While no one ever said making a video game is easy, the saga surrounding the upcoming college football video game has had a rocky attempt at getting off the ground.
After dealing with some legal issues and protests in relation to NCAA Football ’24, The BrandR Group and EA Sports have agreed on a settlement that puts the game’s June release date back in play.
The NCAA video game had to overcome lawsuits and protests regarding NIL for each athlete featured in the upcoming release. After The BrandR Group, a company responsible for finding and facilitating NIL opportunities for athletes, filed a lawsuit against EA Sports alongside OneTeam because the initial valuation of the video game’s agreement to pay athletes was, “Well below market value.”
Both OneTeam and The BrandR Group released a statement discussing a settlement with EA Sports saying that the duo reached an, “Amicable settlement of their past disputes related to college group licensing.”
After reaching an agreement to pass the roadblock of NIL support, the upcoming video game is officially back on track to be released in June of 2024. The newest college football video game release is set to become the first NCAA Football title for fans of the game to play since the 2014 season.