EA Sports abandons college football game for 2014

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 26, 2013 1:45pm PDT

Stripped of the NCAA license, EA Sports promised sports fans that a new college football game would be coming next year, simply titled "College Football 15." However, those plans have been cut short, as legal troubles have the company reconsidering "the future of the franchise."

"We have been stuck in the middle of a dispute between the NCAA and student-athletes who seek compensation for playing college football," EA Sports' Cam Weber writes on EA's official website. "The ongoing legal issues combined with increased questions surrounding schools and conferences have left us in a difficult position--one that challenges our ability to deliver an authentic sports experience."

As a result, EA Sports will not be publishing a new college football game next year, and "we are evaluating our plan for the future of the franchise." That's obviously bad news for EA's bottom line--given the franchise's consistent sales.

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