Platform: Xbox Series X
EA Sports UFC 5 announced
Fighting franchise returns later this year
Electronic Arts has announced that EA SPORTS UFC 5 is coming on October 27, 2023.
Developed on the Frostbite Engine for the first time, the game promises a new Real Impact System with realistic blow-by-blow damage with hyper-accurate progression as fighter attributes realistically deteriorate over the course of a fight. New fluid physics and particle systems elevate blood and sweat inside the Octagon, while the implementation of the all-new face animation tool enhances fighter likenesses.
New cinematic K.O. replays showcase fight-ending finishes with intensified visuals and enhanced excitement. Suffering a notable injury prompts the referee to pause the fight for a ringside doctor's inspection. 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.
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 associated abilities.
EA Play members will receive early access to the game with a 10-hour trial beginning on October 24.
EA SPORTS UFC 5 will be available on Xbox Series X|S and PS5.