We are a few weeks away from the release of the UFC 4 video game and when people play the game, they will do do without a familiar voice in the commentary booth.
EA Creative Director Brian Hayes says that the reason that Rogan isn’t providing his voice to the game is because Rogan hates doing it.
“He hasn’t been shy about saying this on his own podcast; like, he hates doing it,” Hayes said to Gamespot. “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. He was open with us from from the very beginning that he hated his experience of doing voiceover on previous iterations of other UFC games, and things were no different for us. He hated doing voiceover on these games as well. That has nothing to do with with us in particular, or, you know, our games versus other games. He just does not like sitting in a booth reading lines for hours at a time.”
Those who played UFC 3 may remember that Rogan provided his voice to that game, but it was done through previously recorded clips from Rogan’s commentary at UFC events.
UFC 4 is slated to be released on August 7 from EA Access members and August 14 for non-members, it will also be available on the Playstation 4 and X-Box One.