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EA Sports To Allow FBS Players To Appear In New College Football Game

By May 17, 2023 (10:30 am)Football

When EA Sports’ new college football video game hits the stands next summer, it will feature the name, image and likeness of current players.

According to a report from ESPN, EA Sports will work with OneTeam Partners to “facilitate collegiate athletes’ name and likenesses” into the game, which will be the first NCAA football game released since 2014. All eligible FBS players will be able to opt into the game and will receive compensation, though the amount and how players will receive payments is still to be determined.

If a player does not want to appear in the game, EA Sports would create a generic avatar to replace them. For those appearing in the game, EA Sports could include face scans of athletes, though a representative told ESPN that it would not be possible for every athlete due to the number of players that would appear.

As it stands, more than 120 teams have agreed to be in the game, and EA Sports will be able to use assets from all 10 FBS conferences as well as the College Football Playoff.

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