EA has announced that EA Sports UFC 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 14, 2020, and Israel Adesanya and Jorge Masvidal will be the worldwide cover stars.In EA Sports UFC 4, players will be able to go from an unknown amateur to a UFC superstar in the newest career mode, experience “the origins of combat sports in two all-new environments,” and battle others in new Blitz Battles and Online World Championships.
UFC 4 promises more authentic fights with “fluid clinch-to-strike combinations that offer more responsive stand-up gameplay, and overhauled takedown and ground mechanics to deliver more control in those key phases of the fight.”
The new environments mentioned are the Backyard and Kumite. The Backyard is meant to recreate where some of the most successful fighters made their first impressions, and Kumite will probably pay homage to the old lore of MMA as its an underground temple with one purpose, to permit fighters to “impose the dominance of their fighting discipline on any challengers.”
Those who pre-order EA Sports UFC 4 will be able to play as both Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, two of boxing’s biggest stars.
There is no word as of yet on if EA Sports UFC 4 will be headed to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, nonetheless it will be on EA Access.
In our report on EA Sports UFC 3, we said “EA went back to the gym with UFC 3 to work on many of the weaknesses that had the previous two games struggling to find their footing. A fantastic new striking system and a much-improved career mode lead the charge, but UFC 3 is still hamstrung by a cumbersome ground game, weird collision issues, and the straight-up terrible Ultimate Team Mode.”