An official college football game from Electronic Arts hasn’t shown its face since 2013. That’s when the last installment in the EA Sports NCAA Football franchise released with University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson on its cover. Since then, any signs of life for a new NCAA college football game has faced obstacles in the US court system. That was the case until today, when EA revealed that a new college football title is in the works, and will come in the form of EA Sports College Football.
There’s a big question that many PC players might be asking themselves: “Will EA Sports College Football come to PC?” As it stands right now, the press release reads as if there will be some consideration outside of a console-only launch.
“We love the energy, tradition and pageantry of college football and I am beyond thrilled to say we are back in development,” said Cam Weber, EA Sports EVP and GM. “We have a lot of really exciting work ahead of us, and a great team that is eager to bring a new game to players in the next couple of years.”
The news update goes on to state, “EA SPORTS reaches players all around the globe, and in the past year introduced six new console and PC experiences, as well as ongoing live service offerings on PC and mobile.”
Ruling on the field
The press release acknowledges the development of the new college football game, and includes a vague mention of “PC experiences.” However, it doesn’t explicitly state that it will indeed arrive on Steam, Epic Games, or even EA’s own Origin launcher.
We did reach out to Electronic Arts for comment. A representative from the company responded to our inquiry with the following: “EA SPORTS plans to offer the game on a variety of platforms but will have more information in the future.”
The statement doesn’t exactly ease worries of whether or not College Football will be locked on Xbox and PlayStation consoles. Despite Madden 19, Madden 20, and Madden 21 all coming to a personal computer near you, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the reinstallation an EA Sports-branded college football will do the same.
— EA SPORTS (@EASPORTS) February 2, 2021