Every time we see eSports Boxing Club, our jaw hits the floor. In development at Sheffield studio Steel City Interactive, this is not a big budget project coming out of EA Sports – and yet it looks better than practically any other sports game on the market. The release already impressed us earlier in the summer, but this new footage is a step up from that.
The video delves into various gameplay systems, such as personality-based movement systems that will see licensed boxers dodge and weave like they do in real-life. There’s also a series of knockout clips which look outrageously satisfying to execute. All of this is, of course, still anchored by the title’s nifty heartrate-based stamina system, which we reckon is genius.
To make things even more exciting, the roster keeps growing. Tyson Fury will be in the game, and his character model is already looking incredible. Oh, and if you’re looking for a rags-to-riches single player campaign, the video includes some prototype footage of an interactive gym area, where you’ll be able to train as you rise through the ranks of your career.
Frankly, it looks so good that we simply can’t imagine this developer staying independent for long. In the video it talks about how it’s secured additional funding, and while there doesn’t appear to be a release date on the horizon, this is coming together so well that it would be almost criminal for the team to half-bake it. Take your time.
Good grief, this is insane!
Wow, this just looks fantastic. Not a big boxing fan irl but Fight Night was brilliant and so I’d be onboard with this, especially with the amount of legends they have.
Wow this looks good!
Looks just like the old Taito arcade game, Final Blow (which now sounds a lot dirtier then it did as a kid).
Can't wait. I'll be buying it on PC and PS5.
Don't we miss Def Jam Fight for NY...
Finally a developer treating animation fidelity as seriously as graphics fidelity. I appreciate how the fighters maintain a sense of mass and never just float into a position just to be able to execute their animation. Can't wait for this to come out.
@TheArt Not that much but Def Jam Vendetta I definitely miss, the world could use a good wrestling game at the moment. As for the boxing game it looks so good that EA should feel shame everytime it's shown.
I'm sold..love boxing and i'll be having some of this..knuckle butty time..
Can't stand boxing, so won't be buying it but wow, it looks amazing.
So this is what next gen games look like. Haven't seen any to this point, so im alittle in shock.
@Ken_Kaniff Erm, it's also releasing on PS4 as well.
Looks like you're going to have to continue to wait.
Seriously though, I've had a PS5 for around a month and the differences are obvious to me especially FF7. Stop being such a misery guts all the bloody time!
Waiting for this!
10 years since fight night champion. It’s time for a fantastic new boxing game.
My most anticipated game by far. Looks amazing and the passion and knowledge they seem to be putting into it should bode well.
Bring it on
This looks painfully good. Hopefully it has a very deep career mode.
It looks kinda arcade and thats dope, I'm getting it .
It will get half baked if a big publisher steps in...Sell it now, patch it later seems to be common place..
Hopefully he'll be covid tested.
This keeps looking great. They just need Joshua in there and we can finally get undisputed.
Wonder if they'll add managers. That's what I want for my campaign...be some sneaky manager wheeling and dealing.
Hopefully they add greats like Roberto Duran, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Julian Jackson. Great to see they have Arturo Gatti and Mickey Ward in there already though and plenty of female fighters too. Really looking forward to this.
@Bleachedsmiles - Lou Dibella, Joe Deguardia and Sam Jones are listed in the game so it looks like some promotional or managerial elements might be in there.
I’m gonna enjoy knocking out Fury and teaching him some manners with the gentleman Frank Bruno….
Kinda hoping they continue to add classic British boxers…. Eubank, Hamed, Collins, Calzaghe, Haye and Lewis would all be most welcome.
Every teenager these days:
Kirkland 'The Gifted One' Laing would great too seeing as he beat duran and lived in my home town before he died in June.
About time, there gonna kill it and make a killing
Dang, looks alright. And probably the only way we get to see Fury vs AJ or Canelo vs Plant haha.
Wow this looks really impressive! I'm not too into boxing in real life but I really liked the Fight Night games back in the day so I'm definitely keeping an eye on this one.
@commentlife - Sweet, cheers for the heads up. I'll edit my comment. Cheers!
@Stocksy - I doubt my fellow countryman Steve Collins would consider himself a British boxer coming from Dublin.
@Shigurui true, let me off I’m caught up in the British and Irish lions hype. I’d hate to be called Scottish so I understand his pain.
Also I’d argue he was a massive part of the “British boxing scene” when he was at his best…
My defence maybe feeble but defence rests it’s case your honour.
@Shigurui np! Hope Lomachenko is as fun to play as he is to watch! When he’s on, he’s ON.
As a boxing fan, this is beyond exciting. Hasn't been a proper boxing game in so long! (fight night)
Sony should scoop this developer up. Just for Sports sims. Even if it is just boxing.
@commentlife Yeah when Loma is on his game he's amazing. His last win over Nakatani was a total schooling. Wouldn't mind seeing him rematch Teo Lopez but I'd really like to see him back at 130 to fight Oscar Valdez.
@Stocksy Yup, definitely a feeble defence but he absolutely was a part of that scene for sure, only he was beating the best Brits.
@Col_McCafferty I'm not, I could reference back and show you numerous positive posts ive made. You just choose to acknowledge when I am talking about something negative. In this case we've had the "next gen" consoles for almost a year and besides a small performance boost the games look just like the ones on PS4. The reason I dont own a PS5 and probably won't till I see a reason to have one.
Points of note:
1) eSports Boxing Club is a bit of a naff name.
2) The camera looks like it might induce nausea.
3) It’s boxing.
That does look quite amazing. I'd definitely give this 10 minutes to see if it plays as good as it looks.
Would love to participate in an early access or beta program.
Hope this will be good… so long since fight night champion, the last proper boxing game. Played this on the Xbox 360, was a great time.
I've not played a boxing game since fight night round 3. This looks absolutely amazing though and I can't wait to play it.
Although, I won't pick it up until I have a PS5 (whenever that may be) I feel like this is one that has to be enjoyed in its ultimate next-gen glory.
Aside from Silksong and Elden Ring this is just about the only confirmed game I'm truly looking forward to at the moment. Absolutely loved the Fight Night series, and was always gutted EA canned the series to focus on the (in my opinion vastly inferior) UFC games. Really hoping this carries the torch on!
You sir are an old timer now like me let's remember the past and the glory days
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