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THQ had fourth UFC Undisputed title in development, $1.1m in severance
Posted: 12.06.2012 13:39 by Simon Priest Comments: 1
With the sale of the UFC license to EA, THQ had to pull the plug on development of a fourth UFC Undisputed game and close down THQ San Diego. $1.1m will be paid in severance.

A further $1.3 million will be for charges associated with facilities and $0.5 million "related to long-lived assets." THQ revealed that UFC Undisputed 3 sold 1.4 million copies.

Those figures just weren't enough for the publisher to keep the license who obviously saw waning sales as the series continued. THQ will be entering the free-to-play market.

The UFC with EA Sports was actually something that could have happened a long time ago but the publisher wasn't interested at the time. "I went to EA Sports," said UFC president Dana White back in 2009.

“Know what EA Sports said? ‘It’s not a sport. This isn’t a sport. We would never get involved in something like this.’ We come out with a video game and now they want to come out with a video game? (Expletive) you.”

Oh how times and markets have changed.
Source: Giant Bomb

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By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jun 12, 2012
nocutius
Unless they were right at the beginning of the development that figure seems a bit small for an AAA game.