EA Sports To Issue Day One Update To Reflect Favre Trade
Oh man...it's a whole new level of the "Madden Curse." Then again, perhaps it's just a curse for Packer fans; take a good long look at good ol' #4 here, because it's the only way you'll see Brett Favre in a Green Bay uniform ever again. Yep, believe it or not, one of the game's best is now a New York Jet. Of course, the question is, what will EA do with the cover of Madden NFL 09, slated to release next week?
Well, as expected, it's too late to do anything. Favre in a Packer uniform will remain on the cover, but EA Sports head man Peter Moore says they've got "a plan." IGN originally confirmed there would be no second printing of Madden NFL 09 to reflect the updated roster change, but EA has just confirmed with the MTV Multiplayer blog that they will issue a "day-one update" that will put Favre in his new rightful place on the Jets. And furthermore, if you wish to be 100% authentic, you could do this:
"We do not plan to re-issue packaging, but WILL offer a free downloadable cover in the coming days on easports.com featuring Brett Favre in a Jets uniform. Fans can print this new cover out and insert it into the case of Madden NFL 09."
Football fans in Green Bay are currently in mourning and ESPN has been covering one topic and one topic only for the past five hours at least. It's just so ironic that this huge news would impact the gaming world...if somebody had told EA that Brett Favre wouldn't be in a Packer uniform at the start of the 2008 season, who at that company wouldn't be rolling on the floor, laughing up a lung? Retired, probably, return to Green Bay, maybe, but traded to another team? No way. Ah, yes way, but EA is on top of things.
Related Game(s): Madden NFL 09
8/7/2008 Ben Dutka