EA has shown the first trailer for the upcoming game UFC 5, which reveals that the game will be rated M for the first time in the series’ history. According to the listing, it gets this rating due to blood, strong language, and violence, and given some of the game’s headlines, it certainly sounds like it’s deserved.
At the top of the list is what EA calls the “Real Impact System,” which introduces “realistic blow-for-blow damage” coupled with real-time deterioration of fighters as games progress. There is also a system that allows for “more than 64,000 possible combinations of facial damage,” as well as new systems that better simulate the presence of sweat and blood. To be honest, this all seems a bit excessive to me.
While most of it is included in the new trailer for UFC 5we get a glimpse of some other new and improved features. The seamless submission system, for example, no longer includes mini-games and features faster animation transitions for what appears to be a much smoother experience. Injuries in fights also now play a larger role, as referees can stop or even stop a fight if the injuries appear too serious.
Everything is based on the switch to EA’s flagship engine Frostbite, which has been used for years for several other EA Sports franchises, including FIFA And Madden NFL.
Additionally, EA has provided some additional details about what you can expect from the Deluxe Edition, which features former MMA star Fedor Emelianenko as well as famous boxers Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson as fighting legends. It will also provide three-day early access for those who pre-order.
UFC 5 is scheduled to release on October 27th for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X. A full gameplay reveal trailer is expected to arrive in the coming weeks.