When EA Sports revealed UFC 4 on Saturday, it was announced that the game will come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in August. What wasn’t announced, however, was whether the game will make its way to the next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

If you were hoping to see the game get the Madden 21 or FIFA 21 next-gen treatment later this year, you’re likely to be disappointed.

In an interview with GamesRadar, producer Nate McDonald said that while the team is looking into it, they are focused on the game for the current-gen consoles.

“As far as the next-gen consoles are concerned, we’re really excited about that technology and what it’s going to bring to the industry,” he said. “But our current goal as a team is to provide the best fighting game experience available to our players at launch in August on PS4 and Xbox One. We are exploring opportunities [for next-gen], but there is nothing to share right now.”

Creative director Brian Hayes added that if both systems support backwards compatibility, players will be able to play UFC 4 on the next-gen consoles.

“We haven’t yet had an opportunity to test this out and determine whether any additional development work is required to leverage backward compatibility, but we hope to see UFC 4 playable on gen-five hardware using that feature,” he said.

UFC 4 launches August 14.


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