Over NYE weekend, Joe Lauzon was in Las Vegas getting himself scanned into a 3d computer modeller for the new UFC game. News about this game has been pretty slim to none, but you have to imagine if they’re at the stage where they’re scanning fighters in, then there must be a general date coming up soon. The UFC isn’t like the WWE … fighters don’t stick around long if they don’t keep winning, so scanning in fighters 9 months before a launch could result in having a cast of guys who are now relegated to dark matches or not even with the UFC any more.
Anyways, it’s interesting that they’re featuring Joe Lauzon considering the only notable opponent he’s beaten so far is Jens Pulver, and even that win could be considered something of a fluke. Hey, I think he’s promising as hell too, but I’ll wait till I see him against Kenny Florian before I swallow the hype. Does this mean the UFC plans on having a huge roster of fighters available in the game? I can only cross my fingers.
I’ve got big hopes for the new UFC game because they’ve finally given the reins of the franchise back to THQ, who were responsible for the awesome Pride FC game. Of course, the big question is if THQ has gone with the developers for that game or someone new who’ll fuck it up. Considering the popularity of the sport right now, THQ would be foolish not to give this title it’s full attention. It could very well give them a new series of sports game that could give them the same easy revenue that EA has developed with their sports titles.