For the first time ever in a UFC video game, EA Sports’ upcoming UFC title will feature playable female characters, headlined by UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and top bantamweight contender Miesha Tate.
“This is a great moment for videogames and for Mixed Martial Arts,” said Dean Richards, General Manager, EA SPORTS UFC. “In our commitment to delivering the most realistic fighting experience ever achieved, we wanted to represent the full spectrum of talent and diversity of all the fighters in the sport, including women who have become an undeniable force to be reckoned with.”
Alright, here’s the second important conference of the day: EA Sports. Earlier there was a Microsoft conference, which focused mostly on non-sports gaming, so it was a bit dull for us, but this presentation is the meat and potatoes. We’ll be updating this thread continuously, so be friends with the F5 button, or just follow us on Twitter. We should be seeing a ton of next-gen and current day console footage.
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Up next, UFC. Dana White, Jon Bones Jones make an appearance.
EA Sports UFC launches worldwide on XBOX ONE and PlayStation 4 in the spring of 2014
“Full body deformation, no other fighting game brings that” – Andrew Wilson (See image above)
Coming up next, FIFA 14. Who other than Drake to present the game. Because when you think FIFA, you think Drake.
Massive innovations for FIFA14 next-gen: Pro Instincts, Precision Motion, Elite Technique
Elite Technique: 100+ new animations
Hundreds of new skills added into FIFA 14 on next-gen
True Player Motion: Athleticism of players like Messi comes to life as they explode out of each step and turn.
Up next, Madden. Good of them to feature actual gameplay in their video, unlike the NBA Live Team. BTW, here’s the Madden 25 cover for the next-gen consoles, featuring Adrian Peterson:
Kyrie Irving in the building to talk about NBA Live 14.
EA Sports #1 objective: realistic dribbling. Introducing it via bounceTek. Ratings and stats for NBA Live 14 will be updated hourly.
Alright here comes EA Sports.
Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul just came out to discuss his new Need For Speed movie. Would’ve appreciated some Breaking Bad trailers tbh. More non-sports trailers being featured now.
The first mention of sports gaming, introducing EA Sports’ new Ignite and Frostbite 3 engines, that’ll power their next-gen games. They’re currently talking about Need For Speed: Rivals, something that we don’t cover. So we’re on hold once again.
More non-sports gaming up now, Titanfall, their one of many action shooter games.
EA Sports pres Peter Moore says “the return of favorites like NBA Live”. I guess that’s one way to put it. EA starts off their presentation with Plants vs. Zombies. Well that’s fun. So I guess we’ll be on a bit of a break for the next few mins.
Hearing that EA’s website is down, right before the launch. Talk about bad timing.
EA Sports uploaded the pic above to their site, showing off UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson (we added his real photo to the right). The game boasts their “unprecedented fighter likeness” that’ll be standard in their UFC game, set to release April 2014.
At the Xbox One reveal a few weeks ago, they showed some pre-rendered footage (see above), but EA states that the rendered image of Henderson is an actual in-game render. More details about the game will be released at E3 next week.