Electronic Arts has decided to pull all references to the Washington Redskins name and logo from its upcoming Madden NFL 21 game releasing next month. The move follows the landmark decision from team leadership earlier this week to change the Redskins name and overhaul its brand in response to years of protests and criticism from activists and corporate sponsors over its racist history. The news of EA’s plans to update Madden for its August 25th release was first reported by Kotaku on Friday.
The news follows the Redskins’ announcement last week that it would be changing its name and logo, which are deemed offensive to Native Americans. The team’s new name and logo have not been settled on. As a result, EA will be pulling all reference to the team’s name and logo from the game, and will instead list them as a “generic Washington team” at launch. Players will be able to get the team’s official logo, name and more once it has been revealed and implemented in the game through an update post-launch.
“We are pleased to see Washington’s decision to change their team name and visual identity,” an EA spokesperson confirmed to The Verge. “We are quickly working to update Madden NFL 21 to feature a generic Washington team, while we await final word on the updated team name and logo design.” The update removing all Redskins references will be prepared for launch, but it will require players who buy the game on a disc to connect to the internet to download and install it as the game is in the “final stages of preparation before shipping.”
The move comes after the team announced this week that it would be changing its name following years of controversy and outspoken statements from the Indigenous community. Previously, team owner Dan Snyder said that the team would never change its name. However, it made the announcement after companies like FedEx, which is a amajor sponsor of the team, said it would stop investing if the name didn't change. Nike also allegedly removed Washington team merch from its stores.
So basically, even if the logo and name is slow coming, the team will just be changed to "Washington", but when the day comes they unveil the new name and logo and team colors, EA Sports will be able to update it pretty quickly. Moreover, 5mmo.com provides Cheap Madden 21 Coins for players. As an online in-game currency store for many years, we’ve received great reputation for our reliable service.