“You know what a real fight, a real money fight? It’s me!” UFC fans are bracing themselves before the next video game arrives.
Luckily, you won’t have to wait much longer. The Ultimate Fighting Champion is getting its fifth EA Sports-developed game less than a week before the epic rematch between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira at UFC 294. Fans have been waiting in anticipation of the next generation of the popular fighting series since its last release. 2020.
Put on your gloves and play music while you hang out. iiiiiiiiiiit’s time… well it is About EA Sports UFC 5 time.
What is EA Sports UFC 5?
EA Sports UFC 5 will be the fifth game in the franchise developed by Electronic Arts. However, it is the 14th game overall based on the Fighting League since the first UFC game released in 2000 for Dreamcast, PlayStation and Game Boy Color.
As in the previous installments, you will be able to fight friends offline or challenge people from all over the world online. Career mode is making a comeback, but EA has promised improvements to the experience – including an online career mode.
EA Sports UFC 5 will also see a new submission and grappling system, which the publisher claims is a smoother and more authentic feel.
When is UFC 5 releasing?
EA Sports UFC 5 is scheduled to release on October 27, 2023.
The game will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Series S. There are currently no announced plans to bring the game to last-generation consoles, PC or Nintendo Switch. You can buy the deluxe edition to get some extra goodies, including extra fighters, online career mode XP boosts, and the ability to play games three days early.
Which fighters are in UFC 5?
Based on footage from the reveal trailer, it appears that Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler, Alexander Volkanovsky, Valentina Shevchenko, Amanda Nunes, Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira, Islam Makhachev and Jon Jones will be in UFC 5.
Fans who pre-order the game will be able to play alongside Muhammad Ali as well as Fedor Emelianenko, Mike Tyson and Bruce Lee when they get the deluxe edition. In addition to these confirmed fighters, you can assume that most of the UFC fighters in the top 15 of their division (along with a few cult heroes) will be in play.
It hasn’t been confirmed yet whether you can play as UFC president Dana White or announcer Bruce Buffer – as you could in the last few games.
How about the graphics in UFC 5?
UFC 5 will be the first time that EA’s own Frostbite engine will be used for the series. This game engine – which was used for the most recent Battlefield games – seeks to bring a new level of realism in hair and clothing animation to the franchise, among other enhancements.
As a result, an entirely new cut, bruise and swelling system is being implemented, which includes over 64,000 possible combinations of facial damage. This means that the combatants will wear more realistic battle scars than in previous games.
The blood and sweat graphics are also authentically gory stepping forward, pools of blood collecting in the octagon as you engage in brutal combat with your opponent. As a result, it will be the first entry in the series to earn a “Mature” rating from the ESRB as the franchise relies on visual authenticity.
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UFC 5 will also bring new fighter animations to the game. Now there will be more ways than ever to finish your opponent off your feet or with a ground-and-pound approach. Unique animations are also introduced to emulate each fighter’s style, including animations specifically for heavy hitters, professional kickboxers, and more.
More walkouts and celebrations are also being added to the game, such as Alex Pereira’s signed bow and arrow entrance. With such improved graphics, EA Sports wanted to showcase their work, so the team upgraded the replay function as well. EA promises to introduce super-slow-motion cinematic replays that will turn your “devastating knockouts into works of art.”
New ways to stop a fight in UFC 5
Doctor Stoppage enters UFC 5 with the introduction of an authentic damage system. If a fighter suffers a serious injury, the referee can now call for a doctor to examine him. If the injury is too severe to continue, the fight will be called off.
The ground game is also being revamped to provide a better experience to the gamers. This will include the removal of previous submission mini-games that frustrated players. EA says the new submission system will offer “a smoother, more authentic ground game that’s sure to be enjoyable for a wrestler.” however, the details are still unclear.
And finally, for the first time in a series, fights can end in a draw if the judges deem it necessary. In previous games, there was always a winner, which left some players feeling cheated. But now, there will be an authentic decision experience – win, lose, or draw. However, we doubt that many players would blame the judges even if they lost.