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EA’s making a second UFC game

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I still laugh when I think of how the UFC’s Dana White trashed EA when THQ had the licence to make THQ games.

“You know what the difference is?” White exclaimed back then, when he was engaged in a “war” with EA. “I’m in the mixed martial arts business. EA isn’t.”

“EA doesn’t give a [expletive] about mixed martial arts. They made that very clear.”

Of course since then EA acquired the UFC licence from the smouldering wreck that was THQ, and Dana White was all of a sudden very happy to partner up with EA. The first EA-helmed UFC game was released just over a year ago, to mostly mixed reception. I reviewed it, and thought that while it made some headway, it was ultimately flawed. It had a decent stand-up game, but the ground-game needed a heck of a lot of work. In the end, I thought THQ’s last UFC game was still superior. The next one, I was sure, would be better.

EA’s just announced that the next one is coming. While there are no details about the game at all, the company’s taken to social media to announce that UFC 2 is on its way. They did so yesterday during the hubbub of news about Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider. An odd decision that’s seen the news get lost a little.

Anyway, if you’ve been waiting for a new UFC game, there’s one on its way. That said, I can’t help but wish they’d make a new-generation Fight Night instead, and give UFC a break for another year.

Last Updated: November 10, 2015


  1. Lardus-For the Emperor!

    November 10, 2015 at 11:43

    “new-generation Fight Night” – ooooh, now THAT would be good news!


    • Geoffrey Tim

      November 10, 2015 at 11:52

      GIVE! I want tat so bad. FNR3 was amazing. 4 was good too, but it was purely iterative.


      • Lardus-For the Emperor!

        November 10, 2015 at 12:18

        I played FNR3 and 4 quite a bit. Skipped Champion though – cannot remember why.


    • 40 Insane Frogs

      November 10, 2015 at 12:34

      I wish they would revisit Fight Night! 🙁


  2. Lardus-For the Emperor!

    November 10, 2015 at 11:45

    I believe the main issue Dana White had with EA is that they didn’t want to make a UFC game. Only after THQ proved it can be done did they decide it could be worth it. “EA Sports told us, ‘You’re not a real sport,’”


  3. Hammersteyn

    November 10, 2015 at 11:47

    Who’s gonna be the preorder bonus this time? Chuck Norris?


  4. Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    November 10, 2015 at 12:04

  5. Dutch Matrix

    November 10, 2015 at 12:21

    Is this the game where you shove a guy against a cage and stare lovestruck into his eyes whilst kneeing him in the ghoolies?


  6. 40 Insane Frogs

    November 10, 2015 at 12:29

    Why bother with this extremely homoerotic sport and return to the only manly pastime to have ever existed….. PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING!

    I want EA to save the WWE from 2k and Yukes. For the love of Hulk Hogan’s soiled yellow underpants, SAVE US EA! SAVE US!


  7. 40 Insane Frogs

    November 10, 2015 at 12:35

    EA… Create a new franschise based on Fight Night, Def Jam and Skate… I have done my work. #dropsTheMic


  8. Nikola

    November 10, 2015 at 14:31

    PLEASE PLEASE Don’t give me a freaking boxing game stupid EA!!!


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