Electronic Arts takes a trip down memory lane as its EA Sports NCAA Football franchise turns 20.
With the Alabama vs. LSU game captivating the nation over the weekend, it seems fitting that Electronic Arts is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its EA Sports NCAA Football franchise. Over the past two decades, the NCAA Football franchise has sold over 23 million units to date and generated more than $900 million in net revenue. College football remains one of EA’s top sports franchises behind FIFA Soccer and Madden NFL.
NCAA Football franchise turns 20
Experiencing immense growth and evolution through the years, NCAA Football transformed from Bill Walsh College Football on the Sega Genesis console in 1993 to a hyper-realistic franchise complete with authentic playbooks, stadiums and mascots, recruiting modes, dynasty experiences, ESPN in-studio/ play-by-play presentations and much more in NCAA Football 13.
This year, NCAA Football 13 marks a first for the franchise, allowing fans to take the field with legends of the game in the brand new Heisman Challenge mode. Featuring cover athletes Robert Griffin III and Barry Sanders, alongside all-time greats like Herschel Walker, Doug Flutie, Desmond Howard and more, Heisman Challenge puts players in control of some of the best athletes to ever play on Saturdays.