UFC 3

Earlier today, EA Sports debuted a new teaser trailer for their upcoming UFC 3. The trailer was unveiled via Twitter.

 

UFC 3 And What To Look For

The UFC franchise has been undergoing changes since EA Sports took over in 2012. The new developer has done nearly everything from adding a new graphics engine to stripping entire modes and rebuilding from the ground up. The latest trailer doesn’t reveal much but it does give the date for the UFC 3 First Look.

While we don’t know exactly what to expect, there are a few things you should certainly watch out for come November 3.

Career Mode

If you’ve spent anytime in UFC 2′s career mode then you know it’s nothing more than a combination of ranked fights and contextual plot lines that are sporadic at best. The mode has fallen a long way since its inception under THQ when it featured conferences, promos and interviews. While the mode is not necessarily bad, it does lack in depth. The first look is more than likely going to be focused on gameplay and 4K graphics, however, you will want to look for clues hinting at potential career mode improvements.

UFC 3 The Journey?

The biggest question may be is will UFC 3 follow the the same path of other EA Sports releases and feature its very own cinematic type narrative. In the 12 second teaser trailer, you can spot a businessman in a suit. If anything, this is could be a hint at either an enhanced career mode or the game’s new narrative mode.

UFC on Frostbite

Even with the power of the Ignite engine, UFC 3 will more than likely be powered by EA’s favored Frostbite. We’ve seem the effects of this engine from Battlefield 1 to Madden 18. The question is can the Frostbite engine handle the octagon and provide premiere level gameplay for the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro. Visuals won’t be a problem but, with the surge of AAA titles launching practically broken, one has to question the integrity of the move to Frostbite if UFC 3 debuts on the engine.

4K Support

In addition, you’ll want to look out for Xbox One X enhancements coming to UFC 3. The same goes for 4K support on the PS4 Pro as well.

As far as teaser trailer go, this one is vague. However, that must mean EA Sports has a lot planned. The bar isn’t necessarily high for sports combat games. So, it’ll be interesting to see if UFC 3 raises the bar. Unfortunately, we will have to cross our fingers and wait for November 3.


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Kevin Finley
Kevin Finley currently lives in North Hollywood, California where he juggles becoming a pro wrestler and game writer. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Game Art and specializes in narrative design. Although an avid player of Role-playing games Kevin regularly mixes it up in first person shooters and sports titles. Kevin is no stranger to sports, cooking, debating and when all else is unavailable a good book.