"A complete cancellation of the NFL season would cost Madden around 50% of sales," says one analyst.
A dark cloud hangs over the potential for a new season of football -- at least, in the real NFL stadiums. EA Sports’ Tiburon Studio continues developing Madden NFL 12 for all platforms, ensuring all the NFL teams and players will be active on the virtual gridiron by late summer.
"Fans of Madden NFL will not have their seasons interrupted regardless of when the labor issues are resolved," said Rob Semsey, director of public relations, EA Sports. "EA Sports will release Madden NFL 12 in August, complete with exciting new features and product innovation that will allow NFL fans to fill their desire for football."