Amid the landslide of E3 stories today comes some very sad news. THQ has officially shut the doors on its San Diego studio, laying off all their employees. While likely sandwiched in with E3 news to lessen the reaction from the gaming community, THQ just confirmed the news in a statement to Destructoid:
THQ confirms that today's announcement regarding the UFC license transition will affect the company's San Diego studio. THQ is working closely with those relevant staff to either find possible employment within the company, or potentially with EA.
As the spokesperson notes, this move is a result of THQ selling its UFC license -- the San Diego studio developed THQ's UFC Undisputed games, as well as last year's WWE All-Stars -- so it may not come as a complete shock. Hopefully the employees affected will be able to continue their work with EA or THQ. It seems there are just too many layoffs in this industry these days.