John Madden’s on borrowed time. His great, football-shaped clock is ticking unstoppably in heaven’s endzone. Will EA’s gargantuan sports IP continue with his name once the alarm’s gone off? Probably.
“If you said to me that once I’m gone there’s a video game that lives on with my name, there’s certainly achievements with my name on already, so it might be a fitting legacy,” EA Sports boss Peter Moore told Gama.
“I don’t think anymore that people would think it would be weird if when ultimately he’s no longer with us that the game carries on. Madden 40 or Madden 50 or whatever that would be. I don’t think so.”
Madden’s retired now, a fact Moore insists will make the game “better”. Only time will tell. Tick. Tock.