Fans of the ‘EA Sports UFC’ franchise will be pleased to hear that the third game in the series is currently in development.
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wlson confirmed the news during a conference call, indicating the game would be coming out at some stage in the 2018 fiscal year, which runs from April 2017 – March 2018.
“We will continue to drive innovation and competition in our EA SPORTS franchises,” Wilson stated during the call. “FIFA 18 will build on the foundation we created with story mode this year, bringing players back to The Journey with Season 2, featuring new characters and new storylines. Our development team in Vancouver is delivering deeply innovative new experiences across this year’s game, including in Ultimate Team, and creating the most emotionally immersive and connected FIFA we have ever produced. Our Madden NFL franchise will transition to the Frostbite engine with Madden NFL 18, unlocking major visual advancements and new gameplay experiences that will excite dedicated Madden players, football fans, and sports fans overall. Our complete roster of EA SPORTS titles in FY18 will also include NHL 18, a new chapter of our UFC franchise, and an all-new NBA LIVE game launching in the fall.”
There’s no word yet on what new features will be included in the upcoming title, but with the PS4 version of EA Sports UFC 2 having garnered a 79% rating on Metacritic and the Xbox One version 76%, there’s certainly plenty of room for improvement as EA continue to strive to bring the ultimate MMA experience to gaming consoles.