Notre Dame will appear in EA Sports’ College Football 25, which is set to be released this summer.

The program confirmed that news on Tuesday afternoon in a statement from athletic director Jack Swarbrick. The announcement comes after “two years of work” alongside EA Sports to make this happen, per the statement:

After nearly two years of work with EA Sports, we’re proud to announce that our fans around the world will be able to play as the Fighting Irish in the upcoming College Football franchise.

The work that EA Sports is doing to provide over 11,000 college student-athletes opportunities to benefit directly from their name, image and likeness is a first-of-its kind undertaking and we’re proud to have been involved in the process.”

Notre Dame previously released a statement back 2021 stating it would not participate in the game until “rules have been finalized governing the participation of our student-athletes.” The Fighting Irish are evidently satisfied with the work that has been done in that department over the last 3 years.

EA Sports College Football 25 is set to return to shelves this summer for the first time since 2013. The game was discontinued more than a decade ago following a name, image and likeness lawsuit.

EA Sports released a trailer for the new game last week. An official launch date is still to-be announced, but he game-manufacturer said it would have more information on the game in May.