In a game that’s been criticized for its lack of diversity, Madden NFL will be playable for the first time with a black cast.
Madden NFL is a free-to-play game with real-time roster building that allows players to build their teams with a roster of six players.
Madden players get paid in real-money, and Madden NFL 20 is set to launch this weekend.
The game’s official website has no word yet on whether the game will be updated to include more diversity.
The Madden franchise has had plenty of problems with diversity.
Madden 14 and Madden 15 had a number of playable players of color in their roster.
Madden 16 introduced the first black player to the game, and its playable character, Drew Brees, was the first NFL player to be featured on a cover of Sports Illustrated.
Madden’s female player, Emily Maitlis, was a member of the cast of the popular game, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
In 2016, Madden was the target of a major online backlash after the game featured a non-white character in a photo with the game’s male character, Nick Young.
That photo sparked a backlash, and the game has since been updated with a new photo featuring the black character.