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Tue, Jun 23, 2009 | 08:45 BST
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.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 | 21:35 BST
John Madden has announced his retirement from broadcasting televised NFL games, but his departure will not effect the Madden NFL game franchise.
His reasoning is that he is 73 and wants to spend more time with his family.
While this is not exactly gaming news, Madden has been a staple figure in videogames for years.
EA Sports rep David Tinson told Gamasutra that due to a “long term contract with John Madden” the gaming franchise is safe.
Peter Moore also weighed in on the anouncement stating:
“We’re excited to see [Madden's] legacy live on in the 21st year of Madden NFL football, and well beyond.
“It’s been a privilege for EA Sports to have had the strong relationship we’ve had with John for more than two decades and one that will continue into the future.”