EA Games has announced that its Fight Night team will be working on the next official UFC game, after EA signed the license deal with Zuffa, parent company of the MMA orgaisation.
The team will be led by Brian Hayes, who previously headed up EA’s boxing games Fight Night Round 4 and Fight Night Champion. While those two games were perhaps not quite as well received as their predecessors (for this reviewer anyway) they were solid fighting games, so hopefully Mr Hayes will prove a positive influence on the next UFC game.
“When we found out that EA and the UFC would be working together, the team was excited. Most of the team didn’t even know about it until the announcement at E3. We were all watching it together and when Andrew Wilson and Dana White took the stage, everybody starting cheering. It was great,” Hayes commented.
“For me personally, the UFC is something that I grew up with. I remember watching the first UFC events when I was a teenager and it’s amazing to see how they have evolved and flourished. Ultimately, we’re huge fans, we think we have a great team and we are really excited to be taking on this new challenge. We look forward to bringing the UFC video game experience to new heights.”
The question at this point is whether the MMA title will show up on this generation, or the next one?