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EA Sports UFC 4

EA Sports UFC 4 Screenshots (10 of Them)

EA Sports has just released 10 brand new screenshots of UFC 4. If you missed the official UFC 4 trailer, watch it here.

In EA SPORTS UFC 4 the fighter you become is shaped by your fight style, your achievements, and your personality. Develop and customize your character through a unified progression system across all modes. Go from unknown amateur to UFC superstar in the new Career Mode, experience the origins of combat sports in two all-new environments; The Kumite and The Backyard, or challenge the world in new Blitz Battles or Online World Championships to become the undisputed champ. In gameplay, fluid clinch- to-strike combinations offer more responsive and authentic stand-up gameplay, while overhauled takedown and ground mechanics deliver more control in those key phases of the fight. No matter how, or where, you play EA SPORTS UFC 4 puts ‘you’ at the center of every fight.

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  1. Hmmm......I'm actually speechless lol......not sure what direction they are trying to go here. I may be way wrong but to me it looks like this is possibly gonna be more arcadish, geared towards casuals?? Hope I'm wrong
    RollTideRoll0929
    Hmmm......I'm actually speechless lol......not sure what direction they are trying to go here. I may be way wrong but to me it looks like this is possibly gonna be more arcadish, geared towards casuals?? Hope I'm wrong

    IMO, the gameplay isnt geared for casuals even though there are some aspects that have been tweaked and new options to bring in a more casual fan base.
    As you can see from the pics, the CAF stuff is clearly focused on attracting a more casual fan base.
    RollTideRoll0929
    Hmmm......I'm actually speechless lol......not sure what direction they are trying to go here. I may be way wrong but to me it looks like this is possibly gonna be more arcadish, geared towards casuals?? Hope I'm wrong

    Yeah not sure what to make of the shot with the headgear.
    aholbert32
    IMO, the gameplay isnt geared for casuals even though there are some aspects that have been tweaked and new options to bring in a more casual fan base.
    As you can see from the pics, the CAF stuff is clearly focused on attracting a more casual fan base.

    As long as the gameplay is somewhat geared towards simulation, I'm good with having goofy options for the CAFs.
    slikkster
    AHolbert, since there is a pic can you answer this question? Is Valentina throwing a hammer fist during an armbar attempt?! Can you throw strikes during submissions?
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    Didn’t notice that, great catch!
    These screenshots should be indicative to people as to what direction the series is headed towards.
    They're not thinking "big", or trying to make their series "the best ever", with modes, immersion outside of the cage, etc. It's a flavour of the month situation, right now it's Izzy and journeyman Masvidal on the cover and gimmicky one-and-done modes to go with them. Last time it was Conor and DJ (popularity vs. skills "dilemma" in Career, videogame streams to promote, two-belt chasing, etc). Next time it will be someone like O'Malley with the marketing focus being solely on him, rather than the UFC and its environment as a whole. Again, UFC 4 seems to revolve entirely around Adesanya and Masvidal and their backgrounds.
    It's full "appeal to the casuals, **** the hardcores, they'll buy it anyway" at this point and there don't seem to be any attempts to conceal that attitude. There have been some tremendous ideas on this board over the last two years, as far as in the cage and outside of it (Career, Universe, Ranked improvements, etc). By the looks of it, maybe 10% of that will make it into the game and this isn't on the dev team, that's the direction EA want the game to move towards.
    Shame, but oh well. We tried.
    Kingslayer04
    These screenshots should be indicative to people as to what direction the series is headed towards.
    They're not thinking "big", or trying to make their series "the best ever", with modes, immersion outside of the cage, etc. It's a flavour of the month situation, right now it's Izzy and journeyman Masvidal on the cover and gimmicky one-and-done modes to go with them. Last time it was Conor and DJ (popularity vs. skills "dilemma" in Career, videogame streams to promote, two-belt chasing, etc). Next time it will be someone like O'Malley with the marketing focus being solely on him, rather than the UFC and its environment as a whole. Again, UFC 4 seems to revolve entirely around Adesanya and Masvidal and their backgrounds.
    It's full "appeal to the casuals, **** the hardcores, they'll buy it anyway" at this point and there don't seem to be any attempts to conceal that attitude. There have been some tremendous ideas on this board over the last two years, as far as in the cage and outside of it (Career, Universe, Ranked improvements, etc). By the looks of it, maybe 10% of that will make it into the game and this isn't on the dev team, that's the direction EA want the game to move towards.
    Shame, but oh well. We tried.

