Busting Brackets

EA Sports Talks College Basketball


February 19, 2012;College Park, MD, USA;A general view of the court prior to the game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Maryland Terrapins at Comcast Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

If you are like me and still play NCAA Basketball 10 from time to time, even though it is clearly an inferior video game to the 2K games of today, this news will come as a new hope for you. According to News10.net, an ABC affiliate, EA has not ruled out bringing back their College Basketball game in the future.

"“It’s something always on our radar,” said Sean O’Brien, Executive Producer for EA Sports’ NBA Live franchise. “I actually used to work on [NCAA Basketball] a number of years ago, so it’s something personally I’m quite passionate about. I think there’s a great fanbase for it.”"

Since EA stopped producing NCAA Basketball, there has been no game on the market that caters to the college crowd. NCAA Football always sells well, the college kids like to have the opportunity to play with their schools. That is why the basketball games should sell well too, if slightly lesser so than the football games.

A new college basketball game would be wonderful for us college fans. NCAA Basketball 10 is now an antique in the video game world as its controls and game physics are completely out of whack with the always impressive and finely tuned NBA 2K games that 2K sports has been producing on a yearly basis.

Though this news is great, it does not mean that there is a new title in development. EA is still currently focused on attempting to revive its deceased NBA Live franchise, which was brutally assassinated in 2010 by 2K sports after Live had been continually in decline for a good half decade. If EA is able to successfully bring back NBA Live, then they can turn their attention to possibly giving us the college offering that we have been thirsting for since 2009.