THQ closes San Diego studio

You usually get good and exciting news from E3, but THQ chose to use the first day of E3 to close its Sand Diego studio and layoff its staff.

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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.

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    June 4, 2012 7:45 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, THQ closes San Diego studio.

    You usually get good and exciting news from E3, but THQ chose to use the first day of E3 to close its Sand Diego studio and layoff its staff.

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      June 4, 2012 8:05 PM

      Damn it Michael Scott.

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      June 4, 2012 8:08 PM

      Great!

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      June 4, 2012 11:19 PM

      Sand Diego is bullshit anyway.

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      June 4, 2012 11:32 PM

      Sucks that they had to be let go, but cool that they are actually trying to find them new positions with EA. Hopefully this will free up some money for the studio along with the departure of their CEO so they can finish the next group of titles.