NCAA Won't Renew Contract With EA Sports
EA Sports states their college football games will continue.
Today, the NCAA announced that it will not be renewing its contract with EA Sports. NCAA Football 2014 will be the last game in the series to carry the the name and logo of the organization.
"The current contract expires in June 2014, but our timing is based on the need to provide EA notice for future planning." said NCAA on its website today. "We are confident in our legal position regarding the use of our trademarks in video games. But given the current business climate and costs of litigation, we determined participating in this game is not in the best interests of the NCAA."
In response, EA Sports has stated that their college football games will indeed continue.
"EA SPORTS will continue to develop and publish college football games, but we will no longer include the NCAA names and marks." said Andrew Wilson, EA Sports Executive Vice President. "Our relationship with the Collegiate Licensing Company is strong and we are already working on a new game for next generation consoles which will launch next year and feature the college teams, leagues and all the innovation fans expect from EA SPORTS."