Electronic Arts will remove all references to the Washington Redskins at Madden NFL 21 after the football team announced it would develop a new name.
Earlier this week, the Washington Redskins said that after a review that started on July 3, it was decided to withdraw the Redskins' name and logo after years of criticism for maintaining racist stereotypes against Indians. The team's new name and logo have not yet been released.
With Madden NFL 21, the latest game in the long-standing football series to be released on August 25, Electronic Arts is working to replace the Washington Redskins with a generic team.
"We are delighted with Washington's decision to change the team's name and visual identity," a representative from Electronic Arts said in a statement to Kotaku. "We are working quickly to update Madden NFL 21 to a generic Washington team while waiting for the last word on the updated team name and logo design."
The representative said that the physical version of Madden NFL 21, which is currently in the final pre-shipment preparation phase, will continue to include the Redskins name and logo. However, once players go online, an update that removes them will be downloaded.
Digital Trends contacted Electronic Arts to find out if the name and logo of the Washington Redskins would be replaced in previous Madden NFL games as soon as the team revealed its new identity. We will update this article as soon as we hear something.
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