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EA Sports VP, Andrew Wilson, mentioned a few details about their upcoming UFC game, during a recent interview IGN. The article itself mostly talks about Cricket and FIFA, but there is a small nugget of UFC information mixed in.

It was a no brainer EA Sports UFC would arrive on consoles, but Andrew mentions that it will also be available on the PC, with a few features headed to mobile devices. They are also working on a live service, which connects UFC fans to actual broadcasts and pay-per-view events.

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ďWe took on the UFC this year, we signed that deal, Dana and I put that deal together. Weíre very excited about that deal but the reality is, you know, right now Iím touring up not just one development team, Iím touring up a whole series of teams. The team thatís gonna build the core engine. The team thatís gonna build features for console, features for PC, features for mobile phone. The team thatís gonna run a live service that connects UFC fans to the broadcasts and the Pay-per-view events; connect you with whatís going on in the fight world. Itís a very big challenge for us, taking on new stuff.

Sound interesting to you? What would you like to see?

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# 1 Bionickle @ 11/28/12 09:00 AM
I'm really excited to see what EA comes up with this UFC license. Gameplay wise I felt that EA Sports MMA was better than the UFC series (not counting Undisputed 3). Sure the UFC games got more moves, game modes, in-game licenses, but EA's servers were years ahead of THQ's and the physics were better in terms of move impact, realism and plain polish.

If they manage to blend both styles of games into one they could have a really great product coming up and hopefully it doesn't turn into a yearly series. It would be a good idea to offer some sort of game pass that updates the attributes and adds fighters periodically, even new moves, tattoos, gear, etc. But that's most likely wishful thinking on my part LOL.
 
# 2 DoubleJMix965 @ 11/28/12 09:04 AM
I'm sure that I am in a bit of the minority, but I enjoy the offline career modes most in games. With that said, I really hope that they can make the career mode long and have meaning to it in the sense that you actually feel accomplished as you rise up through the ranks. In the previous UFC games, the Career mode was fun, but there were times it felt like everything was just rinse, lather, repeat. I doubt they would be able to incorporate TUF, but it would be a cool idea. At the least, starting it out on the local circuit fighting in armory's and on fairgrounds, then proceed from there to the ultimate goal of the UFC. Or even go the route of Fight Night and have a completely separate story based mode to accompany it.

I am sure that EA will be able to solve the server issues that have plagued the UFC series over the years, and hopefully incorporating the PPV events will help on that end as well. Sounds like they're off to a good start, but I'm hoping that they are able to make the most of the brand and it not go the EA route of "we have no competition, so you'll just have to take what we give you" that they have gone with Madden.
 
# 3 aholbert32 @ 11/28/12 09:06 AM
PC! Oh ****. That is great especially if the modders get a hold of it. EA PC games in the past have been very easy to mod like Madden, Triple Play and Fifa. Picture accurate ads and sponsors, new clothing, accurate faces and tattoos. I'm excited.
 
# 4 SHAKYR @ 11/28/12 09:26 AM
Dang, the Fight Night producers are robbing the Fight Night fans Wishlist I sent them before Fight Night Champion was being made. This really is bad on so many levels. The PC version is going to sell well because of the modding factors. I always said the creation and modding community helps the longevity of a game and it's sells.
 
# 5 jrjolley @ 11/28/12 09:45 AM
I'm not actually looking forward to it. I hope that they can deal with the audio side because the older UFC games nailed that. EA aren't very good at audio commentary. Plus, the terrible right stick controls are a turnoff. We'll see, but if it's anything like EA MMA, it'll be a rental at best.
 
# 6 woody2goody @ 11/28/12 10:03 AM
The main benefit of EA MMA compared to THQ UFC was that it was harder to hit people in the head. This added so much to the gameplay, because unlike in THQ's games, it wasn't just block or get hit, you had accuracy for punches and kicks, and many stats which made the fighters feel just right.

Accuracy is the key in fighting games, especially with MMA, because you have a guy like Anderson Silva who never overpowers people with punches, but has a laser sight attached to his gloves, whereas you have the Phil Baronis of the world who have all the power in the world but don't land a great percentage of punches.

Cro Cop's kicking was not only powerful but accurate, and that's where EA MMA got the better of UFC. Different stats for accuracy and power is what made Pro Evo the king of foot ball when it first came out, and it worked for EA as well with MMA - it differentiates between powerful and deadly.

UFC3 is a cracking game with a massive roster, and if EA can deliver a game that matches it then we're in for a treat!
 
# 7 jeremym480 @ 11/28/12 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve_OS

Sound interesting to you? What would you like to see?
In addition to a deep career mode, I would like to see a UFC Promoter/UFC Universe type mode. This would essentially be a similar to playing a 32 team franchise in Madden. I would like to have control of all of the fighters and have the choice to manually schedule fights or let the game do it for me. It would keep up with everyone's records, titles, awards, etc.

