Target:
Electronic Arts (EA Sports)
Region:
GLOBAL
Website:
www.forbes.com

It's been years since fight fans have had the privilege of enjoying a new boxing game since EA's Fight Night Champion, which was released on March 1st of 2011, for the PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360 consoles. The game was very well received by critics, receiving an 8/10 from IGN, and an 84% from Metacritic. Since then, the gaming industry has been introduced to an entirely new generation of gaming, with the launch of the XBOX ONE and PlayStation 4 consoles in 2013, now referred to as current gen consoles. Most sports game franchises by EA Sports have been continued and carried on to current generation consoles, but the absence of the Fight Night games has lead to many fans of the series wondering: Where's Fight Night? Fight Night is currently on the shelf, as EA has stated their intent to shift their focus on the production of their EA Sports UFC games. With that though, comes several problems. As a fan of both Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing, I can personally say that overall, Fight Night was a much more fun game to play, and many people would agree with me. The EA UFC series has so far released 2 games for current generation consoles, and are believed to be currently working on a third game. Compared to past Fight Night games, EA's UFC games have struggled to find the right feel to the games, and have been very poorly received by critics. The concept of implementing the ground game and clinch into the UFC games has served as kind of a turnoff for many fight fans, as many think it's just a bit too much. Trying to transition all of Mixed Martial arts into the controls has been a problem for EA and everyone else who has attempted to create a Mixed Martial arts game in the past. Fight Night's exclusive focus on boxing controls have been simple, yet have done a great job of really showcasing the sweet science of boxing with an outstanding punch control system, amazing graphics for the time of the game's production, and was a fun overall experience in gameplay. By the time this next UFC game is released, which is projected to be in early 2018, it will have marked over 7 years since the last boxing game has been released! Even many hardcore UFC fans will agree that the Fight Night games were much more fun than EA's current product of UFC games. Also, a new Fight Night would bring in many fans and players of the original games for last gen consoles, and would fulfill many people's needs for a new boxing game. This would most likely generate a lot of money for EA in sales, because it would be something new to current gen consoles, as opposed to just a remake of the previous UFC games. Us fight fans in general are itching for a new installment in the series for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Due to this, I have finally decided to make a petition in hopes that in the near future we will be able to play an up to date boxing game for current gen consoles.


By signing this petition, we are asking EA to please start developing a new Fight Night game in the near future, so that us boxing fans, and fans of the old Fight Night series may soon have a new boxing game to enjoy on current gen consoles.
Thank you for your efforts in trying to inch us closer to our common goal by signing and supporting this petition.

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