EA Sports’ upcoming UFC game has been the talk of the town, and now, thanks to leaks, we have some juicy details about the highly anticipated UFC 5.
We now have a confirmed release date and have managed to get our hands on some early gameplay footage that was leaked.
UFC 5 Release Date
According to Level Push, EA Sports UFC 5 is slated for an October 27 release, exclusively for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. PC gamers, unfortunately, will have to sit this one out as there’s no PC version in the works.
Leaked UFC 5 Gameplay Footage
Take a look at a leaked UFC 5 gameplay video below, showcasing the new TKO stoppages.
The video shows Herb Dean rushing in to stop the fight. However, the ground-and-pound animations look very similar to UFC 4.
Game Rating and Features
UFC 5 is taking a bold step this year. Leaks suggest that the game will carry a mature rating. This shift from a T for Teen to M for Mature rating is attributed to the game’s enhanced realism.
Developers have incorporated “more realistic aspects of damage” and have rendered injuries in greater detail. Additionally, the game will showcase blood pooling on the canvas, which has also contributed to its mature rating.
UFC 5 Cover Athletes and Controversy
EA Sports has officially announced that the cover athletes for UFC 5 will be the reigning featherweight champion Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski and the former flyweight champion Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko.
The Deluxe Edition will feature Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. However, the cover design has sparked controversy.
Fans have expressed disappointment, comparing the cover to mobile game artwork. This is due to EA Sports’ surprising choice to use character models for the cover instead of traditional athlete photographs.
As fans eagerly await the game’s release, they can look forward to a full gameplay reveal set to premiere on EA Sports’ YouTube channel on September 7.
The MMA community is buzzing with speculation, especially after Daniel Cormier hinted that the legendary former PRIDE heavyweight champion, Fedor Emelianenko, might be a playable character in UFC 5.