Madden 21 Will Not Include The Washington Redskins' Old Name And Logo

The game will instead feature a generic name for the team as a day one update for all players.


Madden 21 will not include the Washington Redskins' name and logo, according to Kotaku. Instead, the game will feature the generically named Washington team until a new team and logo are announced by the NFL.

This change is being made to the game at the last minute, as the Washington-based football team only dropped the Redskins name recently. The team has not announced a new name yet, forcing EA to leave the Madden 21 team nameless.

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"We are pleased to see Washington's decision to change their team name and visual identity," an EA spokesperson said. "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."

With Madden 21 launching on August 25, the removal of the old team name and logo will come as an automatic title update to the game when players first connect to online services. The developer is working towards removing all references to the old team name, but there might be some still left in the game on launch day.

"The first changes will be available to our EA Access players and will include audio/commentary updates; motion graphics and presentation updates; stadium art, environments, crowd gear and signage updates; and uniform updates," the spokesperson 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 "Players may continue to see some outdated Washington references in other areas of the game at launch, but we are committed to removing all of those from the game in additional title updates coming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."

Madden 21 will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on August 25, with next-gen versions available on the Xbox Series X and PS5 at a later date. You can learn about the game and its pre-order bonuses in our Madden NFL 21 pre-order guide.

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