Announcers in ‘EA Sports College Football 25’ Will Depend on ‘Magnitude’ of the Game


The highly anticipated upcoming college football video game from EA Sports will add a touch of realism with its broadcast experience.

Kirk Herbstreit, one of the announcers who leant his voice to College Football 25, told USA Today this week that he and partner Chris Fowler won’t be the only announcers players hear in the game. There will be multiple broadcast teams that will change based on the “magnitude” of the matchup, according to Herbstreit.

“Chris and I won’t be on every every game,” Herbstreit said. “You’re going to have different broadcast partners for different games. Depending on the magnitude of the game, that will dictate who’s calling the game.”

EA Sports senior vice president Daryl Holt declined to elaborate on what other announcers could be in the game but told USA Today that more details about the game should be coming in the “next few weeks.”

Fowler and Herbstreit are the broadcast team for ABC’s primetime game of the week. Their ESPN colleagues Rece Davis, Desmond Howard, Jesse Palmer and Kevin Connors have previously confirmed that they’ll be featured in the game. Davis and Howard are part of the College Gameday team, Palmer is a studio analyst and color commentator, and Connors is an anchor.

Fowler said Wednesday that he spent 115 hours recording his lines for the game, reading the names of 700 college football players.

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