247 Sports fumbles the EA Sports College Football game reveal rumor

EA Sports College Football announcement image. Courtesy of EA Sports.
EA Sports College Football announcement image. Courtesy of EA Sports. /

Leading up to Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship, fans were looking forward to the supposed reveal of EA Sports College Football. After announcing the return of the beloved college football video game series all the way back in 2021, EA hasn't provided any official details about the highly anticipated game.

That's likely because the developer has been busy navigating all the legalities involving licensing agreements for the schools and conferences, not to mention how they'll sort out possibly paying players for their name and likeness.

The latest we heard was that EA was targeting a summer 2024 release window for the game. That's just a few months away now and with the clock ticking, many were expecting EA to drop all-new details about the game on Monday during the CFP National Championship game between the Michigan Wolverines and Washington Huskies.

Ahead of the game, college athletics website 247 Sports reported that EA was to release an official update on the development of the game, including "potentially new images." It seems, however, that 247 Sports' sources were wrong.

While the game was plenty entertaining, those who were tuning in for an update on EA's College Football video game were, unfortunately, left with nothing but disappointment. There was no update, no screenshots, no gameplay trailer, no release date announced. Even today, EA has been quiet on social media.

It's unclear how a website as big as the CBS-owned 247 Sports could've been so wrong about this, but perhaps they just received a bad tip. Although they never claimed that a release date would be shared, many took their report and ran with it, embellishing the details with what fans should expect.

Alas, we don't know when EA will reveal the first images or gameplay footage from the EA Sports College Football game but with a release window just months away, we should start to get some official details soon. It's believed that the highly anticipated football game will release in June or July of this year.