It’s with a maple-syrupy mixture of sadness and elation that we receive the news that EA Sports UFC will be made not by EA MMA’s developer, Tiburon, but by the Fight Night creators up in Canada. However, this pretty much guarantees us the best looking and playing combat-sports sim ever created, and just thinking about that is very, very awesome. EA dropped the news and even nabbed a few soundbites from EA UFC Creative Director Brian Hayes.
“When we found out that EA and the UFC would be working together, the team was excited. Most of the team didn’t even know about it until the announcement at E3. We were all watching it together and when Andrew Wilson and Dana White took the stage, everybody starting cheering. It was great.”
“For me personally, the UFC is something that I grew up with. I remember watching the first UFC events when I was a teenager and it’s amazing to see how they have evolved and flourished. Ultimately, we’re huge fans, we think we have a great team and we are really excited to be taking on this new challenge. We look forward to bringing the UFC video game experience to new heights.”
Words like those from a team that’s brought us multiple sports game of the year wins (NHL, Fight Night) are enough to make the entire MiddleEasy office bust out into a choreographed dance. It’s crazy to think that the game will be better than this, but I have full confidence that it will be. I’m swooning in my office chair.