Eddie Hearn Responds To Fan's Desperate Plea For A New Boxing Game
Eddie Hearn has admitted that he is hopeful a new boxing game will hit the market this year and insisted that it "would be huge."
Fans have been longing for a new boxing game since EA Sports' fan-favourite Fight Night franchise went dormant.
During a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday, a fan asked Matchroom boss Hearn for any news on a boxing game in development.
And Anthony Joshua's promoter, 40, said that he has been pushing for a new game "for a while."
Hearn tweeted: "I've been trying on this for a while -- hopefully this Year it can happen -- would be huge."
I've been trying on this for a while - hopefully this Year it can happen - would be huge https://t.co/J6hArioHFs- Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) January 22, 2020
The boxing promoter also held a Q&A on social media in 2018 and said that he was trying to convince EA Sports to bring the Fight Night series back.
Hearn revealed last year that he had written to the Fight Night publisher about the high demand from fans for a new boxing game.
Fans have also backed Hearn's calls for a new Fight Night game and flooded social media with messages of support.
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Dont give up, if you make it happen it will sell well as there is such a demand for it. Even one that is just Matchroom fighters will go a long way.- Dave O (@DUO84) January 22, 2020
Mate. This would mean [email protected] hours if they pull it off.- Matty Denners (@Denner7s) January 22, 2020
Dm Phil Spencer , he will make it happen- paul laws (@lawsy0006) January 22, 2020
That's all we need in our life @EddieHearn even if it's just a matchroom and dazn fight night ffs:tired_face::tired_face:- Kane Eason (@KaneUK92) January 22, 2020
They need EA to bin off UFC games contract and bring back fight night :ok_hand:- Curtis Myers (@myers_curtis) January 22, 2020
American boxer Claressa Shields also suggested that a new Fight Night game would be coming to PlayStation 4, but she would retract her comments last year.
EA Sports announced last year that Fight Night Round 4's servers would close in March, which sparked rumours that a new entry could be coming out.
Fight Night Round 4 was released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and mobile devices.
The 2009 game would be followed up with the release of Fight Night Champion on PS3, Xbox 360 and iOS devices.
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