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About The Game
With its first new major sports league partnership in over a decade, EA Sports presents EA Sports UFC. The next-generation of fighting has been built exclusively for the PlayStation 4 by the team behind the critically-acclaimed Fight Night franchise.
Powered by EA Sports Ignite technology, EA Sports UFC brings the action, emotion, and intensity inside the Octagon to life in ways that were never before possible. The next-generation of true player motion not only showcases the diverse, powerful, and fluid attacks of elite mixed martial artists through precision movement, dynamic striking, and strategic submission battles, but also brings the combatants to life with a full body deformer and real-time exertion. The simulation of human intelligence takes leaps forward with the strategic and adaptive MMAi system, expressed through the most realistic characters ever created in a sports game.
A mixed martial artist's mind is as important as his heart. Every licensed fighter in the game will have changing goals and fight plans, based on their real-life tendencies and each fight situation. Stop their plan A, and they will adapt to plan B or C. Down on the scorecards, look for the AI to end the fight with a knockout or a submission. A smarter opponent equals a more challenging and unpredictable fight.
Full body deformation
Until now, simulation of physical contact between fighters was limited to bodies that barely made contact with each other; as a result, they looked and behaved like action figures made of plastic rather than elite athletes. The team that revolutionised sports by bringing authentic physics to the Fight Night franchise changes the game again with an all-new full body deformation system that moves and displaces the fighter's flesh in real time. For the first time, the strength of every submission and power of every strike will truly make an impression.
A UFC bout is one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet, requiring mixed martial artists to give it their all with every movement. Real-time exertion brings each moment of that action to life in your gameplay experience. Through real-time vein popping, skin discolouration, muscle flex, as well as signs of fatigue setting in through the course of each round, you will witness the effort it takes to be one of the best fighters in the world.
Fighter likeness and facial animations
EA Sports UFC sets a new bar for character likeness and emotion in gaming. Every single licensed fighter in the game has been created from high resolution 3D head and body scans to deliver revolutionary character likeness and authenticity. Powered by EA Sports Ignite, new facial animation technology delivers more expression, emotion, and will communicate greater sense of awareness and intelligence in the Octagon
MMA is a sport of inches, where every step counts and every movement matters. Powered by EA Sports Ignite, the precision movement locomotion system grounds the fighters, eliminating unrealistic slipping and sliding across the canvas. More realistic physics-driven movement delivers more realistic action as the overall transfer of energy from the ground up delivers more impactful and believable strikes and takedowns.
A mixed martial artist uses the environment to his advantage, and for the first time in a UFC game you can too. A dynamic environment allows you to pull off jaw-dropping moves using the Octagon, including roundhouse kicks, superman punches, and much more. Combine those abilities with the best striking technology in the industry and that one perfect strike could change the fight.
Strategic submission battles
To own the belt, you have to be dominant on your feet and on the mat. EA Sports UFC reinvents the ground game to create a battle for position and control that captures the strategy of a submission battle. Like the real sport, in EA Sports UFC fighters will work through multiple stages as they work to advance or escape from a fight-ending submission.
Every fighter knows that one good shot can ruin your day. EA Sports UFC introduces a non-linear damage system which can result in big damage coming from a single strike. The system produces a greater variety of cuts and contusions that is true-to-life and has never been possible in a simulation fighting game.