    We should wait and see how it goes tbh brotha. They talked about a complete revamp/overhaul of the grappling system and strike to grappling system to make everything seamless and a lot of people were advocating for that including me. I also made a giant post for career mode and if what I have seen and heard is true then I’m pretty sure career mode will get a well deserved facelift. Also the bodies ,face ,hair and beard styles for CAFS look better also so there’s improvements there also from what I see but again we gotta wait and see the finished product.
    As for universe and ranked improvements we will have to see what’s in store tbh man. We shouldn’t be negative or anything just yet. We gotta see.
    And how dare you disrespect Masvidal like that lmao he was a journeyman and now he’s a full fledged contender. Cant call somebody a journeyman when they’re on a win streak and fighting for a title dude lol NOW NATE DIAZ is a journeyman dude he hasn’t hit top 10 or 15 in years let alone fight for a belt in years lmao
    Well there are certain aspects that are more arcade but it seems that it is mostly visual only.
    I they improved the clinch and ground game and some other things then it could be a very well made mma game in it's core.
    Jizamurai
    We should wait and see how it goes tbh brotha. They talked about a complete revamp/overhaul of the grappling system and strike to grappling system to make everything seamless and a lot of people were advocating for that including me. I also made a giant post for career mode and if what I have seen and heard is true then I’m pretty sure career mode will get a well deserved facelift. Also the bodies ,face ,hair and beard styles for CAFS look better also so there’s improvements there also from what I see but again we gotta wait and see the finished product.
    As for universe and ranked improvements we will have to see what’s in store tbh man. We shouldn’t be negative or anything just yet. We gotta see.
    And how dare you disrespect Masvidal like that lmao he was a journeyman and now he’s a full fledged contender. Cant call somebody a journeyman when they’re on a win streak and fighting for a title dude lol NOW NATE DIAZ is a journeyman dude he hasn’t hit top 10 or 15 in years let alone fight for a belt in years lmao

    Sure, we'll wait and see. I'm not saying there will be no improvements, I was talking about the whole picture. But yeah, we'll see exactly what we're going to get very soon.
    As for Masvidal, good on him for his rise, he's a good fighter, but he is a career journeyman, regardless of his skill level, and EA are using his 15 minutes of fame to build an entire game around him through gimmicks.
    Kingslayer04
    Sure, we'll wait and see. I'm not saying there will be no improvements, I was talking about the whole picture. But yeah, we'll see exactly what we're going to get very soon.
    As for Masvidal, good on him for his rise, he's a good fighter, but he is a career journeyman, regardless of his skill level, and EA are using his 15 minutes of fame to build an entire game around him through gimmicks.

    But they're not really building an entire game around him, are they? He's literally just on the cover and they added a new venue to fight in. Those things are tiny, almost insignificant parts of the game. They have no impact on gameplay or on how good career mode is.
    Is the marketing geared towards casuals? Definitely. But that's how it has to be. That's how companies sell products. You don't sell copies of your game by putting a guy on the cover that is unknown to most people. Hardcores are there for the gameplay mechanics and the depth of the game, but that's the minority of the overall game sales. Yes, it's important for those things to still exist in the game, but marketing isn't going to cater to that, because it's not what is going to make them money.
    You're basing your entire opinion of the game off of the fact that they're marketing to casuals. That's silly. When you read what we know, we know that grappling, takedowns, and clinch have all been revamped. That's a big deal, and it's certainly not appealing to casuals or building an entire game on Masvidal. We're also seeing that there is a new career mode. How good is that career? We have no idea yet, but there is a new one. And again, there's no reason to think that the career is being built on Masvidal.
    ragreynolds
    But they're not really building an entire game around him, are they? He's literally just on the cover and they added a new venue to fight in. Those things are tiny, almost insignificant parts of the game. They have no impact on gameplay or on how good career mode is.
    Is the marketing geared towards casuals? Definitely. But that's how it has to be. That's how companies sell products. You don't sell copies of your game by putting a guy on the cover that is unknown to most people. Hardcores are there for the gameplay mechanics and the depth of the game, but that's the minority of the overall game sales. Yes, it's important for those things to still exist in the game, but marketing isn't going to cater to that, because it's not what is going to make them money.
    You're basing your entire opinion of the game off of the fact that they're marketing to casuals. That's silly. When you read what we know, we know that grappling, takedowns, and clinch have all been revamped. That's a big deal, and it's certainly not appealing to casuals or building an entire game on Masvidal. We're also seeing that there is a new career mode. How good is that career? We have no idea yet, but there is a new one. And again, there's no reason to think that the career is being built on Masvidal.

