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EA Sports College Football release date revealed

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It's been years since NCAA Football graced video game consoles, but the return is confirmed with EA Sports College Football now confirmed.

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In what many would expect to be called NCAA 22, we now have a good idea of exactly when the collegiate gridiron will land back in the hands of gamers.

Here's everything we know so far about the release date of EA Sports College Football (NCAA 22).

Latest - EA Sports College Football still years away

While there were certainly hopes that we'd see NCAA 22 this year or next, it's now looking like those predictions were too optimistic.

New reporting by Matt Brown of Extra Points saw the acquisition of some documents that are now indicating EA Sports College Football won't be out until July of 2023.

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That leaves us two whole years before it could hit consoles, but the good news is that gives them time to sort out licensing and maybe even get schools like Notre Dame back on board.

READ MORE: EA Sports College Football return still years away

History of NCAA Football

The NCAA (the governing body for college athletes in America) stopped EA from being able to use the image rights of players.

HIGH SCORES: The NCAA games are reviewed favorably
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HIGH SCORES: The NCAA games are reviewed favorably

Recent steps to change the law to allow athletes to make money, along with the tweets, mean that there are strong rumors that the game is being remade by EA.

The tweet came from the official EA Sports account, and they have created a sub-account under @EASPORTSCollege. So we know the source is legitimate.

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What will the new NCAA game be called?

The NCAA title of the previous games is noticeable missing from all of EA Sports publishing so far.

Whilst NCAA Football 22 could be the most common name used by fans, the reality is that the game will likely be called 'College Football' and avoid any links to the NCAA.

This is likely due to the legal issues that ended the franchise in the first place.

So depending on the timelines we see for the game it will likely be EA Sports College Football 22, or whatever the relevant year will be.

EA Sports College Football (NCAA 22) Release Date

This will all be about the timing of the release.

We know that previous NCAA titles were typically released in July, ahead of the upcoming season.

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NOT MUCH TO GO ON: Minimal details so far, this is it

As of right now, that looks like the right time of year, but the lingering question of which year we'll see the title may be later than many wanted.

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Instead of getting EA Sports College Football as what could be dubbed NCAA 22, it's now looking more like NCAA 23 or even NCAA 24 depending on the naming convention they choose to go with.

As mentioned above, current reporting puts the planned release of EA Sports College Football as July 2023, but that's assuming there are no more delays.

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