Robert Griffin III Is the Featured NFL Player in New EA Sports Game System Promo

John Bibb@@JohnBibbAnalyst IIIMay 21, 2013

Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins are the focus in a new promotional video for EA Sports and Madden NFL 25.
Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins are the focus in a new promotional video for EA Sports and Madden NFL 25.

Of all the players and teams in the NFL, video game giant Electronic Arts (EA) Sports unveiled their latest version of sports gaming May 21 featuring Robert Griffin III. In the video game trailer, RG3 evades the defense of the team's rival Dallas Cowboys to showcase the all-new, next-generation engine Ignite.

The Ignite engine feature will be available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game systems and featured in video games such as Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, NBA Live and UFC.

Andrew Wilson, the head of EA Sports, made the announcement during the Microsoft Xbox One launch event and a transcript was available on the EA Sports website.

“All four will launch in the next 12 months. All four will be revolutionary. And all four will fundamentally change the way you play,” Wilson boasted.

With the announcement of the engine Ignite, Wilson humanized the entire gaming process.

"Athletes in EA Sports next-gen games will be able to make intelligent decisions with human-like reaction times," the statement read. "Players are alive with contextual awareness and instincts--thinking, anticipating, and reacting--just like real athletes, and players are conscious of their environment."


The entire promotional video release shows only two NFL teams, the Redskins at home against the Cowboys, and prominently features RG3 and the team's offense during a home game.

In the 90-second promo video, which was inter-cut with other sports video game highlights, RG3 is shown in marvelous detail taking a snap, side-stepping a defender, moving through the line of scrimmage, avoiding tackles and stiff-arming a Cowboys defender before diving headfirst into the end zone.

With the announcement, Wilson also praised the game system's newest and greatest features—human-like intelligence, the individual players awareness and instincts.

"EA Sports Ignite computes four times more calculations per second than previous consoles, unlocking nearly infinite potential for how players think, and enabling them to make more difficult decisions faster."

For any fan of the Redskins or more specifically RG3, it certainly paints a positive portrait of the Redskins and quite frankly, would be a bit of an embarrassment to the Cowboys' team, their defense and their fans.

Robert Griffin III has an endorsement contract with EA Sports and Castrol Motor Oil, Subway, Gatorade, EvoShield and Adidas, all signed before taking a single snap in his rookie season in 2012.

RG3 and his relationship with Adidas garnered media attention just weeks after his surgery to repair his knee in early January. The Adidas ad campaign featuring RG3, titled "All In For Week 1," had some people questioning whether the NFL offensive rookie of 2012 was rushing his rehabilitation after surgery.

This mini-controversy caused RG3 to issue a statement one day after the ad's release to reassure fans that he was not coming back before he had completely healed from his injury.

He posted the following message on his Twitter account:  

With the latest video game promotional release, RG3 can continue to focus on his rehab and not have to worry about the animated version of him and how it may worry people and his return for his sophomore season in good health.

In the EA Sports video highlight released today, he looks exceptionally agile, athletic and mobile. All games aside and more importantly for Redskins fans, 2013 can bring about a season of excitement with a ton of expectations for RG3 and for last year's NFC East division champions as well.

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