Quantcast
THQ sues UFC and EA over UFC game license - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


THQ sues UFC and EA over UFC game license


9:30 AM on 10.10.2013
THQ sues UFC and EA over UFC game license photo



THQ says that Electronic Arts intentionally ruined THQ's relationship with UFC parent company Zuffa to get their own license deal. According to Polygon's findings, THQ is suing EA and Zuffa over the UFC game license. If you've been keeping track, you know that EA now holds the license.

THQ says that EA used inside knowledge about its rough financial situation to dump on them. They claim that in prior acquisition negotiations, EA learned of THQ's financial situation. EA later backed out of the deal, but it wasn't too long before Zuffa terminated the THQ UFC license. Hmm.

Now THQ are looking to recover the value of the UFC property as well as damages of at least $10 million from EA. And if that wasn't enough, they're looking to get the profits of the UFC game franchise from EA, and are also asking the court to disallow Zuffa's bankruptcy claims against them. 

A new EA Sports UFC game is slated for release in 2014. 

EA's spokesperson tells Polygon, "We believe these claims are without merit."






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Electronic Arts

3:30 PM on 09.06.2014
We had entirely too much fun with the Madden GIFerator

EA Sports had this crazy idea that sounded as though, in a perfect world, it just might work. They empowered football fans to create their own GIFs complete with player animations, backgrounds, and smack talk with an impossib...more



5:30 PM on 09.05.2014
If you loved the '90s more, you'd have made Seinfeld's apartment in The Sims 4

Anyone that can play bass guitar inevitably always gets asked the question "Can you play the Seinfeld theme?" (Duh, obviously.) That's probably why they bought a bass in the first place -- to lay down the groove to the i...more



4:01 PM on 09.05.2014
Madden 15 is an extra scummy ripoff on PS3 and 360

EA usually saves its most blatant hack jobs for consoles where it's less likely to draw ire.  FIFA 14 on Vita was a reskin of FIFA 13 on Vita which was a reskin of FIFA Soccer. Before you snark about "aren't al...more



View all Electronic Arts






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more