Press Row Podcast: Four years since NCAA Football’s cancellation

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Posted July 15th, 2017 at 12:30 pm

This last Tuesday marked what would have been the release of NCAA Football 18 had the series not been cancelled in 2013. There also hasn’t been a college basketball game since 2009. How did we get to where we are now that college sports is barely represented in gaming? What is the potential for college sports to make any sort of comeback in the future? It’s a subject that was covered in a piece written earlier this week for Sporting News.

Everything from the lawsuits that began eight years ago to why no developer would take on such a project right now given the circumstances, alternative development ideas, favorite memories of the games, and why there is still so much passion and emotion over the subject is discussed on this episode of the Press Row Podcast.

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  • Keith.

    Makes me happy to hear OS Milennium bawl about how much he misses NCAA Football, after all the bans he’s handed out or approved to NFL 2K fans over the years at OS, taking away the consumers’ voice and quieting our complaints about the Monopoly just so he and the rest of the OS mods can continue to suck on EA’s tit.

    Personally, I think the world is a better place with only 1 football game on the market from the hacks down in Orlando rather than 2, and would be even better with 0, since those idiots are so afraid of competition. And let’s face it, it’s not exactly like Ben Haumiller and company were setting the world on fire with innovations in their game. People bought it because they’re crazy for college football, not because it was an NBA 2K, The Show, or PES-like representation of the sport.

    • SockfulOfNickels

      Damn man, you really need a hug.

      • Keith.

        N’ah, I’m good, man, but thanks.