Long running boxing series, Fight Night has been put on hold due to EA Canada focusing all of their attention on the upcoming UFC game. Head of EA Sports, Andrew Wilson said it was because the team behind Fight Night had refocused towards the recently acquired rights to the UFC.
In an interview with IGN, Wilson had said “Right now, a great portion of the core of the Fight Night team are actually the team that are building UFC.” He then went on to add that the main reason behind EA putting so much focus on the UFC is due to its ever growing international popularity, whereas boxing is not as loved as it used to be.
As for the future of the boxing series, Wilson said “Do I see a future for Fight Night? You know, sure. But right now, UFC is where our fighting focus is.” Fight Night Champions was the last game in the series to be released by EA, which was back in 2011.
EA had announced earlier in the month that there are no plans to release EA Sports UFC anytime before April 2014, it is currently in development on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will utilize the new EA Sports Ignite game engine.