It has been eight years since the last entry in the famous franchise of EA Fight Night was released, but boxing promoters Eddier Hearn has stated that favorite series may soon return.
The last game in the series, Fight Night Champions, was released in 2011. Soon after EA decided to shift its focus to UFC. It’s never been entirely clear why the publisher made this decision, but it most likely had something to do with lagging sales.
With UFC proving to be a more popular sport, it made sense for the company to invest in something new, although the UFC titles haven’t been quite as well received as the games in the Fight Night series (at least critically, if not commercially).
Incredibly, the developers actually got back to him and revealed that they were looking into it:
Every time I tweet about it [Fight Night], it goes crazy! I wrote to EA Sports, ‘Do you realise how many questions I get about Fight Night games – let me bring it back?’ [They respond with] ‘Oh, we’re looking at it, we’re looking at it.’ So, EA Sports, if you’re watching, or any big-game developer, we’re here. Fight Night, let’s go. It’s going to be number one!
We’ve got some pretty good news for boxing fans though, as according to Hearn, EA is currently looking into bringing the franchise back for another round. In an interview with Thaboxingvoice, the promoter revealed that he’s actually written to EA Sports to ask about the future of the franchise.
There’s every chance that EA’s response was nothing more than a polite reply designed to tell Hearn what he clearly wanted to hear (the guy could probably live without being asked about Fight Night constantly). On the other hand, if there’s even a kernel of truth to what EA told Hearn, then the Fight Night comeback fans have been waiting for could soon become a reality, and that’s terribly exciting.