Madden 14 may contain referee likenesses – rumor

Thursday, 27th September 2012 16:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Madden NFL 14 could contain official referee likenesses, according to two different sources close to the NFL Referees Association.

Speaking with Kotaku, the sources said referee facial features have already been scanned.

The rumor surfaced just before the NFL reached an agreement with 17 union officials to bring referees back after a recent strike over contract disputes.

EA Sports has yet to comment on the rumor.

Thanks, G4.



  1. ManuOtaku

    Thank God, if the NFL didnt made an agreement with the oficial referres, and for that the substitues referees will keep making the calls on the games, EA will have no other choice but to eliminate this year Madden iteration for a brand new one instead, Madden street. :)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    I don’t think it’s coincidence that they reached that agreement this week. It was very literally ruining the game.

    Also I’m just gonna pretend like it was the substitute 49′ers who lost to the Vikings last weekend. They’ll work it out and bring back the real team by next Sunday.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    How does ading real ref liklyness add to the experience of the Madden game? Seems a bit PR, ment to ride the wave of the real refs returning. I mean I respect the job they do, but I don’t play the refs.

    So many other, worthy things to add to the game or even just tweak and refine. I couldn’t care less about seeing a real refs face in the game.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DSB

    @3 Come on OG, you know what it’s about.

    The refs union gets a bit of extra money. Refs obviously do play an important part in the game as the last weeks have pretty decisively shown, so I don’t think it’s bad that they take a bit of extra money off of EA.

    If anything, EA are famous for not paying the athletes in their games, so I’d say this is a huge improvement.

    #4 2 years ago

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