Since THQ has sold their UFC license to EA, as we reported yesterday, they have decided to close down the studio that was responsible for making games in the UFC Undisputed series. Every person in THQ’s San Diego studio has been notified of the decision and will either find work at EA Sports or have to find a new job.
THQ received a nice cash payment in exchange for their UFC license which the company badly needed so this decision has gotten mixed reactions. THQ’s CEO Brian Farrell had this to say, “THQ confirms that today’s announcement regarding the UFC license transition will affect the company’s San Diego studio. THQ is working closely with those relevant staff to either find possible employment within the company, or potentially with EA.”