College football has started, and as I sit here watching the BSU – Ole Miss game (I’m a Penn State fan and alumnus, but my girlfriend is from Boise) I’m really sad that there’s not a NCAA Football video game this year. Madden 15 came out just a few days ago and I’m absolutely loving it (it looks and plays darn good on the Xbox One) but I’m missing the collegiate fix the NCAA games have always provided.
If you’re unaware, the future of NCAA football video games is in limbo due to lawsuits brought by college athletes. It’s likely the series will return without the NCAA license in the future, but there is no 2014 game, meaning there is no current gen (Xbox One / PS4) college football game. Since I sold my Xbox 360 I have no access to any video game college football until either the Xbox One becomes backward compatible (which is supposedly being worked on by Microsoft) or EA releases a college football game in Fall 2015 or later.
I suppose Madden 15 will have to be my sole football fix this year. Unfortunately I’ll continue to have an unquenchable thirst to play a college football game with every game I watch this year.