EA Sports UFC 4 will not feature the commentating talents of Joe Rogan, who is one of the league’s main commentators in real life. Creative director Brian Hayes tells GameSpot that Rogan has never enjoyed doing voiceover for the franchise, but this is the first time he won’t be in the series at all.
For EA Sports UFC 3, the developers at EA Sports had to splice together Rogan’s voice lines from real UFC fights to put in the game. But for this year’s game, Rogan is completely out.
“He hasn’t been shy about saying this on his own podcast; like, he hates doing it,” Hayes said. “If you’re not a person that [can] mentally get into that space, then I can see how it could be a very, you know, challenging, potentially mind-numbing experience for a certain type of individual.”