EA announced EA Sports UFC 4 yesterday. Coming to PS4 and Xbox One, UFC 4 features two cover stars; middleweight champion Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya and UFC welterweight contender Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal.
UFC 4 is the first game in the series since 2018’s UFC 3 with cover star Conor McGregor. EA says UFC 4 features brand-new “unified progressions system, overhauled takedown and ground mechanics, more fluid clinch-to-strike combinations and the chance to experience the origins of combat sports in all-new environments.”
UFC President Dana White said;
Fans can play in the top arenas, as well as in Backyard and Kumite environments. This game allows you to play with some of the top athletes in UFC history, plus legends like Bruce Lee and boxing champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. It’s crazy how good this game is.
EA Sports UFC 4
The new unified progression system allows players to take their fighter from an unknown amateur all the way to UFC superstardom. Progression in UFC 4 carries over across all modes, which allows players to developer and customise their characters as they go.
Four new environments have been added to UFC 4 too;
- The Kumite
- The Backyard
- UFC Apex
- Action Avenue
Players will be able to take the fight online in Blitz Battles and Online World Championships. EA said in its press release;
Performance details like weight class and one of five MMA disciplines, including Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing and more, define how players fight, while over 1,600 new pieces of earnable gear, over 120 emotes and more allow players to put their personality on display while doing it.
EA Sports UFC 4 includes a fluid clinch-to-strike combination system for the stand-up game and an overhauled takedown and ground fighting system to give more control to players and allow for fights to be faster, more realistic and better to play. “RPM Tech drives a takedown overhaul, with a slew of new takedown animations, driven by player control and fighter attributes. A new submission system was built to offer a simplified player experience, with more ways to transition into submission attempts, accelerate a finish, or deploy high-impact slams to escape them.”
Changes to Career mode mean players will never experience the same Career twice. Backstories, fighting style and skillset gives a fighter progression in a specific discipline. The more a player fights a certain way, the better their fighter will be. Players will also be able to engage in Relationship Building to learn from other fighters, gain experience and learn new skills.
EA Sports UFC 4 will be available for PS4 and Xbox One on August 14, 2020.