EA has officially announced that UFC 5 is in development, with the full reveal coming in September.
Last year, Insider Gaming learned that UFC 5 was in development following the pause of a Fight Night reboot. In an internal email, Fight Night was put on hold in order to ensure that UFC 5 was released on time and to the standard the UFC audience had been accustomed to from the series.
The announcement made on Twitter diverts people to the EA website, where people can sign up to hear more about the game here.
EA Sports UFC 4 received generally positive reviews upon release, but was heavily criticised by fans for the addition of in-game advertisements that were added two weeks after the game’s release.
In North America, it was the 16th most downloaded game of 2021 on PSN. It was still in the top 10 of the PS4 download charts in both the US and Europe in April 2023.
In June, EA announced it was splitting the company and was making the next step of its “strategy by aligning our studios into two organizations that report to me — EA Entertainment and EA SPORTS.”