EA Tiburon developing mixed-martial arts game

EA Tiburon developing mixed-martial arts game

By Rob Crossley

June 2nd 2009 at 12:09PM

E3'09 EA Sports MMA promised to be the publisherâ??s â??next global franchiseâ??

EA Sports has announced a mixed-martial arts title in development at EA Tiburon.

Known as EA Sports MMA, the title will feature a comprehensive range of fighting styles from around the world. EA has confirmed that the game will be released for PS3 and Xbox 360.

EA Sports president Peter Moore said: “With Fight Night Round 4 set to deliver a knockout with industry-leading visuals and genre-defining gameplay later this month, I couldn’t be more excited to announce the expansion of our combat sports strategy with EA Sports MMA coming in 2010.

"Fans have been begging EA Sports to get into the cage,” added Moore, “and EA Sports MMA will put them in control of the sport's unique combat experience while finally, in an immersive interactive experience, capturing the raw intensity that has made mixed martial arts one of the fastest growing sports in the world. We're ready for the fight.”