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02 Feb 2021

NCAA Football 22: Release Date, Delays & more

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History of NCAA Football

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What will the new NCAA game be called?

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EA Sports College Football 22 / NCAA Football 22 Release Date

NCAA Football used to be one of the best selling sports franchises around. So much so, some of the loyal fans still play on old consoles.

Unlike many other games, the series didn't stop because of a lack of success. They had legal issues with players' rights.

But with some recent tweets, EA Sports have fans excited it is returning.

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
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.

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 22 / NCAA Football 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.

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

Right now, we don't know any other details apart from the announcement tweets. EA Sports have told ESPN it won't be this year and as of right now they don't have the right to use real players.

A realistic view of the launch would be next year, July 2022.

At this point, it's much more likely that the legal situation is resolved on time and that the real player names can be used.

This also gives EA Sports enough time to do a really good job of the development of the game with much less impact of global lockdowns.

Keep checking in for updates, we will post as soon as we know more.

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