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Pair of Georgia players featured prominently in EA Sports NCAA Football trailer

Palmber-Thombsby:Palmer Thombs05/17/24


Excitement abounds for the July 19th release of the new EA Sports NCAA Football video game. It’s been over 10 years since the last version was put out, and lots has changed. On Friday, EA released its official trailer – one that featured a pair of Georgia players – to only amplify that excitement.

Tight end Oscar Delp can be seen in the video putting a juke move on a defender from what looks like South Carolina. Then, shortly after, defensive end/outside linebacker Mykel Williams is shown rushing the passer on Alabama’s Jalen Milroe, taking the Crimson Tide quarterback down for a sack as the screen goes black.

It’s just a small sample of what will be an exciting addition to the game – College Football’s actual players.

Of course Delp and Williams won’t be the only Georgia players in the game. You can expect to see most – if not all – of the Bulldog roster. Players had an opportunity earlier this spring to opt into the game, receiving $600 and a copy of the game should they choose to do so. In the age of name, image and likeness that wasn’t around at last release, actual players being featured (on the cover, in the trailer and in gameplay) will be a first for the newest version.

According to On3’s Pete Nakos, over 12,800 athletes have opted into the game with EA having a goal of fielding an 85-man roster for every one of the 134 FBS teams. The previous version of the game was discontinued in 2014 after lawsuits emerged, arguing EA violated United States antitrust laws by not allowing athletes to share on the revenues generated from the use of their name, image and/or likeness in broadcasts and video games.

EA previously unveiled a cover for the game, a standard version that featured Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers, Colorado wide receiver/defensive back Travis Hunter and Michigan running back Donovan Edwards. There is also a deluxe edition where Georgia quarterback Carson Beck, among others, was visible.

A full breakdown of gameplay can be found in Nakos’ most recent article with highlights including Dynasty Mode, Road to Glory, Ultimate Team and a new Road to the College Football Playoff. Voices in the game will include Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler and others with ESPN’s College GameDay and the network’s halftime crew being featured as well.

Available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, gamers will have the ability to choose from three editions and different pricing levels: standard base ($69.99), deluxe edition with three-day early access and other perks ($99.99) and an MVP bundle including early release of both EA Sports College Football 25 and the newest version of Madden ($149.99). The game will not be offered on PC.

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