Madden NFL 21 Reveal Pushed Back As Real Life Events Are 'Bigger Than A Game' - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2020 / 319 Views
Electronic Arts was originally planning to unveil Madden NFL 21 today, however, the publisher has decided to push back the reveal of the game due to real life events that are currently going on.
"We stand with our African America / Black community of friends, players, colleagues and partners," said EA in a statement via Twitter. "Our immediate attention is on actions we can take to drive change against unjust treatment and systemic bias that is plaguing the nation and our world.
"We'll find another time to talk football with you. Because this is bigger than a game, bigger than sports, and needs all of us to stand together and commit to change."
An official statement from EA SPORTS pic.twitter.com/MKdgJjvKJB— Madden NFL 20 (@EAMaddenNFL) May 31, 2020
It was reported earlier Electronic Arts is looking to extend their partnership with the NFL, which is expected to be passed by the NFL owners. The new deal is set to run through at least the 2025 season with a chance to extend to the 2026 season if the developer can reach revenue goals.
Madden NFL 20 was the best-selling game in the US during its launch month of August 2019. It was the seventh consecutive year that a Madden NFL game was the best-selling game in August.
Madden NFL 21 will release sometime this August.
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