UFC champion Conor McGregor will grace the cover of EA Sports' UFC 3, which is due out early next year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. McGregor is the only UFC athlete to hold UFC titles in two weight classes simultaneously and recently fought Floyd Mayweather, Jr., in a highly-publicized boxing match in Las Vegas.
“Two belts, two covers – EA Sports got it right again,” UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor said. “It’s an honor to be on the cover and I can’t wait to play the game.”
The game, which is scheduled for a Feb. 2, 2018, release, introduces a new generation of fighting for fight fans powered by Real Player Motion (RPM) tech, which is a new gameplay animation technology that EA Sports says "delivers the most fluid and responsive motion in EA Sports UFC history." It consists of 5,000 new animations captured and rebuilt from the ground up.
Furthermore, a new G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) Career Mode now means that players’ choices outside UFC’s world-famous Octagon matter just as much as their performance inside it. This new mode allows players to strategically promote upcoming fights, create heated rivalries and more on the road to becoming the Greatest of All Time.
UFC 3 also delivers a new suite of multiplayer modes designed for fast, fun fights that are perfect for letting fists fly when playing against friends. Those who are looking for a quick social experience can jump into Stand & Bang mode, Submission Showdown mode, or opt to customize their match with unlimited stamina or extra strike damage in Fight Now Custom. The all-new Tournament Mode offers ultimate bragging rights as players attempt to take on as many opponents as possible in bracket-style elimination rounds with continuous damage and fatigue.
EA SPORTS UFC 3 will be available worldwide on Feb. 2, 2018, for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game is rated "T for Teen" by the ESRB.