EA Sports has reached a $40m settlement with former college football athletes who alleged that the video game publisher used their names without their consent.
The athletes filed case against EA Sports and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
The US game publisher also revealed that it would not release new National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Football game in 2014 in the wake of NCAA's decision not to renew its licensing agreement.
Furthermore, the athletes would be required to submit claims to participate in the settlement and the standard that will be deployed to settle on the proceeds, such as the number of games they're portrayed in, are yet to be determined.
EA Sports American Football GM Cam Weber said: "The ongoing legal issues, combined with increased questions surrounding schools and conferences have left us in a difficult position, one that challenges our ability to deliver an authentic sports experience."
Reports reveal that the NCAA would remain as a sole defendant if the settlement is approved by a federal judge.
The struggling game maker has however reported lower profits during the quarter ending March 2013 over drop in its packaged game sales.