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UFC 5: Release Date, Cover Athletes, and New Features

After three years since its release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, EA Sports' UFC 4 is finally coming to an end. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the next installment of the series, and now, EA has officially announced that UFC 5 will be released on October 27, 2023.

The announcement came after the EA Sports UFC team teased a “full reveal” on Twitter, set to happen in September 2023. The new game will be available on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, offering enhanced graphics and gameplay for next-gen consoles.

One of the exciting details that was revealed is the cover athletes for UFC 5. The normal version of the game will feature Valentina Shevchenko and Alexander Volkanovski on the cover. Meanwhile, the deluxe edition will showcase Israel Adesanya. Adesanya previously appeared on the cover of UFC 4, making this his second time being featured.

UFC 5 will introduce several new features to enhance the gaming experience. A brand-new damage system will be implemented, focusing on realistic cuts and bruises that resemble those seen in real-life UFC fights. The game will also include hundreds of new animations, doctor stoppages, improved character models, and a switch to the Frostbite engine.

Players will have the opportunity to unlock Alter Ego outfits for their UFC fighters by playing the game. However, one significant change will be the absence of Joe Rogan as a broadcast partner. The new announcing team will consist of Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier.

It's important to note that UFC 5 will be available exclusively on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The previous generation consoles will not receive a release, and crossplay will not be supported.

With the upcoming release of UFC 5, fans can look forward to an enhanced and immersive UFC gaming experience. Get ready to step into the octagon once again and prove your skills as the ultimate mixed martial arts fighter.

Sources:
– EA Sports
– Twitter