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We PLAYED NCAA 25! Gameplay, features & more with EA Sports' Ben Haumiller & Christian McLeod

We PLAYED NCAA 25! Gameplay, features & more with EA Sports' Ben Haumiller & Christian McLeod

Update: 2024-05-29
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The rumors are true, we PLAYED EA Sports College Football 25...well, Chris Vannini did (Ari Wasserman definitely isn't jealous). While at a function hosted by EA Sports in Orlando, Chris had a first-account of what the gameplay is like; from the revamped running and passing mechanics to the pagentry and electric in-game atmostphere. Chris walks us through all the details he gathered about Dynasty Mode, NIL, the transfer portal, Road to Glory, and Road to the CFP. Later in the show, hear from EA Sports' very own Ben Haumiller and Christian McLeod about the game's development and features. Out the door, a farewell to the Pac-12 and one of its most prominent ambassadors, Bill Walton.


Read Chris' NCAA 25 story on gameplay: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5523815/2024/05/29/ea-sports-college-football-25-video-game-features/


NIL: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5525588/2024/05/29/ea-sports-college-football-25-video-games-nil/


Dynasty Mode: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5525517/2024/05/29/college-football-25-video-game-dynasty-mode/


Rundown:

- We played NCAA 25! What's one thing Chris was surprised by? (2:30 )

- What was the gameplay like? Running game features (11:00 )

- Passing game features (16:00 )

- What ISN'T in the game? (21:45 )

- Pagentry + fan reactions (22:45 )

- Dynasty mode info dump (25:30 )

- How does recruiting work? (33:30 )

- How does NIL & the portal work? (43:00 )

- Road to Glory details (48:00 )

- Ben Haumiller & Christian McLeod join the show! (54:00 )

- Friend to Friend...was it badass? (1:09:30 )

- Pac-12 + Bill Walton memories (1:07:30 )


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We PLAYED NCAA 25! Gameplay, features & more with EA Sports' Ben Haumiller & Christian McLeod

We PLAYED NCAA 25! Gameplay, features & more with EA Sports' Ben Haumiller & Christian McLeod

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