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How EA Sports College Football Will Compare To Madden NFL

When EA Sports College Football releases in 2023, longtime players of the Madden NFL series will be right at home with how it plays. That’s because the game will utilize a lot of the same core gameplay as Madden when it launches.

The game will have a separate development team to handle College Football-specific features, modes, and elements. However, the gameplay team will utilize the same technology that Madden has. That means the same engine, animation technology, and more.

Should the studio decide to change game engines down the line, the assumption is that both games will change at, or around, the same time.

Not a Surprising Decision

Though many fans are going to undoubtedly groan at the news, it shouldn’t be all that surprising. Back before the original NCAA Football series ended, both Madden and NCAA Football shared many core elements like the aforementioned engine and animations.

That said, it was never the same exact team working on the game. Back in the “old days” of EA Sports, there were still separate Madden and NCAA gameplay teams.

Today, while they are still using the same base engine, the separate teams allow them to focus work on creating all of the things which make the college game different from the NFL. Presentation, rules, hashmark location, and how the gameplay is tuned, for example.

In real life there are specific tactics and strategy in college that isn’t done in Madden or the NFL. Those are the types of things that will be added to the game as well as any other types of “innovations” not in the NFL game yet. As a refresher, elements like RPOs and wildcat formations came from college.

With both games in development by the same studio within EA Sports, keeping things close knit should help with the development of both products. That said, based on the company’s decision to move a large part — rumored to be half of the franchise team, at least — of the Madden team over to College Football, it may be a bit too much of the same for fans’ liking. Rather than use the new game to work on new technology or gameplay from the ground up, EA Sports clearly wants to keep its status quo. For their sake, the hope is that it pays off

EA Sports College Football is currently in development, and expected to be released on new-gen Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 in July 2023.


What do you think of the EA Sports College Football sharing core gameplay elements with Madden? Let us know in the comment section below, and stick with Sports Gamers Online for more.

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Buddy
Buddy
14 days ago

don’t screw it up like madden

Budda Smoke
Budda Smoke
1 month ago

Fucking trash, keep that shit and let 2k handle it! Madden the worst game that comes out annually

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

So it’s going to be trash… Got it

Carmine
Carmine
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

LMFAO!!! My thoughts exactly!!! With all this time, it’s the perfect chance to fix it from the ground up!!!

GoodMaine
GoodMaine
1 month ago

EA was on to something special with NCAA Football 14. The engine was good, looked great! Game play is STILL fun, and the price for new uniforms was reasonable. That said, I know that Ben Hauler went to the madden team once EA canceled NCAA Football, so Ben may come back to the NCAA Football series. Yes the 2 franchises were similar yet looked differently for a decade plus (2000-2013) so no big thing as long as EA captures the environment/atmosphere of college football. PLEASE bring back Player Disciplinary Issues, Medical Redshirts, and Nike Trainer.

EvenWhenWeWinWeLose
EvenWhenWeWinWeLose
1 month ago

This news is one of the most significant bummers of my life. No one who touched madden should be allowed anywhere near college football.

EarnIt Commish
EarnIt Commish
1 month ago

Yay.. Madden motorcycle moves. Can’t wait

TRU JDUB
TRU JDUB
1 month ago

This is bad . Ncaa14 has a better feel than the current madden which sucks you into predetermined animations based on ratings. That scripted feeling takes away from making 1v1 plays of any kind which limits user skill prevailing and instead is about learning how to lock & unlock these animations even more than in the past.

Charles
Charles
1 month ago

I hope that they also bring back the ability to draft players from your college game, straight into the madden game. That was cool back in the day to take your favorite college players & have the ability to draft them. It kept both games fresh.

Jason
Jason
1 month ago

They SHOULD bring back the Infinity Engine 2 from the last game released, polish it and use that engine again. Still, to this day, it “feels” better. The success of the NCAA Revamped mod is indicative of that preference.

Jerry
Jerry
1 month ago

Still waiting to see if it ever hits PC, I have no interest in console.