ever really believe that? Nope. But they were arrogant enough to think that it didn't matter. They were wrong.
Lead the charge and start caring less about college football then. People will continue to throw money at it to consume more of it as long as people enjoy it so much.
People criticizing everything about college football and the NCAA is like the really in thing right now. And then the same people watch the product and love it all day on Saturday. Be careful what you wish for, or eventually you are going to be saying "wait, I didn't really mean those things, I was just saying."
And yes, the pay for play supporters have managed to frame an argument that makes Chris Webber look like a victim. Wow. Better retrace your steps.
All the more reason to get this years game. Hopefully this makes them put even more effort into Madden every year.
I don't play sports games myself, but I may pick up a copy simply for the Denard factor.
The good news is that Denard will be the last athlete to grace the cover of the NCAA Football series
So be it, but they'll never be able to take away Bill Walsh's College Football from me!
Oh yes, Tallahassee versus Columbus was always an interesting game where 1992 data was concerned. I remember many hours wasted in the 16-game single-elimination mode using the all-time teams too. Brutal, simulated defensive struggles indeed.
The quarterback in my dynasty wears number 98. That's generic right?
that i could no longer play with myself
...ha ha ha!
Took me 30 seconds to realize why you were laughing...
Oh well. I guess I'm finally done spending money for a minorly changed game every few years.
Hopefully the Operation Sports guys (or someother group) keep the rosters going into the future. I have hope since people, as of last bball season, still are updating the rosters for NCAA Hoops 2k8.
Guess I might need to get a 2014 copy when it goes on sale. Right now, I'm having too much fun with GTA5.
It's already out, went on sale July 9th.
I misspoke calling it 2014. What I mean is I will wait for it to go on sale before purchasing.
Fuck you O'bannon.
Maybe later, dear.
EA will probably shut down the servers to NCAA Football 14 within 3-4 years like they did with NCAA Basketball.
I still got ncaa basketball 10 and college hoops 2k through file transfers, just no online play.
I have to think that if they can work out a way to fairly compensate the players whose likeness they use that this could come back someday. I think that day may be 5-10 years away though.
they didn't keep it generic in the first place and just keep beefing up the customization. Focus strictly on the guts and let the person playing it do the "branding."
Maybe they'll instead put some more $$$ and focus into Star Wars Battlefront that they are working on with DICE. Its going to be awesome!
This is EA that we are talking about here, dude. That money will be spent on focus groups that help them figure out the best way to milk you with microtransactions in their next game.
I was really looking forward to them implementing the new playoff system into the game too.
The law of unintended consequences strikes again. Who would want to assume the risk?
An argument I made when things first started coming out about this. People like sticking it to the NCAA, but some of the ideas floating around could wind up making us all disappointed. Despite the general griping, I like the NCAA series and this is an unfortunate development.
Well cotton I'm bummed!
Guess it'll save me money on controllers...who wouldn't throw theirs when a middle linebacker jumps ten feet in the air to take a pick-six to the house?
This used to frustrate me. "IMPOSSIBLE!" I would say.
But then Desmond Morgan happened.