EA’s NCAA Football ’08 Release Delayed

April 21, 2007

The latest installment of the popular video game series about college football, which was originally scheduled for a July 17th release, has been pushed back indefinitely. Although an official release date has not yet been given, the press release hinted that it could take “about a month” longer.

Rumors about the delay revolve around a NCAA committee’s decision to submit a proposal banning the use of text messaging in recruiting. This proposal still needs to be approved by the Board of Directors; however, if it goes through, EA will need to recode part of the game.

NCAA Football ’08 comes with updated rosters, playbooks, and stadiums. It also includes a retooling of the “dynasty mode” to make it more “real”. The hallmark of this year’s change is an entirely new recruiting system. A few weeks ago, H2DN was invited to sit down and playtest it at EA’s headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »