With rumors pointing to Electronic Arts bringing back Fight Night, we think there are five reasons why the Titan should bring it back.
Why Should EA Bring Back Fight Night
Loss of the FIFA License
Electronic Arts lost out on the FIFA license. Soccer has the worldwide appeal that American football does not have. Basketball has international appeal, but it is not as worldwide as soccer. Boxing would cover some ground for EA to have worldwide sales.
Boxing’s Exponential Growth
Boxing has experienced exponential growth as of late. Canelo Alvarez is the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world. Despite the justifiable disdain for Jake Paul, he is bringing new eyes to the sport of boxing. If you look past his antics, you can see talent from different boxers that do not have the same clout as Paul.
It Will Undoubtedly Sell
If EA has been paying attention, it would see the hype eSports Boxing Club has garnered. The roster, customization options, and gameplay have all been effective in generating hype for the game. If EA announces the return of Fight Night, fans will flock to see what EA will conjure up.
11 Years Since the Last Release
Fight Night Champion released 11 years ago. Things have changed in the sport of boxing. Some of the best boxers like Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and other legends have retired. Canelo Alvarez is the pound-for-pound best boxer. A new breed of boxers has come into the fray, looking to make an impact.
Change of Pace from UFC
EA has spent the last few years developing for UFC. In the sport of mixed martial arts, everything is technical. It is difficult to capture the accuracies of the grappling and unorthodox strikers. Boxing is still technical, but it eliminates having to mimic grappling. It will be a decent change of pace for EA.
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