EA Sports College Football 25 Release Date, Cover Athletes, Gameplay Details & More

After a decade-long hiatus, EA Sports is finally bringing back the beloved franchise with EA Sports College Football 25. Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about the game, including its release date, editions, gameplay details, and more.

EA Sports College Football 25 Release Date and Platforms

Mark your calendars! EA Sports College Football 25 launches on July 19th, 2024, exclusively for PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X/S (XSX).

Cover Athletes

The standard and deluxe editions boast a trio of star athletes on their covers: Quinn Ewers, Travis Hunter, and Donovan Edwards. The deluxe edition goes a step further by featuring additional players like Carson Beck and Jalen Milroe.

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The game will be available in three different editions to suit your needs:

  • Standard Edition – $69.99
    • Base Game
    • Alma Mater Ultimate Team Pack (Choice of 1 Player of 134)
    • Cover Athlete Ultimate Team Pack
    • Bring Glory Ultimate Team Uniform Item
  •  Deluxe Edition – $99.99
    • All of the above
    • 3 Day Early Access
    • 4600 College Football Points
  • MVP Bundle – $149.99
    • All of the above
    • College Football 25 Deluxe Edition
    • EA Sports Madden 25 Deluxe Edition – which Includes the following:
      • 4600 Madden Points
      • Early Access Ultimate Team Item
      • AKA Player Item
      • Cover Athlete Elite Player Item
      • Bundle Exclusive Elite Player Item
      • Choice of 2 Strategy Items
      • Superstar Drip Gear (PS5 only)
      • Legendary XP Boost (PS5 only)

Gameplay Details

Developed by EA Orlando (formerly known as EA Tiburon), College Football 25 promises an authentic college football experience. Expect gameplay similar to Madden NFL, but with a distinct college football feel.

The biggest difference? You’ll have all 134 FBS schools and their stadiums at your fingertips. You can take control of any of these teams in various modes, including:

  • Play Now: Jump right into a game with any team.
  • Road to Glory: Create your own college athlete and embark on a career-defining journey. Will you stay loyal to your alma mater or transfer for greener pastures?
  • Dynasty Mode: Build a college football dynasty! Manage your team, recruit star players, and become a national powerhouse.

Fans of the original NCAA Football series will be happy to hear that both Road to Glory and Dynasty Mode make their return. Dynasty Mode in particular offered deep customization options in NCAA Football 14, allowing players to edit conference structures. While it remains to be seen if this feature returns in College Football 25, one thing’s for sure: you’ll have the chance to lead any of the 134 FBS schools to gridiron glory.

With its extensive team selection, classic modes, and unique features, EA Sports College Football 25 is shaping up to be an epic return for the franchise. So, dust off your controllers, mark your calendars for July 19th, and get ready to dominate the college football world!