EA Sports UFC 5 Officially Announced

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On Saturday morning, EA Sports announced the upcoming iteration of their MMA series, which will be entitled EA Sports UFC 5 or EA UFC 5.

The announcement of the game was teased on Twitter Saturday morning, with news that the full reveal will be dropped in September 2023.

EA Sports UFC 5 Teased on Twitter

EA also opened up sign-ups for the game’s newsletter, which you can sign up for here.

No other news was released, just the tease of the full reveal. After September, we will be in full swing with likely a schedule of dates for announcements.

The previous iteration of the game, EA Sports UFC 4 was developed by EA Vancouver and published by Electronic Arts. It was the fourth installment in the EA Sports UFC series and was released on August 14, 2020, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

What EA Sports UFC 4 Had

Gameplay in UFC 4 focuses on realistic mixed martial arts action, allowing players to engage in intense battles in the Octagon. The game features a variety of game modes, including a career mode, online multiplayer, quick fights, and various challenges. Here are some key features and details of the previous game:

  1. Fighter Roster: UFC 4 includes a vast roster of fighters from the UFC organization, including both male and female athletes. It features over 220 playable fighters, including popular stars such as Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones, Amanda Nunes, and many more. The roster is regularly updated with DLC releases.
  2. Career Mode: The career mode allows players to create their own custom fighter and guide them through their MMA journey, starting from humble beginnings in the regional scene and progressing to become a UFC champion. Players can train their fighters, manage rivalries, sign sponsorship deals, and make choices that impact their career progression.
  3. Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech: UFC 4 utilizes the Real Player Motion technology to deliver fluid and responsive gameplay. This technology enhances the striking, grappling, and overall movement of the fighters, making the fights feel more realistic and authentic.
  4. Dynamic Striking: The game introduces a new dynamic striking system that provides players with more control and creativity in their striking attacks. Players can perform different strikes, combos, and feints to outsmart their opponents and score devastating knockouts.
  5. Clinch and Ground Game: UFC 4 features an improved clinch and ground game system. Players can engage in clinch battles against the cage, execute takedowns, and perform a variety of grappling maneuvers, including submissions and ground-and-pound attacks.
  6. Online Modes: Players can compete against others in online multiplayer modes, including ranked matches and tournaments. The game also offers an online world championship mode where players can fight for the title against other online competitors.
  7. Customization and Progression: UFC 4 allows players to customize their fighters’ appearance, including their gear, tattoos, hairstyles, and more. As players progress in the game, they earn experience points that can be used to unlock new abilities, moves, and perks for their fighters.
  8. Broadcast-Style Presentation: The game features an authentic broadcast-style presentation, including commentary from UFC commentators Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, and Daniel Cormier. This adds to the immersive experience and makes the fights feel like real UFC events.

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Jeremy Brand is an experienced MMA writer and columnist. He is the founder of MMASucka.com, and has represented the company with media credentials at many mixed martial arts fights. Jeremy is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in BC, Canada.

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