The game ‘Maiden NFL 21′ is set to be released on August 25, and Electronic Arts have confirmed that they will remove all references to the Washington Redskins’ name and logo from the game. Dipto Paul Reports.
This change comes after the Washington team’s decision to change its name and logo last week.
As the name and logo are seen as offensive towards Native Americans, they decided to withdraw this year from ‘Madden NFL 21’.
The new name and Logos of the team have not yet been selected.
“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,” he added.
Now EA will list the team as a “generic Washington team”.
The spokesperson also said: “Players may continue to see some outdated Washington references in other areas of the game at launch, but we are committed to removing all of those from the game in additional title updates coming shortly after launch.”
Players will be able to play ‘Madden NFL 21’ in PS4, Xbox One, and PC but PS5 and Xbox Series X users have to wait for few more months.