It’s sad but true … all because of player’s image rights (in other words … money!) I guess, you’re gonna just have to play NFL instead.
“Electronic Arts, the US games maker, says it is cancelling its college football game next year amid legal disputes over players’ image rights. The company said it was “evaluating our plan for the future of the franchise”. Student players have been seeking a share of National Collegiate Athletic Association revenues after their likenesses were used in the game.
In May, a court upheld the right of Ryan Hart, a former college player, to sue. Mr Hart has sued for damages, saying EA should have sought his permission before using his likeness in three versions of the popular game published between 2004 and 2006. The appeal court decided EA did not do enough to “sufficiently transform” the virtual version of the player.”