Also I would like the option to start it with the UFC in real time (through updates). Meaning if I start the mode today, then JDS is the Heavyweight Champ. Then if he gets beat my Cain and I start the mode after Cain will be the HW Champ. I hope that makes sense.

Lastly, I want to see a deep CAF system with Fighter Share (that includes move sets, tattoos, etc) and new fighters released via DLC. Even if it's paid DLC.
 
# 8 tbennett54 @ 11/28/12 11:16 AM
PC?!?!?!
This could be a stepping stone for other games if successful
 
# 9 redsrule @ 11/28/12 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by aholbert32
PC! Oh ****. That is great especially if the modders get a hold of it. EA PC games in the past have been very easy to mod like Madden, Triple Play and Fifa. Picture accurate ads and sponsors, new clothing, accurate faces and tattoos. I'm excited.
Couldn't agree more. Modders can increase the replayability of the game by a TON.
I just hope my PC can play it...
Another huge thing for me, which should happen because EA is making it, is editable ratings/movesets for all of the fighters, and being able to create amazing fighters (like Fedor) without having to go through career mode.
 
# 10 ps3veron @ 11/28/12 01:44 PM
Loved EA MMA but also loved UFC 3. Are we actually gonna get this on the current gen or the next xbox/ps4?
 
# 11 horrormaster @ 11/28/12 04:48 PM
"EA Sports UFC Coming to PC"

I'll believe that when it's actually released and it isn't some toned down port of the console version.
 
# 12 SHAKYR @ 11/28/12 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jeremym480
In addition to a deep career mode, I would like to see a UFC Promoter/UFC Universe type mode. This would essentially be a similar to playing a 32 team franchise in Madden. I would like to have control of all of the fighters and have the choice to manually schedule fights or let the game do it for me. It would keep up with everyone's records, titles, awards, etc.

Also I would like the option to start it with the UFC in real time (through updates). Meaning if I start the mode today, then JDS is the Heavyweight Champ. Then if he gets beat my Cain and I start the mode after Cain will be the HW Champ. I hope that makes sense.

Lastly, I want to see a deep CAF system with Fighter Share (that includes move sets, tattoos, etc) and new fighters released via DLC. Even if it's paid DLC.
You sound like you played the text-sim game WMMA. If it's that deep or deeper in a 3D graphic game it will be a must.
 
# 13 simgamer0005 @ 11/29/12 12:02 AM
i'm very excited about the PC version. Finally it looks like we are getting a legit combat sport PC game. i'm hoping it is moddable and you can really customize the experience. I thought EA MMA was very good and i'm looking forward to seeing what the PC version is like.
 
# 14 SHAKYR @ 11/29/12 01:27 AM
I'm going to invest in a gaming PC if the game is any good.
 
# 15 UntilTheNxtRnd @ 11/29/12 08:11 AM
They got all hands on deck because they know if they **** this up, contract or not, they are gonna look like idiots. Poe, you act surprise that the ea fight night guys are digging into the WIshlist. That's there go to move
 
# 16 SHAKYR @ 11/29/12 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by UntilTheNxtRnd
They got all hands on deck because they know if they **** this up, contract or not, they are gonna look like idiots. Poe, you act surprise that the ea fight night guys are digging into the WIshlist. That's there go to move
You are right. I'm not surprised at all because one of the producers who made the EA MMA game said they looked at the list when making that game. I'm just upset they are giving this game the utmost attention. They never gave Fight Night this kind of attention because of their mindset going into creating it.
 
# 17 bigbob @ 11/29/12 03:49 PM
I'm, once again, pulling for a career mode where I am not forced to retire after "X" amount of fights. Bring back attribute degrading if you ignore a stat for a certain amount of time (slower when you're younger, faster when you're older) and just let me go.
 
# 18 jeremym480 @ 11/29/12 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SHAKYR
You sound like you played the text-sim game WMMA. If it's that deep or deeper in a 3D graphic game it will be a must.
No I've never heard of it. It sounds cool though. I've never really gotten into career modes in sports games. Things like Road to the Show in The Show and My Player in NBA 2k never interest me. I like to play in franchises or associations, as far as I know there's never been a UFC game like that. Not of the consoles anyways, but that's what I want - total control

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# 19 Iadf @ 12/02/12 06:06 PM
I'm super excited about the pc version as I've stopped console gaming after several rrod experiences. The possibilities are endless with mods so i can't wait.
 
# 20 TheShizNo1 @ 12/04/12 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by aholbert32
PC! Oh ****. That is great especially if the modders get a hold of it. EA PC games in the past have been very easy to mod like Madden, Triple Play and Fifa. Picture accurate ads and sponsors, new clothing, accurate faces and tattoos. I'm excited.
This.....not GTA...not Skyrim....THIS will make me get a gaming PC
 

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