Video gamers and college football fans everywhere rejoice as news emerges of a new college football video game expected 2020. Thankfully, EA will have nothing to do with this new project.
Although many sport video game fans may be thinking, “Snake, why would EA not being involved be good news?” Although EA has always done a good job with their sports video games and left us with such fond college sports memories, they have been betraying gamers for a while now. In case you didn’t keep up with the Battlefront debacle, it has been a long run of betrayal for their once loyal fans. After the outrage over the first Battlefront, EA promised to eliminate DLC. In a weird turn of events, EA released Battlefront II without DLC but instead included pay-to-win loot. Essentially, you could play the game for nearly an eternity to upgrade or just simply pay to unlock the same, over-powerful, characters. The CEO of EA, John Riccitello, even talked about their strategy to use microtransactions through gaming addiction to make more money, with a game they already charge $60 for. After a historic backlash from the gaming community, EA has since decided to eliminate microtransactions to little too late.
Gaming company, IMackulate Vision Gaming, has taken up the mantle to finally deliver us all a new college football video game. Obviously, the reason EA stopped making the game after 2013 was due to unauthorized likeness of teams and players. This was mostly just a way to continue to not pay college athletes. Instead, IMV Gaming will created 126 teams that users will be able to edit. The user will be able to customize essentially all aspects of the teams with rosters, recruiting and even stadiums (thank God).
“After working for over two years towards the building the innovative and unique concepts of Gridiron Champions, IMV Gaming joins hands with professional athletes Oakland Raiders’ Vadal Alexander along with Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie as early founding investors. Gridiron Champions will offer a unique experience to gamers by allowing them the opportunity to customize player uniforms, stadiums, fan atmosphere and recreate pageantry though this unique college football experience.”
If you listen to the podcast, you may remember our idea for a new college football video game. This is essentially what we had mentioned. Our idea was simply to create a platform on PlayStation and Xbox for users to completely customize. Don’t worry about creating anything. Just let the users create the teams, players and even stadiums of every team for everyone to download. The video game community, mixed with the obsessed college football fans, would surely do the rest. That way, no company could be at fault for likeness as it would be freely shared by individuals. Thankfully, IMV Gaming seems to be right on track with this type of thinking.
While we may not be getting EA Sports College Football 2021, what we are getting may actually be better. No EA DLC, no EA microtransactions, no Player 1 or “QB” on the back of the jersey, just the real college football landscape. This should be great for all those UCF National Championshipers out there. Finally, they can make the playoffs in this make-believe world. If you ask me, 2020 can’t come soon enough.