6 Things We Need to See From EA’s New College Football Game

EA Sports announced it's bringing back its first college football game in years. Here are a few things we'd like to see from the game when it debuts.

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MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 11: Najee Harris #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds a National Champions sign after their win over The Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by UA Athletics/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

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EA Sports hasn’t produced a college football video game since 2013, but that will change soon. Tuesday, the video game behemoth behind Madden and FIFA announced its next NCAA football iteration was coming soon.

Just how soon? We don’t know. EA Sports College Football does not yet have a planned launch date. All we know is that it is coming, but it’s not coming this year.

For now, we wait.

“As we look for the momentum that we’re building on in sports, it all starts with the passion of our fans and the opportunities of what they are interested in,” EA Sports VP and GM Daryl Holt explained in an interview with ESPN. “I don’t think there’s a visit where I go outside wearing a piece of EA Sports-branded apparel that someone doesn’t go, ‘Hey, when is college football coming back?’”

It makes sense—those old games were epic. In case you need a reminder of how long this series has been on hiatus: NCAA Football 14, EA Sports’ most recent iteration of the game, featured Michigan QB/RB/WR Denard “Shoelace” Robinson on its cover. He’s now an assistant coach for Jacksonville Jaguars.

The announcement got us thinking about what the finished product will be like, spurring debate around our offices about features we’d love to see EA Sports include. Below are six things we’re hoping to see from the new game:

Players get paid for their likeness

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Supped up dynasty mode

Dabo Swinney Clemson ACC Championship 2020

More options for the coaches

Lincoln Riley Sooners Big 12 Media Day 2018

Incorporating the College Football Playoff

Clemson Alabama National Championship Game 2016

Give us the transfer portal

D'Eriq King MIami Oklahoma St 2020

Next-level integration with 'Madden'

Justin Fields Ohio St Indiana 2020

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