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Reports: Madden 21 being altered to remove Washington's name and logo

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The upcoming release of the Madden 21 video game is being altered to remove the "Redskins" name and logo, according to reports.

A representative for the game's developer, Electronic Arts, confirmed the news to ESPN on Friday.

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"We are pleased to see Washington's decision to change their team name and visual identity," the representative 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."

Discs of the game, which is set to release Aug. 25, were already in production before the team announced its intention to retire the "Redskins" name and logo, so gamers will have to connect to the internet in order to receive a patch that removes the old branding.

Washington has yet to announce what its new name will be, but it's been reported they plan to have one set by the time training camp starts later this month.

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