Electronic Arts, parent company to popular video game developer EA Sports, has signed multi-year renewals of its partnerships with the NHL and UFC to continue making simulation games for both sports. The length of the NHL extension was not disclosed, while UFC’s is for 10 years
The latest iterations of both games — EA Sports UFC 4 and EA Sports NHL 21— were released earlier this year. Users played more than 64 million simulated UFC fights during UFC 4’s launch week in August, a 125% increase compared to the previous edition. NHL 21’s launch on Oct. 16 garnered the most daily active players for the franchise in the last three years.
EA announced today that its total net revenue for the second quarter of its 2021 fiscal year was $1.151 billion, down from $1.348 billion for the same period last year. Net income was $165 million.