This year, on October 27, 2023, EA Sports launched UFC 5, which was released this year. Additionally, the game was exclusively made available for the most recent generation of video gaming consoles, specifically the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S.
After a period of over half a decade and much longer on earlier systems, both of these game consoles were finally released in the year 2020. The Xbox X/S is the fourth generation of consoles in the Xbox series designed by Microsoft, whereas the PlayStation 5 (PS5) is the ninth generation iteration of the PlayStation console designed by Sony.
The game has not yet been made available for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, which are considered to be of an earlier generation of platforms. As of right now, the developers have not provided any confirmation regarding the status of a possible release for earlier Xbox platforms.
At the moment, the PlayStation website reports that the game is exclusively accessible for the PlayStation 5. In addition, UFC 5 has not yet been made available for personal computers, and it does not support cross-platform gaming between various console formats.
The decision of the developer to not deliver the game to consoles of an older generation could have been influenced by a number of different factors. A number of good reasons include preserving the graphical integrity of the game, playing at higher resolutions, and increasing frame rates.
UFC 5 unveils brand new feature in the form of Alter Egos
With the release of UFC 5, a multitude of new features and an improved combat system were implemented.
Realistic striking and intricate grappling movements are included in the newly updated and upgraded battle system. Mike Tyson and Fedor Emelianenko are two of the legendary athletes that cannot be found on the roster of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
“Alter Egos” is a feature that was introduced in UFC 5, which brings to life an older version of many of the UFC’s current superstars. This feature was launched in conjunction with the addition of legendary fighters. A younger version of Jon Jones, Jiri Prochazka, and Sean O’Malley are among the individuals featured in this collection. Additionally, there is an intriguing 200-pound version of Alexander Volkanovski.
In an interview with Sherdog, the feature’s producer, Raman Bassi, revealed that the developer’s goal was to bring several eras of mixed martial arts (MMA) to life. Additionally, he emphasized that this piece of content will play a vital role in their DLC plan.
Each Alter Ego will be rooted in a particular point in time, whether it is from a certain event or organization, and their qualities, moves, and perks will be tailored to match the particular fight that they are based on. The best vs the best matches in the history of mixed martial arts are the ones that we aspire to replicate. A fighter that is considered a “Legend” is one who has competed in their final bout in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) before retiring. These fighters are not considered to be “peak” versions of a fighter; rather, they are mostly representative of the retiring version of a fighter from the time they dropped their gloves inside the Octagon. [Source: Sherdog]