EA Sports’ new college football game will feature the three most popular game modes from the old NCAA Football franchise: Dynasty Mode, Ultimate Team, and Road To Glory.
There’s been so much uncertainty surrounding the new college football video game ranging from fundamental aspects like the expected release date to technical questions like whether or not cross play between consoles will be in the game.
Each little detail we are able to confirm gets us closer and closer to a complete picture of what will be in the game.
The overwhelming majority of gamers clamoring for the return of a college football video game are dynasty mode players.
In dynasty mode, you take control of a program and guide them through multiple season making decisions like which players to recruit, which players will redshirt, which players you want to cut, and what offensive/defensive schemes to use.
We fully expect there to be an online dynasty mode where you and your buddies can join the same dynasty while controlling different programs.
There are few pleasures in life more satisfying than stealing a top recruit from your arch-rival.
While we have confirmed that the mode will be in EA Sports College Football 25, there are still plenty of details waiting to be filled in.
Those are questions like:
- How many people will be able to join 1 online dynasty?
- Will there be custom conferences?
- How will the transfer portal work?
As those answers start to trickle in, we will be sure to pass them along.
The Ultimate Team game mode will also be in EA Sports College Football 25. This comes as a surprise to no one.
Ultimate Team is EA’s card based game mode where gamers build a custom team of their favorite players from both the past and the present.
Maybe you are a huge fan of the University of Michigan. You could pair Tom Brady with Desmond Howard and Blake Corum while running the spread offense and wearing throwback jersey’s from the 1970s. You might even want to play your games in the Rose Bowl Stadium. That’s all possible.
Ultimate Team provides so many customization options and is perfect for college football.
When NCAA Football 14 was released Ultimate Team had just been introduced. 10 years later and it is the primary revenue driver for the company. In games like Madden and FIFA (EA Sports FC), Ultimate Team brings in even more revenue than game sales.
The general sentiment from many gamers I’ve talked to is that while they don’t like the microtransaction model of Ultimate Team, they understand that the business success of the game in the modern era largely depends on it.
If having Ultimate Team in the game also results in having a decent dynasty mode, that tradeoff is worth it.
Road To Glory
Road to Glory is the classic game mode where you customize a player and take him through his football career. You start out somewhere in high school, go through the recruiting process, and then land at a school.
From there you play out your college career hopefully ending with you leading your team to a National Championship and winning the Heisman trophy.
We don’t know yet if you’ll be able to export your Road To Glory player into Madden to continue your career in the NFL but that is something you’ve been able to do in the past.
The new college football game likely won’t be limited to just these game modes but they are definitely a nice start.
Dynasty mode NEEDS to be where they spend the vast majority of their effort. It’s the only game mode that matters.
While I agree that a good dynasty mode is the key to a successful launch, I think proving that the Ultimate Team model will work well in college football is more than most people realize.