The old EA Sports NCAA Football games were discontinued after 2013, much to the dismay of sports gamers everywhere, after legal concerns arose for the creators. The creators ran into a problem with using players likeness without compensating them.
However, NCAA rules frown upon paying amateur players so the whole thing created a major problem. EA finally decided to pull the games from the market, in lieu of a solution.
Then, two years ago, EA Sports, among other parties, agreed to what amounted to a $60 million settlement package, to pay out checks to “certain Division I men’s basketball and Division I Bowl Subdivision football student-athletes who attended certain institutions during the years the games were sold.”
Among those paid, amounts and numbers have been varied.
There is speculation that EA will continue the NCAA games, but logistics and legalities are still up in the air.