EA Sports UFC 5: Release Date, Features, and Next Generation Realism

Connected to the first trailer announces Electronic Arts EA Sports UFC 5


Connected to the first trailer announces Electronic Arts EA Sports UFC 5 which will be released on October 27 for PS5 and Xbox Series X. The press release has the full info drone ready:

Realistic MMA Experience

“UFC 5 is the most realistic MMA experience fans can have outside of the Octagon,” said UFC President Dana White. “This game is incredible and truly a next generation UFC experience.” The introduction of the Frostbite engine will significantly improve the MMA experience in UFC 5. Representing a new era of realism and combat intensity, UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya will grace the cover of the UFC 5 Deluxe Edition, while UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski and former UFC Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko will grace the cover of the Standard Edition.

Improved Gameplay

With the new Real Impact System and the addition of many community-requested upgrades, UFC 5 offers an improvement over previous titles in the series: the athletes’ attributes and abilities adapt to the course of a fight, making for an additional realism factor. With 64,000 new face damage combos, UFC 5 helps bring the game even closer to the action. New fluid physics and particle systems bring blood and sweat to the Octagon for a near 1:1 rendering of a Pay-Per-View main event, while the implementation of the brand new facial animation tool improves the representation of the combatants. The photorealistic depiction of the fighters is further enhanced with advanced body sculpting and strand-based hair at key UFC 5 moments.

Power of Frostbite

“UFC 5 delivers a highly realistic combat experience that leverages the power and technology of Frostbite,” said Nate McDonald. EA SPORTSUFC5‘s main producer. “Every aspect has been improved, from our Real Impact System, which helps maximize the power of generational switching in the hardware, to the improved lighting, detailed characters and strand-based hair and facial animation system. Our partnership with the UFC provides an unparalleled and authentic interactive MMA experience.”

Ultimate Representation of the Sport

“UFC 5 has all the sweat, blood and dedication it takes to succeed in the Octagon,” said Volkanovski. “Believe me, the level of immersion EA SPORTS has created with this game is the ultimate representation of the sport.”

New Features

In addition to the Real Impact System, advanced graphics and improved gameplay with the Frostbite Engine, UFC 5 includes the following new features:

  • Cinematic KO Replay: Cinematic KO replays show the end of a fight with improved graphics and heightened suspense. Presented in super slow motion with cinematic angles and lighting, the impact of the knockout punches are highlights that reflect the drama of a UFC fight.
  • Medical examinations and interruptions: In the event of a significant injury, the referee will interrupt the fight for a ringside medical examination. Failing to adapt and prevent further damage to the injury could result in a doctor having to stop, leaving fans of the series with strategic sports variables to deal with under increased pressure.
  • New Punches and Punch Reactions: New punch animations mimic heavy sluggers, pro kickboxers and more along with new move variations for ground and pound elbow strikes, spinning strikes, body punches and calf kicks. Additionally, the hit-reaction animations and physics can unleash clean link hits during frantic combat moments fans can feel during high-immersion gameplay.
  • Seamless Submissions: Reworked seamless entries extends the existing wrestling system with faster animation transitions and the removal of mini-games. Grapple Assist assists newcomers, while veterans can explore deeper levels. Seamless submissions provide smoother, more authentic floor play for wrestling enthusiasts.
  • Fight Week and Alter Egos: UFC 5 launches with a revamped live service that includes features like Fight Week and Fight Picks tied to real UFC events. Alter Egos are all-new versions of top fighters that capture authentic, career-defining moments and feature alternate looks and associated abilities.

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