    Dude, I don't need you to lecture me on how companies are ran. They do it for the money and casuals need to buy it, no ****?
    The game's selling points are clearly not the grappling, however much it may have improved. It's Backyard fighting based on Masvidal and the kickboxing based on Adesanya. That, and Fury and Joshua. Two of those 4, if not all of them, are very likely to feature prominently in Career. And like I said in my original post, UFC 3's Career was also, surprise surprise, centered heavily on two individuals — Conor and DJ. Oh, and it was scripted. So I don't know what "there's a new Career Mode" is supposed to mean. Sure, it could knock it out of the park. But an educated guess would suggest the exact opposite. And if it's not Career, they'll make a mode just for them. And you can bet your bottom dollar there's no Universe mode.
    And from what we've know from official information, leaks and screenshots, the focus is on those 4 athletes, their backgrounds, and the godawful new CAF/alien system which will be a part of Ranked. About 98% percent of what we know appeals to casuals and casuals alone. Even if the grappling improves, that doesn't make the game hardcore oriented, and it doesn't mean that it is balanced between hardcore and casual.
    I hope you get what you're hoping for from the game. I for one am skeptical about it, and have a ton of reasons to be.
    Kingslayer04
    Dude, I don't need you to lecture me on how companies are ran. They do it for the money and casuals need to buy it, no ****?
    The game's selling points are clearly not the grappling, however much it may have improved. It's Backyard fighting based on Masvidal and the kickboxing based on Adesanya. That, and Fury and Joshua. Two of those 4, if not all of them, are very likely to feature prominently in Career. And like I said in my original post, UFC 3's Career was also, surprise surprise, centered heavily on two individuals — Conor and DJ. Oh, and it was scripted. So I don't know what "there's a new Career Mode" is supposed to mean. Sure, it could knock it out of the park. But an educated guess would suggest the exact opposite. And if it's not Career, they'll make a mode just for them. And you can bet your bottom dollar there's no Universe mode.
    And from what we've know from official information, leaks and screenshots, the focus is on those 4 athletes, their backgrounds, and the godawful new CAF/alien system which will be a part of Ranked. About 98% percent of what we know appeals to casuals and casuals alone. Even if the grappling improves, that doesn't make the game hardcore oriented, and it doesn't mean that it is balanced between hardcore and casual.
    I hope you get what you're hoping for from the game. I for one am skeptical about it, and have a ton of reasons to be.
    You lost credibility when you called the #3 ranked welterweight in the world, and contender for the title Saturday a "journeyman"
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    smokeface
    You lost credibility when you called the #3 ranked welterweight in the world, and contender for the title Saturday a "journeyman"
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    Lmao everyone calm down. Let this thread be peaceful, let’s wait and see how everything plays out then will discuss. Btw who here has been up all night and is now tired but is going to stay up to catch this trailer ? were almost there boys relax
    DCowboys22
    Strikes during submission attempts. This could be huge.
    Can’t do that now with the whole mini game. So how is this possible? Very intrigued!

