San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's selection to sit throughout the national anthem in the course of multiple NFL preseason games this month has been one of many most-discussed stories in all of sports. Madden NFL 17 will be updated all through the season with new commentary from Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis, to reflect real-world happenings, and this consists of Kaepernick's decision. An EA Sports representative confirmed this with GameSpot today.

"Kaepernick's selection is going to be briefly described in-game, reflecting our commitment to authenticity in Madden NFL 17," a senior publicist for EA Sports said. "Overall, our new commentary will mostly center about on-field functionality, as well as key news like trades, no cost agency signings, and injuries.

"I am not going to stand as much as show pride inside a flag for a country that oppresses black persons and people today of colour," he stated, in accordance with GameSpot sister web site CBS Sports. "To me, this really is bigger than football and it could be selfish on my part to appear the other way. You'll find bodies in the street and persons receiving paid leave and obtaining away with murder."

The EA Sports representative didn't supply any information on what the Madden NFL 17 commentary team will say or when the update will arrive. Week 1 of the NFL standard season continues to be more than per week away, using the 1st game starting on September 8. The 49ers do not play till Monday, September 12, against the Los Angeles Rams.

Because the EA Sports spokesperson talked about, Madden NFL 17 is striving to have its commentating feel far more genuine this year. It's undertaking that by bringing in Gaudin and Davis for the studio on a regular basis throughout the NFL season to record new lines that will then be patched in to the game. The pondering is that if a player or even a team includes a massive week, or some significant off-the-field event takes place, you are going to hear about it in the game. This may further your immersion, EA claims, helping "blur the lines between a game of Madden NFL and a actual NFL broadcast."

Although the normal season hasn't even kicked off but, EA has already updated Madden NFL 17 with new dialogue from Gaudin and Davis to reflect the functionality of players in the preseason.