Fans of the EA Sports NCAA Football video game series shouldn’t get their hopes up about the franchise returning.
EA Sports released a video on Facebook ahead of Monday night’s College Football Playoff championship game hinting that the game still has life after the company discontinued production in 2013 once the NCAA did not renew its license. It was the first post on the game’s Facebook page since July of 2014.
Unfortunately, an EA Sports representative told Polygon’s Owen. S Good that the video had nothing to do with the game’s revival. According to Good, the representative said the video was posted simply to acknowledge Monday’s title game between Clemson and Alabama.
“No news, sorry to get your hopes up,” the EA Sports representative told Good.
The company also released denied the rumors on Twitter, saying, “We have no new plans or announcements to make regarding the EA SPORTS NCAA Football series.”
The NCAA severed its relationship with the game after a legal battle regarding the use of the student-athlete likenesses that resulted in a $60 million settlement. NCAA Football never featured players’ actual names, but gamers were allowed to edit or download the names to resemble the actual player.
For now, NCAA Football fans will have to settle for running the triple option or building their dynasties on the final version of the game, NCAA Football 14.