    Fingers crossed for transition-based submissions! At the very least, we can probably expect the mini-game to either be removed or replaced.
    I don't mind some of the Janky CAF stuff, as long as you aren't forced to use it, can add some personality to CAFs whilst getting around the Reebok deal. For people who like me who try and implement their own universe mode this is a dope way to implement a promotion below the UFC when they wear normal shorts.
    Also interested to see if you can add some of this stuff for entrance only, like a Sterling gold chain or Khabibs papakha
    Geoff just tweeted that he hopes that some of the awesome gameplay changes will be shown in the trailer, Martial mind added that all of the awesome gameplay changes were his merit.
    This makes me feel bittersweet: excited because I'm now expecting awesome gameplay changes, but also sorry that Geoff left the franchise, he really listened to us and put a lot of effort into the gameplay.
    As for the backyard stuff, I wasn't expecting it but I can understand it from a marketing standpoint. MANY people got into MMA by watching Kimbo slice backyard fights. I'm not bothered by it, I'm mostly interested in the gameplay changes and hopefully improved fighters uniqueness.
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    NEWSS
    Geoff just tweeted that he hopes that some of the awesome gameplay changes will be shown in the trailer, Martial mind added that all of the awesome gameplay changes were his merit.
    This makes me feel bittersweet: excited because I'm now expecting awesome gameplay changes, but also sorry that Geoff left the franchise, he really listened to us and put a lot of effort into the gameplay.
    As for the backyard stuff, I wasn't expecting it but I can understand it from a marketing standpoint. MANY people got into MMA by watching Kimbo slice backyard fights. I'm not bothered by it, I'm mostly interested in the gameplay changes and hopefully improved fighters uniqueness.
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    To not be entirely negative, I am interested in seeing those. Ultimately, I don't know what the final game will look like exactly so I'm waiting to see that, just like everyone. I hope I'm pleasantly surprised by something.
    I'm in favor of all the CAF goofiness as long as there is a non-CAF competitive mode.
    Realistically speaking there has to be a financial incentive for EA to keep updating UFC 4 over time so if it comes in the form of UT where people buy silly outfits that's fine by me.
    tomitomitomi
    I'm in favor of all the CAF goofiness as long as there is a non-CAF competitive mode.
    Realistically speaking there has to be a financial incentive for EA to keep updating UFC 4 over time so if it comes in the form of UT where people buy silly outfits that's fine by me.

    I actually don't mind trying to appeal to the casuals at all, I'd like there to be as many people playing it as possible. My issue is that there's no foundation to do that on, in the sense of pretty established sports modes such as Career, GM, in the case of the UFC UD3's Title Mode or whatever it was, etc. I got NBA 2K20 off of the PS Plus deal and for all the **** 2K are (rightfully) getting for some of the things they're doing, the game is very solid offline, it's got everything you could hope for. So if all of that were present in EA's game, I wouldn't care one bit who was on the cover and what goofiness they'd choose to be their moneymaker — I'd have something to do and the casuals would have something to do. I'm just not seeing any indications of said foundations being laid in what is a fourth game running, unfortunately.
    PS: but! I'm waiting to see the game before any final judgements, just like everyone.
    Well Ultimate Team has proven to be very popular in other sports titles and I'd imagine that the random zombie events they had for UFC 3 turned out to be profitable enough to justify this direction.
    I would also imagine that a microtransaction heavy format such as UT gives more revenue than let's say a Universe mode even if it attracted new customers which I don't know if it does. I'd imagine most people who care enough about modes like that are hardcore fans enough to buy the game regardless.
    tomitomitomi
    Well Ultimate Team has proven to be very popular in other sports titles and I'd imagine that the random zombie events they had for UFC 3 turned out to be profitable enough to justify this direction.
    I would also imagine that a microtransaction heavy format such as UT gives more revenue than let's say a Universe mode even if it attracted new customers which I don't know if it does. I'd imagine most people who care enough about modes like that are hardcore fans enough to buy the game regardless.

    Oh yeah, but my argument wasn't if it's justified or not. I'm not proclaiming that what I want is what everyone wants or that they'll go bankrupt if they don't do what I want here. I'm not here as an accountant, I'm just speaking out as a fan who's actively been posting on here for a couple of years now and who's disappointed in the choices they seem to be making. They don't have to appeal to me personally, I know that.
    Well, I think now I understand why developers are gutted when info on their games gets leaked. I've always wondered why devs are so secretive with game info, why we have to wait so long, why info cant be shared from people who have gotten the chance to play the game, etc. They probably have a certain way that they would like to present the info and screenshots so that it will properly showcase the game and now we can pretty much make our own narrative with what's been leaked so far.
    It's very easy to present UFC 4 as an arcade geared game based on the screenshots, when in reality the gameplay might be leaning more towards realism and simulation even with the goofy attire choices. I'm gonna stant by my original statement; as long as there is significant gameplay improvements then I'll be happy. I wont be making any fighters that look like unicorns or swamp creatures.......but I'm more than cool with anybody else who wants to.
    Yaari
    Well, the CAF stuff looks like a complete joke.

    Well... what did you expect? It was gonna be goofy and crazy and unrealistic. There was no other way. The mode will stand or fall with texture creation. With the dogtags and all I'm sure the backyard thing will be fun for a while.
    Just saw a muay thai movie last week and it got me hyped for the cobra arena. Here's hoping it's not JUST tied to story.

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