EA Sports officially announced the next entry in the UFC video game series with UFC 5 coming to consoles on October 27, 2023. Developed on the Frostbite Engine for the first time, and featuring the all-new Real Impact System, UFC 5 is the definitive MMA experience.
UFC President, Dana White claims UFC 5 is the most 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.”
Here are some of the features of UFC 5:
● Cinematic K.O. Replay: Cinematic K.O. replays showcase fight-ending finishes with intensified
visuals and enhanced excitement. Presented in super slow motion with cinematic angles and
lighting, the impact of fight-ending shots represents highlight reel moments recapturing the drama
of a UFC fight.
● Doctor’s Checks and Stoppages: Suffering a notable injury prompts the referee to pause the
fight for a ringside doctor’s inspection. Failure to adapt and protect the injury from further damage
can lead to a doctor’s stoppage, which introduces true-to-sport strategic variables for players to
navigate under heightened pressure.
● New Strikes and Hit Reactions: New Strike animations emulate heavy hitters, professional
kickboxers and more – coupled with new motion variations for ground and pound elbows, spinning
attacks, body punches and calf kicks. Plus, the Hit Reaction animations and physics during a
frenetic fight can initiate clean connection impacts – moments players can feel with next-level
immersion during gameplay.
● Seamless Submissions: Revamped Seamless Submissions extend the existing grappling
system with faster animation transitions and the removal of mini games. Grapple Assist aids
beginners, while veterans can explore deeper layers. Seamless submissions provide a smoother,
authentic ground game for grappling enthusiasts.
● Fight Week and Alter Egos: UFC 5’s launch includes a revamped live service with features like
Fight Week and Fight Picks tied to real-world UFC events. Alter Egos are all new versions of top
fighters which capture authentic career-defining moments and provide alternative looks and
Cover Stars for UFC 5 include Israel Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski, and Valentina Shevchenko. If you pre-order the Deluxe Edition you’ll receive legends Fedor Emelianenko, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and more content.
It was leaked ahead of time that UFC 5 would have the announced cover athletes and that the game would have an Online Career Mode.
EA Sports UFC 5 will not be available on PC or Nintendo Switch. It will only be released on Xbox Series XlS and PlayStation 5 in October. This wouldn’t be the first time an EA Sports game is excluded from PC as NHL 24 will skip another year.
Check out the reveal trailer: