UFC Goes to EA – THQ Closes San Diego Studio

Posted Tue Jun 5, 2012 at 07:30 AM PDT by Dick Ward

You'll still see THQ as the publisher until March 31, 2013. After that, they'll sport the EA logo.

THQ has been in a bad place for the last few years and it doesn't look like things will be getting better anytime soon. The company just lost their UFC contract to EA for an undisclosed amount of cash and that's going to hurt. Bad.

THQ has responded by closing its San Diego studio and laying off the staff there. "THQ is working closely with those relevant staff to either find possible employment within the company," says THQ in a statement, "or potentially with EA."

As upsetting as these layoffs are, and as dire as the situation looks, it's actually pretty nice to see the folks at THQ working to get their laid off staff hired in at the competitor that took their license.

Source: GameSpot

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Tags: THQ, EA, EA Sports, Layoffs (all tags)