Madden NFL 21 will replace Washington Redskins with “generic” Washington team name and logo, EA has confirmed.
The news comes after Redskins announced a change of name as corporations like FedEx threatened to pull ad spend over the pejorative name.
EA told Polygon:
We are pleased to see Washington’s decision to change their team name and visual identity. 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.
EA advised that while “players may continue to see some outdated Washington references in other areas of the game at launch,” it is “committed to removing all of those from the game in additional title updates coming shortly after launch.”
Madden NFL 21 heads to PS4, Xbox One, Stadia and Windows PC on August 25; followed by PS5 and Xbox Series X release when available.