UFC & EA Sports Announce Multi-Year Video Game Deal, THQ is Done

EA Sports officials announced a multi-year deal at today’s E3 event in Los Angeles that they will now be the makers of UFC videogames. UFC president Dana White later tweeted to confirm. EA Sports acquired the license from THQ, which produced three award-winning and best-selling versions of “UFC Undisputed.”

UFC President, Dana White, speaking via a press release, said:

“Over the last three years, THQ has delivered best-in-class, all-encompassing experiences to MMA fans, sports enthusiasts and fighting gamers around the globe with its UFC Undisputed series. We want to thank them for their stewardship of our brand. We look forward to joining forces with EA to leverage their sports platform, and expand our brand in the video game space.”

Brian Farrell, THQ’s Chairman and CEO, added:

“We have relished our relationship with UFC over the last several years and believe that the UFC gaming brand is in great shape. THQ’s more focused strategy moving forward meant that transferring the license to EA made sense to all parties. We would like to thank UFC for their great support and partnership and wish EA all the best moving forward.”

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