THQ closes San Diego studio

We heard earlier today that the UFC franchise was transitioning from THQ to Electronic Arts, but what we didn't know until now was that in the process of that transition, THQ would close its San Diego studio that had been working on the franchise and lay off its staff.

"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 to Kotaku. "THQ is working closely with those relevant staff to either find possible employment within the company, or potentially with EA."

The San Diego team's last title had been WWE All Stars, released last year.