In addition, THQ will still develop UFC titles through to the 31st March, 2013.
However, this also came at a price, as a good chuck of THQ San Diego were laid off. This was confirmed by the publisher in a press statement, "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."
THQ San Diego was originally owned by Midway, and had a long list of ring sport titles, including TNA Impact! Wrestling and WWE All-Stars, in addition to THQ's UFC titles.
Report: THQ sold UFC rights to EA, shuttered San Diego studio
05 June 2012 | By JonahFalcon