Recently retired Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden will be removed from Madden NFL 22 after hateful emails surfaced, with EA Sports announcing a near-future update will replace him in-game. Madden 22's annual sports title was launched in August. It featured a variety of improvements. The majority of these changes were made to the console versions. This included more realistic in-stadium atmospheres and better AI functionality through NFL Next Gen Stats, and the new Madden also customarily updated the current league player and coach rosters.
The most important improvement in Madden 22's Madden 22 is Dynamic Gaming. Dynamic Gameplay is a new system that affects the crowd's reaction to certain situations. Moreover, spectators have the ability to directly influence the game on the field. This makes home-field advantage into a real game mechanic. A loud roar could drown out a quarterback, making it more likely that he will make mistakes during the snap. Madden 22 offers additional broadcast packages and players have more access to the endzone celebrations.
EA Sports announced Wednesday that Jon Gruden, former Las Vegas Raiders coach, will be removed from Madden NFL 22 after offensive emails were publicly revealed. In a title update scheduled to be released "in the coming week", Gruden will be replaced by a generic likeness. Gruden and the Las Vegas Raiders resigned earlier this week. This was due to his misogynistic, homophobic language in several emails. A New York Times report claims that Gruden made demeaning comments about female referees, a gay player, and made offensive remarks about players protests. He also used a homophobic slur to address Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner. The emails in question were sent in 2011 to 2018, and the league is currently investigating other emails in that Gruden may have used a racist term in describing a player.
Prior to its promise to remove the controversial coach, EA Sports recently held the Campus Legends event in Madden 22. It introduced a range of legendary college teams to Superstar KO mode. As part of the event, current NFL players could also play on their old college teams. This was a huge draw for college football fans.
It is not surprising that EA has removed Jon Gruden from Madden NFL 22. It is no surprise that the former coach has been widely condemned by people inside and outside of the game for his comments. The publisher will not be associated with him. It's unfortunate the removal process won't be instant, but Gruden will soon be absent from Madden 22 's virtual Las Vegas Raiders as he currently is from the real team.
Sources: EA/Twitter. Las Vegas Raiders/Twitter. New York Times.