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 the current generation, 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 to the production of their EA Sports UFC games. The EA UFC series has so far released 2 games for current generation consoles, and are 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 poorly received by critics and fight fans. 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 complex. 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 were simple, yet did 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 the game 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! A new Fight Night would bring in many fans and players of the original games for last gen consoles, and would fulfill many players 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. I, and many fight fans alike in general are itching for a new installment in the series for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and possibly even PC. 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.
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, fight fans or just players of the old Fight Night series may soon have a new boxing game to enjoy on current generation consoles.
Thank you for your efforts in trying to inch us closer to our common goal by signing and supporting this petition.
The Make a New Fight Night Game For Current Generation Consoles petition to Electronic Arts (EA Sports) was written by Jayson Petrulis and is in the category Gaming at GoPetition.