Featured Articles

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

Director of AMD’s PR Chris Hook has tweeted and confirmed later in a conversation with Fudzilla that John Byrne, Senior Vice…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 02 December 2010 09:46

EA confirms MMA sequel

Written by David Stellmack
ea

Just a question of when
Electronic Arts perhaps didn’t know what to expect with the release of its first MMA title using an enhanced version of the latest Fight Night 4 engine. The reviews were very good and the title had a strong buzz, but the sales apparently didn’t materialize.

While rumors circulated regarding EA pulling the plug on future titles in the MMA franchise it was trying to establish, word now comes from Jeff Ecker that there will be an EA Sports MMA 2; and it is really just a question of when it will happen.

The original plan was for MMA title to establish itself this year and then alternate years with the Fight Night franchise. While that still could happen, it is more likely to see the next MMA title to arrive in 2013 while EA attempts to regroup to figure out the best way to move the MMA franchise forward.

While many point at the lack of UFC branding and fighters as the major problem with the title, it would seem this might be only part of the problem. THQ didn’t have much luck with the release of its UFC 2010 offering and sales were flat on it, as well. With the high sales of the first UFC 2009 release from THQ, some analysts we spoke with believe that the timing was just too close to the release of the UFC 2009 title; and timing will be important for the future success of these MMA titles while they establish their own market space.

While the news that EA isn’t giving up on the MMA franchise is good to hear, it will be a long wait till 2013 if that is when we see the next MMA title from EA. Maybe with additional time, however, the market will change and they will be able to gain rights to more fights, and buyers will be ready for something different.


blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments