1Up is reporting that EA Sports has been tossing around the idea of creating a Mixed Martial Arts video game to go up against THQ’s forthcoming UFC video game that will be announced during the UFC 84 Pay-Per-View, which we have now found out will take place on May 24th from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Here’s what 1Up had to say regarding EA’s video game:
“The Q also says megapublisher EA is looking to release a mixed martial arts game soon. Makes sense — new EA Sports head honcho Peter Moore has been talking about exploring new sports. Still, it makes us wonder what fight leagues will appear in the game considering THQ owns the rights to Ultimate Fighting Championship.”
EA powerhouse games like Madden and NBA Live have struggled to get good ratings, but extreme games like Skate and The Sims have done well for the franchise. With MMA taking off as one of the fastest growing sports in the world, it makes a lot of cents… Oops, I meant sense to make a video game.
Some organizations that’ll probably be involved in the game will be HDNet Fights, The IFL and EliteXC.