If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

EA to change Washington team name in Madden 21 with update

EA will change the name of Washington's NFL team in Madden 21.

Madden 21 will feature a "generic" Washington team now that the team will no longer be called the Washinton Redskins.

Earlier this week, it was announced the team name and logo would be retired, after years of pressure from the Native American community.

The change to a generic team name will come via an automatic update to the football game at launch, as it is currently too close to shipping to change it in time.

“We are pleased to see Washington’s decision to change their team name and visual identity,” an EA spokesperson confirmed to US Gamer.

“We are quickly working to update Madden NFL 21 to feature a generic Washington team, while we await the final word on the updated team name and logo design.”

The EA spokesperson added that players may continue to "see some outdated Washington references in other areas of the game at launch," but the development team is committed to removing all references.

Madden 21 releases on August 28 for PS4 and Xbox One. It will also be released for PS5 and Xbox Series X, and is coming to Stadia this winter.

About the Author

Stephany Nunneley avatar

Stephany Nunneley

News Editor

Half-blind/half-dyslexic, bad typist, wine enthusiast, humanitarian, intellectual savant, idiot savior, lover of all things nonsensical, animal hoarder and highly sarcastic.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch