THQ Pins Down Exclusive Rights To UFC Through 2018
It's one of the better sports simulators out there and if you're a fan, you'll be happy to know THQ will keep running with the license.
Today, THQ has announced that it has extended its exclusive agreement with Zuffa, LLC to publish games based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (R) (UFC(R)). THQ will now be able to release UFC titles through 2018. The rights allow them to target all current and next-gen consoles, as well as the PC, handheld platforms, and online and downloadable venues. Said THQ Executive Vice President of Core Games, Danny Bilson:
"We're very excited to extend our relationship with Zuffa and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Working closely together with Dana White and the incredible team at UFC, we plan to continue to deliver outstanding interactive UFC experiences to gamers around the world in all new ways, including social, mobile and brand extensions."
UFC president Dana White followed by saying that "THQ has delivered the quality demanded by UFC and its fans with the first two Undisputed games and we are about to broaden the UFC brand experience among gaming fans through social and mobile apps." The Undisputed titles have certainly been great for the fans, as the level of detail and depth has proven to be much appreciated. It's a bit more technical than your standard fighting game, and it's certainly more brutal and authentic than any wrestling game.
So anyway, expect to see more UFC installments from THQ for the next 8 years. Are you excited?
10/19/2010 10:48:20 AM Ben Dutka