Earlier today, news broke that the NCAA would no longer work with EA Sports for future college football video games -- the NCAA is facing several lawsuits over past versions of the game, and decided future liability is not worth the risk.
Of course, fans of the game were left wondering "what's next?" when it comes to the college football series. EA Sports just released the following statement on the situation:
By now, most fans will have heard that EA's licensing agreement with the NCAA is set to expire and that we have agreed to part ways. I'm sure gamers are wondering what this means.
This is simple: EA SPORTS will continue to develop and publish college football games, but we will no longer include the NCAA names and marks. Our relationship with the Collegiate Licensing Company is strong and we are already working on a new game for next generation consoles which will launch next year and feature the college teams, conferences and all the innovation fans expect from EA SPORTS.
We took big creative strides with this year's college game and you’ll see much more in the future. We love college football and look forward to making more games for our fans.
This is great news -- dropping the NCAA name is hardly death to the video game series. This game isn't over, folks.