Want to play as Ohio State? EA Sports to have players' likeness in 2024 college football game

Colin Gay
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State football fans could have a chance to play as specific Buckeyes in EA Sports' 2024 college football video game.

According to ESPN's Michael Rothstein, EA Sports has contracted with OneTeam Partners to "facilitate collegiate athletes' names and likenesses" into the upcoming college football video game.

The partnership will allow all eligible FBS players to opt in and have their likenesses in EA Sports College Football, receiving compensation for being in the game.

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If a particular player does not want to be in the game, EA Sports will create a generic avatar and player in that particular athlete's place. Not every FBS football athlete will be scanned into the game, but more than 120 FBS schools have committed to be in the game.

It is unclear how much an athlete will receive for being in the game, but the EA Sports representative told ESPN that the goal is to be "as inclusive and equitable as possible."

The next iteration of EA Sports' College Football game is scheduled to be released in Summer 2024.

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