THQ laid off the entire staff at their San Diego Studio and shut all operations down. It has been speculated that they did this on the first day of E3 in order to avoid a lot of press. In addition, it was widely rumored that this studio was working on the UFC game for 2013. THQ revealed today that they sold the rights to EA for an undisclosed amount of the green stuff.
THQ has responded by saying: “THQ confirms that today’s announcement regarding the UFC license transition will affect the company’s San Diego studio,” the company said in a statement. “THQ is working closely with those relevant staff to either find possible employment within the company, or potentially with EA.”