The NFL Players Association has voted to decertify their union and the owners have imposed a lockout, effectively placing the fate of the 2011-12 season in the hands of the courts. EA Sports’ Rob Semsey has taken to Twitter to reassure fans that Madden NFL 12 is still in development and that it’ll be released this August as scheduled.
In a series of tweets, Semsey announced that all NFL players will be present and accounted for in Madden NFL 12. He also confirmed that rookies selected in next month’s NFL Draft will be placed on the rosters of their respective teams in the game. Finally, Semsey revealed that the Madden NFL 12 cover athlete would be announced by the end of March. Hmm, not being able to play at all might be the ultimate invocation of the Madden Cover Curse.
You can find the complete text of Semsey’s tweets after the break.
Jerrod22: When will there be candidates/cover details be announced for Madden NFL 12 reply to this tweet
EA_SPORTS_Rob: @Jerrod22 We’ll be talking soon…towards the end of March.
EA_SPORTS_Rob: #Madden #NFL 12 will be released in August as always – all the NFL teams, all the NFL players…all Madden.
EA_SPORTS_Rob: Rookie players will be included on the rosters of those teams that draft them during the 2011 NFL Draft.