It’s not EA’s most played sports franchise, but it’s one of the most reliable. In fact, you could make the case that it has enjoyed a lot of success, especially when contrasted to rivals like NBA Live, which has failed to win over gamers.
We believe that a UFC 5 video game will be released at some point. Read on, though, if you’re intrigued by the prospect of learning more about the series’ next installment.
What is UFC
The UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship, is a Las Vegas, Nevada–based MMA promotion organization established in the United States. Zuffa is a wholly owned subsidiary of Endeavor Group Holdings and is responsible for its ownership and operation.
Since 2011, it has become the largest MMA promotion business in the world. Using the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, it puts on events all around the world that include fighters in a total of 12 weight classes (8 men’s and 4 women’s).
As of the year 2022, it had already hosted more than 600 gatherings. Since 2001, Dana White has served as president. It has expanded into a multi-billion dollar industry on a global scale because to White’s leadership.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was established in 1993 in the McNichols Sports Center in Denver, Colorado by businessman Art Davie and Brazilian martial artist Rorion Gracie. The first Ultimate Fighting Championships included fighters from a wide variety of martial arts styles in a no-holds-barred competition with no weight divisions.
When is UFC 5 Coming Out
There has been no official announcement of a UFC 5 release date as of this writing. Freelance video game journalist Tom Henderson, however, said in a tweet that the game’s release date will be in the third quarter of 2023.
Many online sources have claimed that UFC 5 will have enhanced gameplay in a number of key areas, such as the grappling mechanics, striking and stamina balance, commentary, career immersion, and more.
The rumor mill also suggests that UFC 5 will feature some fresh faces and exciting new locales like Fight Island. According to sources, the highly anticipated game will be available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Conor McGregor: Will He be in UFC 5?
Certainly, Conor McGregor, the promotion’s pay-per-view megastar, will be in UFC 5. There have been no rumors concerning his roster placement.
Almost a year has passed since the leg injury that forced the former UFC lightweight champion out of competition. While he wasn’t expected to play again until the fourth quarter of 2023, he’s fully recovered and could make a comeback then.
UFC 5 Release Date
However, EA has yet to make any formal announcements about UFC 5, thus there is currently no firm release date. If you look at the series’ release schedule, you’ll notice that each UFC game has come out every two years, with the most recent one scheduled for 2020.
We are currently well over that date with no confirmation of UFC 5; rumors suggest it will debut in 2023, but we have no evidence to support this. Tom Henderson, a credible source, says it’s planned for “July 23 I believe,” which is when the leak will be made public.
It has been reported by VGC that developer EA Canada has put a revival of a Fight Night title on hold to focus on the MMA title, therefore UFC 5 may not release until 2023. The email allegedly read,
“We are very enthusiastic about UFC 5 and… we want to eliminate the split focus that some members of our leadership team have had over the past while so that we can exclusively focus on delivering migration and UFC 5 at high quality.”
Unfortunately for Fight Night fans, this proves that EA is putting UFC 5 ahead of Fight Night. This may also shed light on the extended time frame for development beyond the typical two-year cycle. Leaks should be taken with a grain of salt, but if EA is planning to release UFC 5 in summer or late 2023, they better make the announcement soon.
When will UFC 5 be Announced?
Although we are optimistic that UFC 5 will be released in the not-too-distant future, it is currently impossible to give any sort of release date information with any assurance because EA has not yet made any sort of official announcement about the game.
Similarly, there is no EA Play Live event scheduled for 2022, so we have no idea when it might be announced, unless EA decides to ride shotgun with another event like Summer Games Fest or Gamescom later in the year.
We would wager that an announcement will be made later this year, with a release date in the first half of 2023 being the target.
Since 2014, the EA Sports UFC series has been developed by EA Vancouver (previously EA Canada), and a new installment in the series is usually published every two years. As you can see in the table below, there is some leeway, but overall, the development cycle is two years.
This suggests that the release date for UFC 5 will be some time in 2022. It’s hard to say how the COVID-19 epidemic has affected game development, but it may take longer to finish the game than originally expected. Hope now you know when is ufc 5 coming out.