EA Sports MMA Rumored for September

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Posted December 14th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

While an official release date for EA Sports MMA has not yet been revealed rumors are making their way out that it is headed for September. MiddleEasy has cited details from a European magazine that states the intention is to release in September along with some other new details on the game. That is much later than most would have anticipated considering how long it has been in development and the expectation that it would want to hit the market before UFC 2010 Undisputed.

I have been anticipating (maybe wrongly so) that EA MMA to jump in front of UFC and arrive possibly in early April. I don’t see how it could do all that well in September. It would distance itself from UFC by over three months which is sufficient in that regard. However it places it right in the midst of numerous other sports game releases that could overshadow it while also creating marketing conflicts. Including it there would make it five high profile EA Sports games to hit the market in just a two month span. Starting with Madden in mid-August followed by NHL, NBA Live, and ending with FIFA in mid-October. If it needs that development time and wouldn’t be ready earlier that would be understandable but it would make more sense to slide it into November.

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  • james

    September? I would figure they wouldn't make any money, seeing that Madden will still basically be a fresh game that many people would rather buy…but idk?

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

      Usually they like to have 3 weeks to a month separation. See NCAA to Madden. Then Madden to NHL, then 3 weeks to NBA Live.

      So youre right about that. But not only the sports games there will be so many other premier titles out like Halo Reach and COD7 in that same time frame.

  • james

    September? I would figure they wouldn't make any money, seeing that Madden will still basically be a fresh game that many people would rather buy…but idk?

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

      Usually they like to have 3 weeks to a month separation. See NCAA to Madden. Then Madden to NHL, then 3 weeks to NBA Live.

      So youre right about that. But not only the sports games there will be so many other premier titles out like Halo Reach and COD7 in that same time frame.

  • MP3

    Next July seems pretty dead. They can’t release it then.

  • MP3

    Next July seems pretty dead. They can’t release it then.

  • Erich

    Wow September really? I cant afford all the games around that time and Im not going to take a chance on one Im not sure Ill like because of that.

  • Erich

    Wow September really? I cant afford all the games around that time and Im not going to take a chance on one Im not sure Ill like because of that.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Halosniper52 Halosniper52

    there is no chance in hell it will come out that late I believe. No chance in hell.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Halosniper52 Halosniper52

    there is no chance in hell it will come out that late I believe. No chance in hell.

  • GoMagic

    EA's marketing doesnt really conflict now too much and their Fall schedule is loaded. So adding another title in that window wouldnt cloud it IMO.

    Also remember that early 2010 is LOADED with non-sports titles so i wouldnt blame them for getting away from that window and putting MMA in the "sports" window when everyone is thinking about sports games. And id rather have them do that then try and undercut UFC with a game that isnt ready.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

      That's a fair take. But it would be hard for them to sell an "unknown" in a period where sports fans are already shelling out $120, $180, $240 or however much on other sports titles. Remember most of the people interested in the game will have already owned UFC which makes it even tougher to convince people to pay for another fighting game.

  • GoMagic

    EA's marketing doesnt really conflict now too much and their Fall schedule is loaded. So adding another title in that window wouldnt cloud it IMO.

    Also remember that early 2010 is LOADED with non-sports titles so i wouldnt blame them for getting away from that window and putting MMA in the "sports" window when everyone is thinking about sports games. And id rather have them do that then try and undercut UFC with a game that isnt ready.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

      That's a fair take. But it would be hard for them to sell an "unknown" in a period where sports fans are already shelling out $120, $180, $240 or however much on other sports titles. Remember most of the people interested in the game will have already owned UFC which makes it even tougher to convince people to pay for another fighting game.

  • I'll buy it for $5

    EA's physics for their game engines are so whack and obsolete they probably can't get it to work. I bet the fighters keep going through each other and warping around the cage.

    They probably have Cris Collingsworth & Al Micheals commentating too

  • I'll buy it for $5

    EA's physics for their game engines are so whack and obsolete they probably can't get it to work. I bet the fighters keep going through each other and warping around the cage.

    They probably have Cris Collingsworth & Al Micheals commentating too

  • sdot

    SEEMS LIKE EA ALREADY KNO's DIS GM IS GONNA FLOP & DEY JUS DON'T CARE

    ONLY WAY I CAN SEE IT BEIN BOUGHT IN SEPT IS IF DEY BUNDLE IT LIKE BUY MADDEN (OR SUM OTHER EA GM) WIT EA MMA 4 LIKE 90$ OR SUM SH…..

    IFUR NOT 1ST UR LAST

  • sdot

    SEEMS LIKE EA ALREADY KNO's DIS GM IS GONNA FLOP & DEY JUS DON'T CARE

    ONLY WAY I CAN SEE IT BEIN BOUGHT IN SEPT IS IF DEY BUNDLE IT LIKE BUY MADDEN (OR SUM OTHER EA GM) WIT EA MMA 4 LIKE 90$ OR SUM SH…..

    IFUR NOT 1ST UR LAST

  • NELL86

    skip madden and bring this out maybe they can get something right besides hockey soccer and boxing

    • sdot

      CORRECTION FNRD4 IS FAR FROM RIGHT

      IF UR NOT 1ST UR LAST

  • NELL86

    skip madden and bring this out maybe they can get something right besides hockey soccer and boxing

    • sdot

      CORRECTION FNRD4 IS FAR FROM RIGHT

      IF UR NOT 1ST UR LAST

  • penny

    wow what a disappointment

  • penny

    wow what a disappointment

  • dagamesta

    Pasta is disappointed that he wont be getting this game for free in the next couple of months X ( Oh well Pasta. At least you can hype this into the stratosphere like all other EA games ; )

  • dagamesta

    Pasta is disappointed that he wont be getting this game for free in the next couple of months X ( Oh well Pasta. At least you can hype this into the stratosphere like all other EA games ; )

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dagamesta dagamesta

    I mean, come on you EA fanboy. You want EA to beat THQ to the punch, and by this I think you want them to take a huge chunck out of the UFC sales? Your site is bunk. You have lost alot of your original followers. You have forgotten what this site was all about, and that was for sports games and your love of them. You have become a tool for EA and if you don't see that by now than you never really had the passion you once told us you had. Very sad Pasta!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dagamesta dagamesta

    I mean, come on you EA fanboy. You want EA to beat THQ to the punch, and by this I think you want them to take a huge chunck out of the UFC sales? Your site is bunk. You have lost alot of your original followers. You have forgotten what this site was all about, and that was for sports games and your love of them. You have become a tool for EA and if you don't see that by now than you never really had the passion you once told us you had. Very sad Pasta!

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