If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

EA Sports UFC copyright issues won't allow sharing of created fighters 

EA Sports UFC allows players to create their own characters, but the muscular men concocted in the game cannot be shared with other players, due to copyright issues.

Speaking with MMAjunkie, the game's creative director Brian Hayes said the UFC game won't contain the Fighter Share feature which was implemented into 2010's EA Sports MMA, due to players creating fighters not licensed by EA.

"Nowadays, when people can make YouTube clips and share them, there's this whole gray area where if our game allows users to make a Rocky character that's the intellectual property of somebody else, it causes a ton of problems," said Hayes. "There is a Create-A-Fighter, and you could create you own [sic] Rocky, but when we are facilitating the sharing of content, it gets very difficult."

As Polygon notes, in EA Sports MMA, players created and shared character likeness of famous people such as Bruce Lee, Snoop Dogg and Harry Potter, causing EA all sorts of headaches.

EA Sports UFC is due on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in northern spring.

About the Author

Stephany Nunneley avatar

Stephany Nunneley

News Editor

Half-blind/half-dyslexic, bad typist, wine enthusiast, humanitarian, intellectual savant, idiot savior, lover of all things nonsensical, animal hoarder and highly sarcastic.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch