For those of you who do not know, the NFL is facing a possible lockout, which could lead to a shorten season or no season at all. Long story short the NFL player union and the owners cannot agree on a collecting bargaining agreement, basically a contract between players and owners. If a agreement isn’t meet soon. The NFL owners will lock out the players from their faculties.  Even if this happens, EA says they will continue on with their Madden franchise.

“In terms of a planning assumption … we’ve baked in the most conservative assumption, meaning no season. We’re optimistic it can be better than that, so there’s an upside.” – John Schappert, Electronic Arts chief operating officer