Named rosters will not appear online for NCAA Football 08

Posted June 13th, 2007 at 12:50 pm

**Edit 6/14: Update on the issue. Names will display in online games. 

One of the more disappointing things to come out of the NCAA Football Community Day is the confirmation that edited roster names will not appear in online games on the Xbox 360 and PS3. This means for the people who manually edit the player names or import a full roster file, those will only be applicable for offline games. Everyone will be playing with QB #5, WR #82, DE #56, ect in the online games.

Curiously, it seems that the names will continue to appear online in the PS2 and Xbox versions. We've also seen recently that the names show up in both college basketball games.

So what is the deal here keeping EA Sports from allowing people to use the names in online NCAA Football games? Simply the pressure is coming in from the NCAA and EA has to abide by what they say.

The whole situation is disappointing for those who play heavily online since the majority are not familiar with all the players in the game. Adding in the names makes the experience more enjoyable for most.

It is an unfortunate situation and hopefully one that will change in the coming years. However it looks like for now we're stuck with it as is.