EA to remove Washington Pro Football team’s name in Madden 21. The Washington football team announced on Monday that it will rebrand ahead of the upcoming season, after years of insisting on using a racial slur as its name. While the creation of a new name and logo for a pro sports team is already a giant undertaking, it also affects the next release of EA’s Madden NFL game.
Kotaku, confirmed in a statement “Changes to the name and logo will come via title updates that will download automatically.” They won’t be able to change every instance of the name right away, but the first changes should tweak the game’s commentary, uniforms, stadium art and similar areas.
With the new name is in the works, ESPN reports an announcement will happen “soon”. EA will first update Madden with a generic Washington name and logo, then replace things again with whatever the team decides it will use now. Madden NFL 21 is scheduled for release on August 25th.
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