EA Sports suffered a major blow on when it comes to producing college football video games in the future. On Thursday, the Southeastern Conference and the Big Ten announced on Thursday that they have joined the NCAA and will no longer license their trademarks in the EA Sports college football video game. The Pac-12 also announced on Thursday it would join the SEC and Big Ten and no longer be a part of the video game series.
The move comes one month after the NCAA announced it would no longer license its trademark either, making “NCAA Football 14” the last video game in the series with the NCAA name on it.
The Collegiate Licensing Company announced that it would continue to work with EA Sports and has completed its licensing agreement with close to 150 schools including some schools in the SEC.
Despite the SEC not moving forward with its licensing with EA Sports, the SEC said that the members of the conference were free to licenses their names, symbols and appearance in the game. But the SEC logo, any mentions of the SEC by the announcers and the SEC Championship game will be removed from future editions. The same goes for the members of the Big Ten and the Pac-12 as each team can also chose to license anything that represents them.