EA Sports Giving ‘MMA’ Video Game One More Chance

Written by Tim Ngo
December 3rd, 2010

EA Sports MMA 2010 Randy Couture Fedor Emelianenko

After experiencing lackluster sales in their first foray into the mixed martial arts genre, industry insiders believed EA Sports would close the door on future editions. However, it appears the gaming giant has decided to give ‘MMA’ a second shot at a digital life.

“There is definitely going to be an EA Sports MMA 2,” EA Sports associate producer Jeff Ecker told Figure Four Online.

The Holiday Season has already been kind to button mashers. The price tag of the original edition of ‘EA Sports MMA’ was slashed to as low as $29.99 during Black Friday weekend.

Despite receiving solid reviews for their sophisticated game play, EA’s inability to showcase UFC fighters – less cover boy Randy Couture, of course – has drastically affected their chances at competing.

EA Sports brought in former pro wrestling mastermind Paul Heyman to boost the production value of this year’s title. Unfortunately, even his captivating video clips couldn’t help the game surpass rival THQ’s ‘UFC Undisputed’ franchise.

Although sales of the game haven’t yielded the results EA executives would’ve hoped for, it won’t stop them from giving it another go.

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